Saturday, December 27, 2014

Belgian Endive al la Ian Knocton & a walk in the park



A walk in the rain in the park land with s look at a very unusual Christmas tree in the wild and some slow motion waves done with a process the GoPro software calls Flux. Back to the house to harvest the first of the Belgian Endive and to try my hand at making a version of Ian Knocton's endive appetizer. I forgot the eggs Ian. Link to Ian's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olA7r...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Christmas Broadcast 2014



Published on Dec 25, 2014
In this year's Christmas Broadcast, commonly known as 'The Queen's Speech', Her Majesty recalls the Christmas truce of 1914 as she speaks of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night




Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Driving in the Winter Wonderland



Halvor at the Gardening in Norway channel did a nice car-cam video around the area where he lives in Norway which got me thinking a drive in the snow around here might be of interest especially to those who live in sunny hot climates. Very mild 1C and not much of a storm just enough to turn things white. However after all of the rain we have had lately the snow is a welcome sight, some sun wouldn't go a miss either LOL. This is a link to Halvor's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-emxUjcX2A

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Advice requested on some Cabin Projects



I have a couple of projects in mind for next year out at the cabin and I thought I would talk about them and ask for some advice from my subscribers. Another very cold day enjoying the wood fire in the cabin. A shout out to Micah Gallant in PEI https://www.youtube.com/user/micahgallant. A look at the Claytonia and Mache in the hoop house to see how it is dong inside the cold frame. A visit with the hens and little red and a look at the Belgian Endive that I'm forcing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Angels We Have Heard on High - Guinness World Record - ThePianoGuys Chri...



Published on Dec 12, 2014
Watch the #sharethegift video: http://youtu.be/uzjFEMmM0Xs

Download MP3 “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (mixed with “Angels We Have Heard On High”) FREE at: http://thepianoguys.com/sharethegift/

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MUSICIANS:
Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

CHRISTMAS YOUTUBER/FAMILY GATHERING:
Peter Hollens, Evynne Hollens, Ashland Hollens, David Archuleta, Shay Carl, Shaytards, Mommytard, Alex Boyé, Jeremy Warner (Studio C), Stuart Edge, Devin Graham, The McKnights (Mindy, Shaun, Kamri, Rylan, Daxton, Paisley, Brooklyn & Bailey McKnight) Kid History The Piano Guys (Steven Sharp Nelson & family, Paul Anderson & family, Elbertus van der Beek & family)



LIVE NATIVITY:
Mary: Flo Donelli
Joseph: Andrew Jueidi
Baby Jesus: Hudson Scott
Shepherds: Stuart Edge, Peter Hollens, Jeremy Warner, Natalie Madsen
Wisemen: Shay Carl, Alex Boyé, Richard Sharrah



All angels in the final nativity formation are real, NOT computer generated. No angels were added or subtracted.

Crew Credits:
Sponsored by Radiant (Sheri Dew, President)
Produced by Harmon Brothers (http://theharmonbrothers.com) and Mystery Box (http://mysterybox.us) with additional production from Boncom (http://boncom.com), Plaid Social Labs (http://plaidsocial.com), Creatus (http://4creatus.com), and DevinSuperTramp Productions (http://devinsupertramp.com)
Music Written and Composed by Marshall McDonald & Mac Wilburg
Music Performed by Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, Evynne Hollens, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Violin- Kristiana Sandberg, Kathryn Collier, Kathryn Leavitt, Sarah Crowther, Viola- Candace Wagner, Emily Brown, Cello- Kelly McConkie Stewart, Sarah Arnesen, Bass- Ben Henderson, & Percussion- Giles Reaves with special thanks to Meredith Campbell the Orchestra at Temple Square Music Coordinator
Music Production: Marshall McDonald, Steven Sharp Nelson, Elbertus van der Beek, Blair Leishman, Giles Reeves, Trent Walker
Executive Producers: Jeffrey Harmon, Daniel Harmon, and Katie Schwarz
Executive Creative Director: Jeff Taylor
Creative Directors: Jeffrey Harmon, Daniel Harmon
Director & Cinematographer: Jacob Schwarz
Second Unit Directors: Daniel Harmon, Jeffrey Harmon
Producer: Katie Schwarz
Associate Producers: Derral Eves, Ricky Ray Butler, Jay Davis, Theron Harmon, Benton Crane.
Screen Writers: Jeffrey Harmon, Daniel Harmon, Jeff Taylor
Storyboards: Daniel Harmon, Austin Craig
Public Relations: Derral Eves and Mike Grass
Crowd Recruiting: Derral Eves
YouTuber Coordination: Ricky Ray Butler, Derral Eves
YouTuber Travel & Logistics: Chani Boyce
Camera Operators: Jacob Schwarz, Devin Graham, Justin Ahlmann, Tel Stewart
Gaffer: Phil Shepherd
Key Grip: Kevin Woodward
Best Boy Electric: Spencer Scanlon
Electrician: Danny Shepherd
Best Boy Grip: Tyler Stevens
Grip & Lighting Equipment: Shepherd Grip & Lighting
Special Effects: Bruce Sundstrom
Special Effects Assist: Parry Willard
Post Production Effects: Tel Stewart
Blimp Operators: Jeffrey Harmon, Chris Newman, Alex, Jordan Harmon, Shane RIckard.
Blimp Creator: Jeffrey Harmon
Aerial Video: CineChopper (Pilot: Chris Newman; Camera Operator: Matthew Butler)
Editing: Jacob Schwarz, Katie Schwarz, Daniel Harmon
Art Director: Chloe Huber
Art Assist: Rubie Baker
Costume Designer: Alyson Hancey
Costuming Assist: Brooke Westberg Grama
Live Nativity Costumes provided by LDS Motion Picture Studios
Overhead “bell” costumes: Designed by Anniele Harmon. Pattern created by Alyson Hancey
Costume Construction & Assembly: Theron and Valerie Harmon, the moms of George Muller Academy homeschooling coop.
Makeup (live nativity): Danielle Donahue
Hair (live nativity): Heather Donahue
Makeup (family nativity play): Raquel Burr
Super connectors: John Dye, Mike Evans, Derral Eves
Logistics and Crowd Control: Jay Davis, Benton Crane, Daniel Harmon, Theron Harmon
Media Outreach: Creatus and Grassroots Media
Guinness coordination: Boncom
Behind the Scenes: Austin Craig producing, Jordan Nash, Michael Boren, and Davey Orgill on camera, Alex Moore editing
Nativity formation design: Daniel Harmon, Benton Crane
Craft Services: Amy Bigler
Craft Assist: Jennifer Carter
Security: Jay Davis, Derral Eves
Editing: Katie Schwarz, Jacob Schwarz, Daniel Harmon
Nativity Ornament Artist: Valerie Atkisson


