Monday, March 13, 2006

The Miracle of Life

Hello La Gang!

Well take a look at the picture in the blog entry before this and then take a look at these sweet babies which grow before our very eyes every day.

Folks it is really amazing to see this kind of thing live and in action 24/7!!! I highly suggest that everyone get a pot, some soil or potting mix, water, some of their favourite flower/veggie/herb seeds and prepare to have a constant reminder of how cool life really is! This is especially great for kids in the city who may not get the chance to see things grow.

We have three different cold frames that we are experimenting with and so far they are great. Mike fears my eagerness to plant with the forcast of light frost but I say what are cold frames for? You can look for the battle between the rash and the rational in future blog entries!

Brad and Luke took on the Soil Depth Discovery Project on the weekend and found we have on average about a foot and a half of soil!!! This was really thrilling as we expected only a few inches. They even planted a dead 50 foot tree while they were at it. Their dead tree raising abilities were astounding. (This was a tree that had fallen over in the wind, which Brad freed from the grip of the brush)

Mike went to Harvey Station(that's a town) to Mr. Ted Wiggans farm for an MCOG meeting. MCOG is a certification body. He went to find out what we might have to do if we get certified. Canada is in the process of developing a country wide standard for the term Certified Organic and it seems as though it may be in effect by next year. I have yet to decide whether or not this is a good idea but as long as our standards aren't as low as the States' than that's pretty good.

St. Andrew's for those of you who have never been here is a really neat town with artistic flare and small town history. We have been meeting all kinds of interesting people and stories of all kinds. There is enough history just on this piece of land to last us the year, so look out for those tid-bits on future blog entries too.

Well beautiful people I hope you are all sufficiently suffonsified,
May you feel the power of every choice you make!

Love K-dawg

P.S. Bailey says he's having a great time with his girlfriend Shandi!


At 3/13/2006 09:53:00 p.m., Blogger dana said...

The sprouts are so cute! Maybe I should take a picture of mine... but I need to find them a bigger pot to call home. I got a bit excited when I bought seeds and they grew faster than I realized they would.

At 3/14/2006 03:33:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, i totally knew that was you writing katherine! woot! fun!

At 3/14/2006 04:19:00 p.m., Blogger Jason said...

I love that battle.

Sometimes, I fight it with my self.

Oh, indeed!!

At 3/15/2006 01:57:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys!

okay, i just have to say one thing: listen to mike. please, PLEASE, don't plant too early. that's why you went through the trouble of starting everything indoors! it only takes one frost to set you back a month and leave you i tears...time to cultivate your patience, not your field!


At 3/16/2006 04:21:00 p.m., Blogger Mike said...

I was talking about using the cold frame to grow winter hardy stuff not the transplants we've started indoors. However thank you for the advice we definitely won't be putting our seedling out too early(I hope)! The weather is very unpredictable! Hope Vangroovey is keeping you nice and warm!

Love Kath

At 3/18/2006 03:59:00 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

good, just didn't want to see all that work go to waste!

it's going to be groovy come tomorrow...predictions of a whole day of sun and ten degree weather (finally--maybe the rest of the mucky snow leftovers will melt up here)! say hello to ditching my thesis and going outside!



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