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Salt Spring Island in Winter posted on March 12, 2005


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The swans in Fulford Harbour were beautiful this winter. And so was the snow!

We are still enjoying our winter vegetables. Carrots, parsnips, beets, Brussels sprouts and cabbage store very nicely in the earth in which they grew. Some of our greens – chard, lettuce, and mache (also called corn salad) -- have survived the winter happily under their protective cloche.

Our winter and early spring projects include pruning the fruit trees, installing deer fencing, and starting vegetable and flower seeds for the summer gardens. Our strawberry plants have been ordered, and we are preparing their beds. The ravens have been calling, and the eagles are very active right now. Our neighbor has had 8 lambs born, and the longer days tell us spring is on its way. Alder Creek Farm has a herd of 14 deer whose ancestors decided years ago to make their home on this acreage. We delight in their beauty, grace, tameness and gentleness – but we match their strong desire for our flowers and vegetables with diligent attention to protective fences!



Older Entries

August 03, 2008 August Cornucopia
March 02, 2008 Spring 08
May 04, 2007 New sheep for spring
December 04, 2006 Winter comes early
August 30, 2006 Harvest Time
May 29, 2006 Spring 2006
February 03, 2006 Wet and Windy Winter
December 04, 2005 Getting ready for winter
July 27, 2005 Summer's Here
May 31, 2005 Spring Planting
March 20, 2005 Almost Spring on Salt Spring Island
March 12, 2005 Salt Spring Island in Winter



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