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

4/4 The Art of Gothic: Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global (Ep3)



Published on Nov 3, 2014
The Art Of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 3/3 Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global.
First broadcast: Nov 2014.
Gothic fantasy horror would be outstripped by real horror as the truth of mechanised warfare dawned on an innocent world in 1914. The language of Gothic would increasingly come to encapsulate the horrors of the 20th century - from Marx's analysis of 'vampiric' capitalism to Conrad's dark vision of imperialism and TS Eliot's image of The Wasteland, a Gothic narrative seemed to make more sense of the modern world more than any other.
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License
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Evening Grosbeak



They always show up in small flocks, stay for a day or two and aren't seen again for months.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay




Published on Dec 7, 2014
Six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners are currently undergoing medical checks after being flown to Uruguay for resettlement.

The six - four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian
had been detained as suspected militants with ties to al Qaeda since 2002 but were never charged.

Uruguay says it is taking the men as refugees on humanitarian grounds.

Uruguay's President José Mujica has called the prison "a disgrace" :

"It's not a prison, that's a kidnapping place. Because a prison implies a refer…
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

At the Cabin Baking Bread & Making Soup



Today was our coldest day so far this fall -10C this morning so I decided it would be a good day to have a fire in the cabin and enjoy the day out there. I made a loaf of bread and baked it in the Coleman over and made a soup for lunch , I thought you might like to come along for a visit. I also show the GoPro set-up that I used to make the various clips.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Busy Bird Table



A few clips taken over several days at the bird table. At last I was able to get some footage of my very shy male Cardinal. He doesn't like being around the Bluejays and I have lots of those. The funny thing is the female Cardinal doesn't mind them at all actually she will drives them away wants she wants to eat.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

3/4 The Art of Gothic: Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global (Ep3)



Published on Nov 3, 2014
The Art Of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 3/3 Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global.
First broadcast: Nov 2014.
Gothic fantasy horror would be outstripped by real horror as the truth of mechanised warfare dawned on an innocent world in 1914. The language of Gothic would increasingly come to encapsulate the horrors of the 20th century - from Marx's analysis of 'vampiric' capitalism to Conrad's dark vision of imperialism and TS Eliot's image of The Wasteland, a Gothic narrative seemed to make more sense of the modern world more than any other.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Greetings from the Frozen North



A typical day after the storm. We lucked out and only got 10 cm or so, other areas of the province got hit much harder and at one time there were over 40 thousand homes without power. The power here flashed off but just for a few seconds. A guest appearance by Little Red at the end of the video LOL.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Queen of crime fiction PD James dies aged 94





I feel like I have lost a friend.

2/4 The Art of Gothic: Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global (Ep3)





Published on Nov 3, 2014
The Art Of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 3/3 Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global.
First broadcast: Nov 2014.
Gothic fantasy horror would be outstripped by real horror as the truth of mechanised warfare dawned on an innocent world in 1914. The language of Gothic would increasingly come to encapsulate the horrors of the 20th century - from Marx's analysis of 'vampiric' capitalism to Conrad's dark vision of imperialism and TS Eliot's image of The Wasteland, a Gothic narrative seemed to make more sense of the modern world more than any other.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Beachcombing





Fun on the beach with the GoPro and yes I did get wet, almost up to my knees.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cabin season is here, protecting the fig trees and the final harvest of ...





