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A Busy August

repainting the sign post at craftygardener.ca

August 22nd, 2017

  On a really humid and muggy day when we are having thunder storms and heavy rain pass through I’m taking some time to share some August activities.  It’s been a busy month of day trips, reading, croche...

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Down by the Bay

lesser yellowlegs by the Bay of Quinte spotted by craftygardener.ca

August 19th, 2017

  While walking down by the bay we spotted a pair of lesser yellowlegs shorebirds.  These were most likely migrant birds passing through.  We had seen the greater yellowlegs while in British Columbia last year. The...

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National Granny Square Day

first granny square blanket at craftygardener.ca

August 15th, 2017

  August 15 is national granny square day.  This is the very first pattern I learned to crochet and I’ve used it in many, many oatterns. In honour of granny square day I’m sharing some of my favourite it...

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Drink Cozies

water bottle cozies at craftygardener.ca

August 13th, 2017

    When working I used these cozies all the time for my water containers.  I used to partially freeze the water in the container and then top with cold water.  As the day went on the frozen part melted and kep...

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Keeping Their Balance

great blue heron at craftygardener.ca

August 10th, 2017

    Viewing wildlife is one of the reasons we go for walks down by the bay.  This year the water levels have been so high due to the heavy spring rains that regular viewing and nesting places have frequently be...

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Moving Right into August

a young oriole at craftygardener.ca

August 8th, 2017

  Another month has made it’s appearance.  The weather has been changeable – from hot and humid days, to wet and windy ones.  The garden either needs watering or it is water logged with rain! The beans d...

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The Feeders are Busy

at the feeder pole at craftygardener.ca

July 25th, 2017

Watching the birds at feeding time is always interesting.   So many varieties flit in and out.  We have two feeder poles in the garden, each with four types of feeders on them.  Both are located fairly close to trees so ...

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Harvest Time

growing tall peas at craftygardener.ca

July 24th, 2017

The harvesting of peas and beans is happening.  Actually the peas are just about finished but all the varieties of beans are just starting.  I planted several types of beans and peas this year so I could document the gro...

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