What a Beautiful World We Live In

Image: Our front yard, a wild and busy place.

I’m not going to write much in this post – just let the photos tell our story.  The summer has been busy, but we are beginning to see the results of our hard work.

PS Keep tuned in for some upcoming artwork that is connected with my writing projects.

Image: Rufus hummingbirds galore.  Between the bumblebees and the hummingbirds, our yard us just buzzing.

Image: Normally we don’t get much in the way of sunsets, but this year we have been treated to several brilliant displays over the inlet.

Image: Chopping wood.  Need I say more?

Image: Kale with flax and garlic blooming in the background.

Image: Our back yard – potatoes, corn, and a greenhouse full of basil.

Image: A thicket of snow peas.

Image: Snow peas and raspberries.  Sweet taste treats!

Image: Purple mist heirloom variety multi-purpose peas.

Image: Our cabin sitting amidst the gardens.

Image: Blooming prairie beans with a test crop of red and green lentils in the background.

Image: A zucchini blossom.

Image: A zucchini ready to harvest.  Too many?  Not a problem.  We dry them and they are a great addition to winter pastas.

Image: Ripening blueberries with pumpkin vines in the background.

Image: Styrian and Lady Godiva pumpkins, grown for their naked edible seeds as well as their flesh.

Image: 6-row purple hulless barley almost ready to harvest.

Image: Saskatoons will be ready to pick soon too.

Image: Massive broccoli plants.

Image: Scarlet runner beans.

Image: Did you know that peanuts had yellow blossoms?

Image: Magentaspreen (a type of orache).

Image: Russian blue potatoes in blossom.

Image: Lavender.

Image: A chicory blossom with visiting bumblebee.

Image: Thyme.  Don’t we all need that?

All photos were taken by Kennard Hall on a windy morning in Port Neville Inlet!

6 thoughts on “What a Beautiful World We Live In”

    1. Thanks! Good to hear from you!

      Do you remember those currant bushes you gave us back in Prince Rupert? Well, we brought them with us to Port Neville, and they had a major crop (red, white, and black) this year. I ended up making fruit leather from them – very tasty! The thornless (mostly) blackberry that we started from your backyard bush is also bearing a heavy load of berries, although they haven’t ripened yet! Last year, the squirrels got all the fruit, but this year we have netting in place, and it looks like we’ll get a good harvest!

      Hope your garden is doing as well!


  1. Your garden is nice and big. Love the greenhouse, but don’t think one would survive on our cabin deck. Winds can get pretty wicked coming in from the Narrows. We’ve had waterspouts hit us face on and suck chairs and BBQs not nailed down. One time I even saw it starting to move the picnic table across the boards. How do you dry your vegetables. Do you have a solar setup or in the oven? I’ve done a few things in the propane over on low but hate to use up the gas. Do you get deliveries by barge at your place or do you have to go to town to get gas and propane? – Margy

    1. Amazingly, that greenhouse has survived 100+ km/h winds. We keep it fastened down pretty well – when we first bought it years ago, it nearly sailed off of our balcony!

      We use several methods of drying. We have a solar dryer, but it only works well during the long, hot days of summer. In the fall, if we have enough sunshine, I’ll set up my little electric drier running of the solar panels. Otherwise, I use drying racks that hang over the stove.

      We pick up our own propane from Sayward when we are in town, using small 20 pound tanks.

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