A collection of a bit of this and that to start of I have the first fire in the wood-stove out at the cabin for the season, some bird watching, things are getting colder so I moved the onions and garlic that was stored in the cabin into the house before they got damaged then prepared the fig trees for winter and harvested the last of the vegetables the cabbages and parsnips.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Arrival and Departure of the Autumn Colours





I had my plant cam set up for six weeks watching a maple tree as the autumn colours arrived and departed.

Monday, November 17, 2014

1/4 The Art of Gothic: Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global (Ep3)





Published on Nov 3, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRcZf...
The Art Of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 3/3 Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global.
First broadcast: Nov 2014.
Gothic fantasy horror would be outstripped by real horror as the truth of mechanised warfare dawned on an innocent world in 1914. The language of Gothic would increasingly come to encapsulate the horrors of the 20th century - from Marx's analysis of 'vampiric' capitalism to Conrad's dark vision of imperialism and TS Eliot's image of The Wasteland, a Gothic narrative seemed to make more sense of the modern world more than any other.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Something of interest in the Quarry





I wanted to show you something that happened in a Quarry not far from my house. Along the way we look at some of the late Autumn fruit and foliage. Also I would like your help in identifying a plant that I've been watching all summer and have collected seeds from to grow in my garden next year.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For the last time honest LOL





My last attempt at TiltShift on this video and I like it better than the other one, only 17 seconds long .

TiltShift - East Quoddy - Head Harbour Lighthouse (No soundtrack)





This is the same time lapse clip of the light house that was in a previous video. Rob (oldgardenerguy) in Finland said it looked like a Tilt Shift video. I didn't even know what that was but now I have bought an app and have been playing around with it using this clip. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

East Quoddy - Head Harbour Lighthouse





A short visit to our beautiful lighthouse which has been lovingly restored and maintained by a group of local dedicated volunteers. A very windy day which isn't at all unusual at the northern end of Campobello Island. There is a time-lapse clip in the middle of the video the frames were taken at the rate of 1 every half second and are being played back at the rate of 120 frames per second there are a total of 5269 frames in all. The tide was rising as I made the video so if you watch some of the rocks at the shore line they will disappear under the water as the tide comes in.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Free seeds on heirloomseedsaving.com / Ask for seeds / Give away seeds /...





Published on Nov 9, 2014
WEBSITE: http://heirloomseedsaving.com

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Rob's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bnbob01
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4/4 The Art of Gothic: The City and the Soul (Ep2)





Published on Oct 27, 2014
The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 2/3 The City and the Soul.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As the Industrial Revolution promised more and more inexplicable wonders of the modern world, Gothic art and literature became both backward and forward looking. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control, while Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights. Where would it all end ?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

3/4 The Art of Gothic: The City and the Soul (Ep2)





Published on Oct 27, 2014
The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 2/3 The City and the Soul.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As the Industrial Revolution promised more and more inexplicable wonders of the modern world, Gothic art and literature became both backward and forward looking. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control, while Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights. Where would it all end ?

Saturday, November 8, 2014

First Snow & end of season clean up





We had our first snow on November 2nd. not a lot here along the coast only a few centimetres northern areas of the province got a lot more and there were also lots of power outages in some places. Fair warning that winter is on it's way though and time to get all of those last minute jobs done before the big freeze arrives. In the video I harvested the last of the Thai and Cayenne chillies, both of these varieties are heirloom and as I said in the video I will be offering seeds on David's (Work With Nature) website http://heirloomseedsaving.com a great source of information on seed saving and also free heirloom variety seeds. Currently I offer Blue Podded Pea seeds and will add these chilli seeds as soon as they are dry. The video from last year on Pickled Cauliflower. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BXLflwlp5o

Thursday, November 6, 2014

1/4 The Art of Gothic: The City and the Soul (Ep2)





Published on Oct 27, 2014
The Art Of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour.
Episode 2/3 The City and the Soul.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As the Industrial Revolution promised more and more inexplicable wonders of the modern world, Gothic art and literature became both backward and forward looking. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control, while Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights. Where would it all end ?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Girls Moved Next Door





From the hatch of Chantecler chicks this summer I got 6 hens and 6 rooster, way to high a hen to rooster ratio. So I decided to move the hens and the 5 mixed breed bantams, that also hatched this summer, over into to the larger coop and leave the 6 Chantecler Rooster in a bachelor pad in the new coop for the winter. The video shows how this is working.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

4/4 Dan Cruickshank and the Family that built Gothic Britain





Published on Oct 21, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFI5G...
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As good as any Dickens novel, this is the triumphant and tragic story of the greatest architectural dynasty of the 19th century. Dan Cruickshank charts the rise of Sir George Gilbert Scott to the very heights of success, the fall of his son George Junior and the rise again of his grandson Giles It is a story of architects bent on a mission to rebuild Britain. From the Romantic heights of the Midland Hotel at St Pancras station to the modern image of Bankside power station (now Tate Modern), this is the story of a family that shaped the Victorian age and left a giant legacy.

