Monday, January 18, 2010

Almost Spring!

Pilger waits in the ice of Picton Harbour. I had forgotten to bring my trusty camera on the day it snowed, hence I missed the shot of coyote tracks going up to the stern and leaving a wee yellow spot. Judging by the other sets of prints, some two-legged boot-wearer came for a close up.

The second picture is of a coyote in our back yard, he/she was just standing there, waiting for Robbie to come out to "play". Quite a big dog.

Anyhow, we are spending our days doing all kinds of interesting things. In our garden musings, for t'is the season, we have decided to see if a Seedy Saturday would take hold in Picton. Seedy Saturday is the brain-child of an organization called Seeds of Diversity, see . They promote home gardening and seeds saving. The website is a great one one, full of info on cultivars, heritage varieties, gardening info and , of course, a full listing of Seedy Events near you! At a SS you would bring seeds you have saved from your own garden, or one that you helped along, and swap some of yours for someone elses of a different variety. Being our first year, most attendees will not have any of their own seeds, so they may help themselves to some some of ours, to get the ball rolling for nest year. There will be a talks given by the Pro's, addressing certain gardening topics, including composting, actual seed saving and possible treatments of certain species, say some who knows a whole lot about every variety of tomato known to mankind. More updates later!
We have gathered an interested crowd to help and possibly take charge in the coming years. We do believe that as many as are able should grow food for themselves. The quality and nutrition level of home-grown veggies has simply got to be better than stuff shipped from afar. If you save your own seeds, you will be protected from possible rising costs of foodstuffs.
The time is also right for a knitting club in Picton. How does "Wednesday nights at RoseHaven Farm Store, 7pm" sound? Maybe every other Wed. night.


Ann-Marie said...

A seedy saturday sounds lovely! I have been wanting to make my garden bigger and bigger, try some new things.

P.S. Knitting at Rosehaven also sounds lovely

Ann-Marie (Who you met at the Bean Counter at "Knit in Public Day" last year)

Christine said...

Hey Michelle, Will post about Seedy Saturday on my blog as well ( Sarah just finished exams but is working today on the logo we discussed.
Speaking of knitting, remember the "Crafternoon" get together we're hosting at the library on the 7th of Feb. Hope you can make it.

Michelle Lambton said...

Hey, Anne-Marie!
The knitting club is going well, all kinds of ladies came out.
I am writing this note from the projection booth at the regent Theatre, where Jim has found a bit of employment as a projectionist.
I tried to reply directly to your blog, but couldn't quite get it right, somehow, so I hope you get this note.
Our Seedy saturday was great, just getting them into trays now.