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The messed-up church and a handful of raspberries

2019-02-12T11:14:26+00:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Blooming Reverend|

I remember it very clearly. On November 18th I was out in the backyard, revelling in the warm sunshine and picking beautiful red raspberries. I looked around at the garden and saw a nice green patch of kale. There was a wide selection of fresh herbs like thyme, mint, tarragon [...]

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Jesus kale and its eight million seeds

2016-08-03T13:04:10+00:00August 3rd, 2016|Categories: The Blooming Reverend|

Last year I grew two garden boxes of kale: one was Curly Blue Scotch and the other was Red Russian. Everyone I knew, including my friends at the local fresh food bank, received big bouquets of it (whether they wanted it or not). At home, we made it into chips, [...]

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Wonderful waiting in South Baymouth

2016-04-05T14:35:16+00:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Blooming Reverend|

Here in snowy Ontario we are waiting for spring to arrive (it’s April–hurry up already!) so I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you a wonderful waiting experience I had last summer. Yes, I said wonderful! Have a look at these photos and you will see what [...]

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Is it good luck to plant seeds while wearing your bathrobe?

2016-03-18T18:09:31+00:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Miscellaneous, The Blooming Reverend|

I have heard that you can ensure greater garden success by planting during certain phases of the moon (who knows? I can’t say I’ve tried it). This morning, however, when I was out in the early morning sunshine, I wondered what might. Perhaps planting seeds while wearing just the right [...]

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Quetico: Hard work and a surprising payoff

2015-09-17T11:50:34+00:00September 17th, 2015|Categories: The Blooming Reverend|

This summer, I had the blessing of quite literally getting away from it all. We journeyed to northern Ontario, past Thunder Bay and into Quetico Provincial Park, a remote and beautiful wilderness. But first came the hard work of getting ready. There are special rules in the park to keep it from [...]

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