Monday, November 3, 2014

3/4 Dan Cruickshank and the Family that built Gothic Britain





Published on Oct 21, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFI5G...
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As good as any Dickens novel, this is the triumphant and tragic story of the greatest architectural dynasty of the 19th century. Dan Cruickshank charts the rise of Sir George Gilbert Scott to the very heights of success, the fall of his son George Junior and the rise again of his grandson Giles It is a story of architects bent on a mission to rebuild Britain. From the Romantic heights of the Midland Hotel at St Pancras station to the modern image of Bankside power station (now Tate Modern), this is the story of a family that shaped the Victorian age and left a giant legacy.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

BELGIAN ENDIVE, JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES, PARSNIPS, BRASSICAS AND PEPPERS





Time to lift the Belgian Endive before the weather gets any colder the parsnips grow right next to the endive so I also pulled a couple of those which turned out to be a nice size, I will leave  the rest until we have had a few more frosts. I cut down the Jerusalem Artichokes and dug up a couple of them to harvest some chokes. In the hoop house I harvested the last of the Broccoli and another Cauliflower. There are lots more of the ripe chillies to be harvested soon.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2/4 Dan Cruickshank and the Family that built Gothic Britain





Published on Oct 21, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFI5G...
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As good as any Dickens novel, this is the triumphant and tragic story of the greatest architectural dynasty of the 19th century. Dan Cruickshank charts the rise of Sir George Gilbert Scott to the very heights of success, the fall of his son George Junior and the rise again of his grandson Giles It is a story of architects bent on a mission to rebuild Britain. From the Romantic heights of the Midland Hotel at St Pancras station to the modern image of Bankside power station (now Tate Modern), this is the story of a family that shaped the Victorian age and left a giant legacy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2/4 The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (Ep2)





Published on Oct 27, 2014
Episode 2/3 The City and the Soul.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As the Industrial Revolution promised more and more inexplicable wonders of the modern world, Gothic art and literature became both backward and forward looking. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control, while Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights. Where would it all end ?

GoPro At The Bird Tables





Some GoPro footage taken at my bird tables including some slow motion.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1/4 Dan Cruickshank and the Family that built Gothic Britain





Published on Oct 21, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFI5G...
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
As good as any Dickens novel, this is the triumphant and tragic story of the greatest architectural dynasty of the 19th century. Dan Cruickshank charts the rise of Sir George Gilbert Scott to the very heights of success, the fall of his son George Junior and the rise again of his grandson Giles It is a story of architects bent on a mission to rebuild Britain. From the Romantic heights of the Midland Hotel at St Pancras station to the modern image of Bankside power station (now Tate Modern), this is the story of a family that shaped the Victorian age and left a giant legacy.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

4/4 The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (Ep1)





Published on Oct 20, 2014
Episode 1/3 Liberty Diversity Depravity.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
In the middle of the 18th century - in England - an entirely surprising thing happened. Out of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason a monster was born - a Gothic obsession with monsters, ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. From restrained aristocratic beginnings to pornographic excesses, the Gothic revival came to influence popular art, architecture and literature.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

3/4 The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (Ep1)





Published on Oct 20, 2014
Episode 1/3 Liberty Diversity Depravity.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
In the middle of the 18th century - in England - an entirely surprising thing happened. Out of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason a monster was born - a Gothic obsession with monsters, ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. From restrained aristocratic beginnings to pornographic excesses, the Gothic revival came to influence popular art, architecture and literature.

Winter Preparations and some Autumn Harvest





Preparing the asparagus bed for winter and plans for the spring bed. Harvesting some Cauliflower and Broccoli from the hoop house. In closing a visit with a few more birds at the bird table on a rainy day.

Friday, October 24, 2014

2/4 The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (Ep1)





Published on Oct 20, 2014
Episode 1/3 Liberty Diversity Depravity.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
In the middle of the 18th century - in England - an entirely surprising thing happened. Out of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason a monster was born - a Gothic obsession with monsters, ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. From restrained aristocratic beginnings to pornographic excesses, the Gothic revival came to influence popular art, architecture and literature.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

1/4 The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (Ep1)





Episode 1/3 Liberty Diversity Depravity.
First broadcast: Oct 2014.
In the middle of the 18th century - in England - an entirely surprising thing happened. Out of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason a monster was born - a Gothic obsession with monsters, ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. From restrained aristocratic beginnings to pornographic excesses, the Gothic revival came to influence popular art, architecture and literature. (More to follow)

Greedy Blue Jays





Just a few minutes of GoPro video of Blue Jays at my bird table.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Harvest Broccoli, Chillies, Sweet Potatoes & Planting Garlic





You get to meet "Little Red" when she helps introduce the video. The brassicas planted on August the first are reaching harvesting size the first to be ready is the broccoli with cauliflower not far behind. The Thai chillies are ripening and I have picked all of the ripe ones to dry for winter use. Dug the sweet potatoes and prepared that bed for and planted next years garlic crop.





Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.

