Zucchini Bread

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It’s that time of the year when zucchini are starting to be plentiful in the garden, though this year I will be relying on the farmers markets and farm road side stands as I don’t think the garden crop will be as good due to the drought we have been having.

The Curious Charms …

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The heat and humidity and drought continues.  You think you have had the hottest and stickiest day and then along comes another one to break all records.  Once again we are hitting humidex temperatures in the low 40’s Celsius and humidity levels are around 96%. How do you stay cool on days like this?

The Gardens in August

raking leaves on Aug. 7, 2016 at craftygardener.ca

It’s a hot, hot summer.   The heatwave and drought continues into August in my part of Ontario.  The temperatures are usually in the mid to high 30’s by afternoon and then when you factor in the humidex levels it goes into the low 40’s some days.

Removable Hanger Covers

removable and multi coloured crochet hanger covers at craftygardener.ca

Over the long and hot summer I did some crochet sitting in the shady spots in the garden.  One of the most popular posts on my site is the crochet covered coat hangers and it seems no matter the time of year folks are always hunting for this pattern.  I decided to change the pattern up a…

Spiral Twirlers

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Every garden deserves some whimsy and adding twirlers to various places means you can watch them twirl gently in the breeze. I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely summer.  Even though I’ve been taking a break from posting on a regular basis I’ve been making things for the garden and today I want…

July 2016- Hot, Humid and Dry

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July is coming to a close and what a month it has been.  The words hot, humid, and parched come to mind when describing it.   Temperature records have been set and when the humidity is factored it some of the afternoons have been unbearable.  Rain has been almost non-existent.