Rainbow

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We’ve had lots of rain recently. This evening we had a nice rainbow in between the thunder storms.

Potatoes survive & thrive

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It’s the June Solstice! The plants are taking advantage of the long days. Our potatoes were damaged by frost earlier this June but they have quickly bounced back and are thriving.

Late Frost

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Arrgh. A late frost hit the night of June 7 and it hit rather hard. The minimum for our area was -1.7 degrees Celsius. Looking at the climate data from Environment Canada, it looks like we may have received over … Continued

High Level Fire

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High Level was evacuated on Monday when the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire – at the time more than 69,000 hectares – burned close to the town. Residents were advised that recommended routes were Hwy 58 East and 88 South. Emergency services … Continued

Tomatoes Seedlings

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My tomatoe seedlings … I’d love to plant them outside but the average date for the last spring frost in this area is May 28. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac I should plant them Jun 4-25. I must be … Continued

Waiting for Spring

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Spring is late and cool this year. We are still waiting for leaves to bud. Crossing our fingers, as the forecast is for more seasonal temperatures later this week.

Ent

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I call this old Jack Pine the Ent. Taller than the typical Ent in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. One of the oldest trees on our property, and hard to get a full photo of it!

The Melt

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Is well underway thank goodness. Signs of life have returned and the birds are chirping. I wonder what they can possibly find to eat out there. The sun is getting stronger every day. Yay!

The cold continues

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This morning the entire province of Alberta has an extreme cold warning! February has been very cold, and March is starting with more weather warnings. It doesn’t take much wind for exposed skin to freeze, especially at -30 degrees Celsius. … Continued