1. Early Butternut Squash *

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower *

7. Rendero Cabbage*

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix – Jump Up – Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans*

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber*

25.Carrot Bolero*

26.Rutabaga York Turnip*

27.Broccoli Gypsy*

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash*

32.Crown Pea*

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea*

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans*

35.Ethiopian Lentils*

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes*

38. Spanish Round Black Radish*

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip – Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede *

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Planting Fall/Winter Greens & Brendan's Tomato Soup

Following Patrick's example on the One Yard Revolution Channel I'm starting some Claytonia, also called Miner's Lettuce and Mache, also called Corn Salad, in the hoop house. I built a kind of mini greenhouse/cold frame to grow it under in the hopes of getting a crop off of it before the real winter sets in here and to see if it will survive winter and come back to life in spring time for an early crop of greens. In the last half of the video I make Brendan's Excellent Tomato Soup, very spicy and good. The ingredients for the soup are: 1.5lbs/700g fresh tomatoes 1 medium potato diced 1 medium onion diced 1 clove garlic 1 fresh chilli deseeded or to taste 1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 tablespoon fresh 1/2 pint stock 2 tablespoon olive oil

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Roasted Tomato Sauce, Potatoes & Good King Henry

Made a Roasted Tomato Sauce with a lot of the fresh tomatoes and it turned out really well. A bit of a potato reveal this time Yukon Gold Potatoes. A look around at some things in the perennial vegetable and fruit garden, harvesting and cooking some of the Good King Henry for the first time.

Tree Removal





A lot of tree removal and pruning going on around here to try and prevent lengthy power cuts like we experienced this summer after hurricane Arthur. A look at the work done in front of my property.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hot Pepper Relish & Herbs in the Cabin





At last Hot Pepper Relish that is actually hot and made with 100% vegetables from my own garden, it's been a great year in the garden. The last clip is out in the cabin where I'm preserving some of the herb harvest, sure smells good in there.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Time Lapse 360 degrees Chickens & Coop (No soundtrack)





I set the GoPro up in the new coop to do a 360 degree sweep and then I left it there so you could watch the fun as the chickens settle in and start to roost for the night. There are 12 Chantecler birds and 5 hybrid bantams. The bantams used to roost on the wall and at one point you see one starting to do that but it changes it's mind and gets on the roost with his mates. They have been roosting with the big birds for a few days now. The things on the wall are the new nest boxes with the roosts/ramps folded in the upward position to keep the chickens out of them until they are old enough to start laying eggs.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Help Simon Walls in West Africa



Checkout Simon's website and if you feel so inclined make a donation to help with his efforts in West Africa. http://simonwalls.com/africa/

Bringing in the Harvest





Brining in most of the crops now so I won't have to do it in a rush when a hard frost is forecast. As always some things did better than others but on the whole I'm very pleased it has been a good summer in the garden and hoop house.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Grape Harvest & Jelly Making, Potatoes, Chillies & Beets





A good grape harvest considering it is only off one vine. I make a batch of Grape Jelly, harvest a couple of varieties of potatoes, the Thai Chillies are plentiful and starting to ripen and a look at the brassicas and beets in the hoop house.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunset Over Passamaquoddy Bay (Time Lapse no Soundtrack)





A time lapse of the sun setting taken over a two hour period with the GoPro taking one frame every half second. The finished video has been speeded up .

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hot Pepper Jelly, Russian Blue Potatoes & Dehydrating Tomatoes





Using more of the great harvest of chilli peppers, this time to make Hot Pepper Jelly. Harvested one of my two grow pots of Russian Blue  Potatoes, just had to cook some to see if they retain their colour after being cooked. Dehydrating some of  the tomatoes to make a dried tomato soup base.



These recipes are quoted from allrecipes.com the free online cook book a great source for what ever you want to cook.



The cups and ounces version:



Hot Pepper Jelly

Submitted By: ranger1

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes



Ready In: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Servings: 48

"Enjoy this spicy treat on crackers with cream cheese. It also makes a festive holiday appetizer."

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups finely chopped red

bell peppers

1 1/4 cups finely chopped

green bell peppers

1/4 cup finely chopped



jalapeno peppers

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 (1.75 ounce) package

powdered pectin

5 cups white sugar

Directions:

1.  Sterilize 6 (8 ounce) canning jars and lids according to manufacturer's instructions. Heat water in a hot water canner.

2.  Place red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers in a large saucepan over high heat. Mix in vinegar and fruit pectin. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full rolling boil. Quickly stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil, and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim off any foam.

3.  Quickly ladle jelly into sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the tops. Cover with flat lids, and screw on bands tightly.

4.  Place jars in rack, and slowly lower jars into canner. The water should cover the jars completely, and should be hot but not boiling. Bring water to a boil, and process for 5 minutes.



Metric version:



Ingredients:

390 g finely chopped red bell

peppers

185 g finely chopped green bell

peppers

20 g finely chopped jalapeno

 peppers

235 ml apple cider vinegar

50 g powdered pectin

1000 g white sugar

Directions:

1.  Sterilize 6 (8 ounce) canning jars and lids according to manufacturer's instructions. Heat water in a hot water canner.

