This bike light from MEC has knocked my socks off. I used it for the first time in total darkness riding home along the Ottawa River after Bluesfest and was amazed at how much light this thing generated. It has a ton of good things going for it: it’s compact, it’s sturdy, it’s inexpensive, it’s […]
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Part one and two are here. We have one of those big, black compost bins in the back corner of our backyard. It’s in a part of our backyard that is out of sight, and has become overgrown. There’s no semblance of a flowerbed back there, just a shady area with a lot of random […]
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I am still puzzled by what I found in the garden the other day, even though I have always suspected there were Strange Things Afoot. There have been many clues. Our dog Piper, for example, seems to stare off into space when she’s back there, and sometimes she spends a lot of time carefully sniffing one spot. I’ve also […]
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It had been raining steadily all day, and I took advantage of a break in the bad weather to take a little walk around our garden. It was looking especially neglected. Plants were becoming leggy and overgrown and the weeds were taking over. I could see how much work I had ahead of me. It was […]
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I want to take a moment to introduce you to some carnivores now living in our home. Meet Jaws: It’s a Venus Fly Trap! We bought four of them at Farm Boy (the Britannia location) last night. Not only is this a pretty darn cool window decoration but it’s a biology lesson to boot. Because I […]
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I was singing the shower this morning. SINGING. I stopped myself, mid chorus, with a shampoo bottle in my hand. Who is this person? And when’s the last time she spontaneously belted out some Dexy’s Midnight Runners? And then it dawned on me. Singing in the shower, to me, is a symptom of happiness, the […]
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