2.  Place red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers in a large saucepan over high heat. Mix in vinegar and fruit pectin. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full rolling boil. Quickly stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil, and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim off any foam.

3.  Quickly ladle jelly into sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the tops. Cover with flat lids, and screw on bands tightly.

4.  Place jars in rack, and slowly lower jars into canner. The water should cover the jars completely, and should be hot but not boiling. Bring water to a boil, and process for 5 minutes.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Red Hot Sauce, Egyptian Walking Onions & Lady Bugs

I found a great recipe for Hot Sauce and harvested a lot of my chilli peppers and all of the ripe tomatoes to make a batch. A closer look at Egyptian walking onions not that it is time to plant next years crop. A look at some Lady Bugs that are doing a great job of cleaning up on the aphids.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hot Pickled Peppers & Solitary Bees





Pickling the first batch of hot chilli peppers with a very simple recipe that I found on the internet and something that I think you will find very interesting that is happening out at the cabin with the Mason Bee house and my grafted Asian Pear tree.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Perennial food garden and garden update





I've been planting perennial fruit and vegetable plants in my new sheet mulched area for some time now but haven got around to showing it in a video until now. I recently cleaned out the large chicken coop and aded to the size of the sheet mulched area. A look at some of the fruit that is ready to pick and in the hoop house the grapes are ripening, the chillies are doing well and I have the largest eggplant I've ever grown.



 Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.

1. Early Butternut Squash *

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower *

7. Rendero Cabbage*

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix – Jump Up – Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans*

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber*

25.Carrot Bolero*

26.Rutabaga York Turnip*

27.Broccoli Gypsy*

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash*

32.Crown Pea*

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea*

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans*

35.Ethiopian Lentils*

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes*

38. Spanish Round Black Radish*

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip – Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede *

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Harvesting & Succession Planting





Early August harvest of Potatoes, Onions, Shallots, Garlic, Round Black Spanish Radish and Beets. Planting the fall crop of Brassicas and more beets.





 Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.

1. Early Butternut Squash *

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower *

7. Rendero Cabbage*

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix – Jump Up – Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans*

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber*

25.Carrot Bolero*

26.Rutabaga York Turnip*

27.Broccoli Gypsy*

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash*

32.Crown Pea*

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea*

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans*

35.Ethiopian Lentils*

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes*

38. Spanish Round Black Radish*

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip – Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede *

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*

Saturday, August 2, 2014

360 Degrees Cabin, Hoop House and Garden





Three time lapse clips showing a 360 degree panorama of inside the cabin. in the hoop house and the garden area where the cabin and hoop house are located.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Chicks Exploring the Great Big World





The 12 Chantecler Chicks and the 5 mixed breed bantam chicks are out for their first time to free range and explore the bigger world.

Crown Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Lavender and more





A short update of the garden and hoop house. First time I've grown Crown peas very surprised to see why it is called the Crown Pea. The lavender is in full bloom and full of bees. The two new raised beds with Sweet Potatoes, Endive, Parsnips and Salsify are doing very well. In the hoop house a look at the first tomatoes starting to ripen, the onions, peppers and the grapes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chickens and Garden





Wow what a learning curve the GoPro is a very small camera but incredibly complex and powerful. Day one and of course I just had to try it out. Hopefully future videos will be better produced. From what I see now I will likely mix clips from my regular camcorder with clips from the GoPro as both have features which I like and are exclusive to the particular camera. Bare with me please LOL.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Clearing off





My first little clip with the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition, whatever all that means. We have just come through three days of rain with two major thunderstorms so I did a time-lapse of the clouds starting to clear away. One frame every 2 seconds with the wide angle lens. No sound track.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Haskap unboxing, Campobello killer rose, Breeding Heirloom Tomatoes





My order of Haskap plants arrived one each of Tundra, Berry Smart Blue TM and Borealis very good quality plants, from haskapcentral.com . Showing off the Campobello Killer Rose (My name for it) and I'm trying my hand at breeding my own Heirloom Tomato.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Garden before tropical storm Arthur





A tour of the gardens and hoop house before tropical storm Arthur arrives. Not sure at this time how serious the storm will be there is always the chance here that it will change directions and go out to sea.



 Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.

1. Early Butternut Squash *

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower *

7. Rendero Cabbage*

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans*

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber*

25.Carrot Bolero*

26.Rutabaga York Turnip*

27.Broccoli Gypsy*

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash*

32.Crown Pea*

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea*

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans*

35.Ethiopian Lentils*

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes*

38. Spanish Round Black Radish*

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip -- Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede *

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*

Prince Leah

The Chantecler chicks enjoying their new yard.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Standing Committee on Finance Meetings re FATCA





Published on Jun 1, 2014
http://www.stopfatca.ca
http://www.adcs-adsc.ca/

Excerpts from Meetings of the Standing Committee on Finance:

Testimony by Invited Witnesses
May 13-14, 2014 (Meetings 34 and 35)

Statements by Committee MPs and Final Vote on Amendments
May 29, 2014 (Meeting 39)


Despite claims by Canada's Finance Minister, Canadian citizens are directly impacted by FATCA - the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - an American law about to be imposed on Canadian citizens resident in Canada - with the blessing of our own federal government.

On Canada Day - July 1st - our nation will begin to surrender its sovereignty and citizens to the United States as FATCA becomes reality.

Sound incredible? Here are some exchanges from the House of Commons Finance Committee.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Yard for the Chicks





Just finished building a fenced yard for the Chanteclers and they are enjoying exploring the big world outside. Also a look at the mixed breed bantam chicks

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Six Jug Tree, Perennial Fruit and Veg, Hoop House and Garden





An explanation of my six jug tree. A look at the perennial plants that I'm growing  for the new sheet mulched bed Good King Henry, Jerusalem Artichoke, Black Currant and Goji . Checking out some of the things growing in the hoop house and a look at a few of the garden bed Sweet Potatoes, Endive, Salsify, Parsnips and the first look at my polyculture bed. Finishing up wit a look at some of the things that are in bloom in early summer.



Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.

1. Early Butternut Squash *

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower

7. Rendero Cabbage

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans*

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber*

25.Carrot Bolero*

26.Rutabaga York Turnip*

27.Broccoli Gypsy

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash*

32.Crown Pea*

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea*

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans*

35.Ethiopian Lentils*

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes*

38. Spanish Round Black Radish*

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip -- Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede *

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*

Monday, June 23, 2014

Goings on in the Coop





A look at the set-up in the new coop and the Chantecler chicks which are now three weeks old. There are five new arrivals in a second brooder in the coop and the story of there difficult hatching . There mothers are some of my Mottled Cochin Bantams and their father is Prince Leah the Black Silkie Bantam.

The Last Day Of Spring





A look around the gardens on the last day of Spring.



 Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.

1. Early Butternut Squash *

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower

7. Rendero Cabbage

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber*

25.Carrot Bolero*

26.Rutabaga York Turnip

27.Broccoli Gypsy

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash*

32.Crown Pea*

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea*

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans

35.Ethiopian Lentils*

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes

38. Spanish Round Black Radish*

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip -- Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chantecler Chicks 19 days old - Time Lapse





A short time lapse of the Chantecler Chicks at 19 days old. Looking a bit scruffy with their new feathers sticking out in all directions.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Time Lapse the arrival of Spring





Just a silly tittle time lapse video that I made with my plant cam set-up in the forest below my house. The camera was looking at a stand of deciduous hard wood trees that were bare branches when it started taking photos on April 15th it was set to take 8 frames per day one every half hour from noon to 4 pm daily. and it continued taking them until today June 11th. Spring is very slow to get started but then it is here in a flash.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Clouds





Just a little time lapse taken with my iPad Mini. No sound track.It was set to take one frame every 5 seconds and I let it run for almost an hour, video run time 53 seconds. It is taken out side in my front yard looking toward the Pumpkin sweet apple tree that is in full bloom now.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Chantecler Eggs Hatching





Chantecler chicks hatching. A short time-lapse slideshow of some of the Chantecler eggs hatching .

Friday, May 30, 2014

Building the new Coop & Chantecler Chicks Hatching





A collection of clips that I made as I built the new coop. If you don't have any interest in watching me build a coop but you think you might like to see the chickens hatch and move into the new coop them simple click this time stamp 35:05 and the video will advance to that part of the video. (On the youTube platform only won't work from the blog or facebook at least I don't think it will.)

Friday, May 23, 2014

In the hoop house and garden





I knocked the Black Currant cuttings out of the pot they had been in since mid winter and found that they all had rooted so I potted them up individually. We have had a week of cloudy weather so I took this opportunity to transition seedlings of Tomatoes and Egg Plant from the grow room to the hoop house, I also moved the Cara Potatoes out into the garden. I've finished preparing the Shiitake Logs and set them up in the woods to begin the year of waiting to see if I get mushrooms. I harvested the one Round Black Spanish Radish that has been growing under lights and in the hoop house for several months and tried it.



 Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.



1. Early Butternut Squash *

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower

7. Rendero Cabbage

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber

25.Carrot Bolero

26.Rutabaga York Turnip

27.Broccoli Gypsy

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash*

32.Crown Pea*

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea*

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans

35.Ethiopian Lentils*

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes

38. Spanish Round Black Radish*

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip -- Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*


Friday, May 16, 2014

Deep bed, Figs, Peppers, Onions, Grapes and Candleing Eggs





I built a special deep raised bed for some of the root crops. A look at the Fig Trees in the hoop house. Peppers and Onions have been transplanted in the hoop house. A look at the grape vines that have started to grow. The eggs have been in the incubator for a week so it is time to candle them and remove the ones that are not developing. To close off the video a visit with the girls out free ranging.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Planting Cherry Trees, Hoop House, Hugel Culture, Exotic Potatoes, Incub...





My new Cherry Shrubs arrived and are in good condition. Making some changes in the hoop house. Starting my first Hugel Culture bed. Planting a couple of varieties of potatoes that I have never tried before.  My Chantecler hatching eggs arrived in good condition and are in the incubator.



 Plant List 2014

Items with (*) have been planted.

1. Early Butternut Squash

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower

7. Rendero Cabbage

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive *

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber

25.Carrot Bolero

26.Rutabaga York Turnip

27.Broccoli Gypsy

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash

32.Crown Pea

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans

35.Ethiopian Lentils

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes

38. Spanish Round Black Radish

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip -- Guernsey *

52. Salsify- Mammoth *

53 Swedish Swede

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

65 Hardy Cherry Juliette *

66 Hardy Cherry Crimson Passion*

67 Hardy Cherry Romeo*

68 Potato Russian Blue*

69 Potato Yukon Gold*

70 Potato Chieftain*

71 Potato Sleglinde*

Friday, May 2, 2014

Egyptian Onions, Hoop House, Shiitake Mushrooms and Primula Veris





A look at some of the early season harvest of Egyptian Onions, a visit to the Hoop House to look at the things that have started to grow in there. I've decided to try my luck at growing Shiitake Mushrooms and I have started to prepare the logs.



 Plant List 2014



* indicates the item has been planted.



1. Early Butternut Squash

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower

7. Rendero Cabbage

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber

25.Carrot Bolero

26.Rutabaga York Turnip

27.Broccoli Gypsy

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash

32.Crown Pea

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans

35.Ethiopian Lentils

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes

38. Spanish Round Black Radish

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip - Guernsey

52. Salsify- Mammoth

53 Swedish Swede

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sheet Mulching, Mason Bees, Black Currant Cuttings, Artichoke, Fig and ...





Spring is a busy time of year in the garden and getting ready for the summer garden. Just a few clips of some of the preparations that I'm making. The items in the plant list below that have an asterisk (*) after them have been sown and the others will be direct sown in the garden later in the spring.



 Plant List 2014



1. Early Butternut Squash

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower

7. Rendero Cabbage

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash *

15.Veseys Basil Blend*

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber

25.Carrot Bolero

26.Rutabaga York Turnip

27.Broccoli Gypsy

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky*

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash

32.Crown Pea

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans

35.Ethiopian Lentils

36. Cara Potatoes *

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes

38. Spanish Round Black Radish

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)*

42. Spanish Onions (Sets*

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander*

47. Basil - Petra Red*

48. Basil - Lime*

49. Green Soup Celery*

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip - Guernsey

52. Salsify- Mammoth

53 Swedish Swede

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This Could Be Spring





Some new snow but it didn't last long mostly all gone a few hours later. Great to be back home and in the dirt.  The items in the seed list below that have an asterisk after them have been sown not all have germinated at this time. Number 59 is blank because I discovered that I had one variety listed twice.



 Plant List 2014



1. Early Butternut Squash

2. Baby Leaf Blend Mixed Greens *

3. Kossak Kohlrabi *

4. Blue Curled Scotch Kale *

5. Black King Eggplant *

6. Fremont Cauliflower

7. Rendero Cabbage

8. Merlin Beets *

9. Stevia*

10.Italian Dark Green Parsley *

11.Bouquet Dill *

12.Penny Series Violas - Citrus Mix -- Jump Up -- Penny Lane Mix *

13.Tomcat Pepper *

14.Patio Star Squash

15.Veseys Basil Blend

16.Broadleaf Chives *

17.Monte Gusto Beans

18.Totem Organic Belgian Endive

19.Big Bomb Chilli *

20.Thai Chilli *

21.French Marigolds from Rob Bob in Australia *

22.Cuthbertson Mix Sweet Peas *

23.Gardeners Delight Tomato *

24.Calypso Cucumber

25.Carrot Bolero

26.Rutabaga York Turnip

27.Broccoli Gypsy

28.Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant *

29.Cucumber Rocky

30.Cayenne Pepper *

31.Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash

32.Crown Pea

33.Ne Plus Ultra Shelling Pea

34.Velour Bush Snap Beans

35.Ethiopian Lentils

36. Cara Potatoes

37. Covington Sweet Potatoes

38. Spanish Round Black Radish

39. Shanghai Express Goji Berries. *

40. Yellow Pear Tomatoes *

41. French Shallots  (Sets)

42. Spanish Onions (Sets

43. Dwarf Banana - Musa acuminate *

44. Olive - Olea europea *

45 Coffee - Kona Coffea *

46. Lemon Coriander

47. Basil - Petra Red

48. Basil - Lime

49. Green Soup Celery

50. Pak Choi - Dwarf Canton White

51. Parsnip - Guernsey

52. Salsify- Mammoth

53 Swedish Swede

54.Pawpaw Asimina Triloba

55. American Elderberry Sambucus Canadensis

56  Jumbo Thornless Blackberry *

57  Good King Henry *

58  Jerusalem Artichokes *

59  

60  Goumi Elaeadnus Multifora

61 Orange Thyme *

62 German Winter Thyme *

63 Redleaf Amaranth*

64 Lettuce New Red Fire *