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Bob Barnetson
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Poverty wages okay if you're an Alberta public-sector worker
On September 28, support staff in Living Waters Catholic School District went on strike. Living Waters and AUPE have been negotiating for two-and-half years and the key sticking points appears to be a wage increase (to cover the cost of living) and having d...
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End of the harvest
So winter came a touch early this year, with snow and frost putting the garden to bed by the 13th! We managed to get all of the tender stuff inside. While we wanted for the root crops to thaw out, we processed some acorns we harvested from nearly tree. Tann...
End of the harvest
End of the harvest
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So hot...
The last two weeks have been pretty extreme, weather-wise. We had a few days of rain and the slugs materialized so I had to bring in all of the tomatoes that were sitting on the ground before they were ruined.  As the weather turned towards insanely hot (+3...
So hot...
So hot...
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Raspberries, strawberries and tomatoes
So the past ten days have been pretty busy as summer heat causes things to move along. The corn is looking pretty good this year and I expect we'll get edible heads. The raspberries are going into their last weeks of picking but we have lots frozen and I ma...
Raspberries, strawberries and tomatoes
Raspberries, strawberries and tomatoes
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Blueberry Jam and Zucchini Salsa
We didn't manage to get to a strawberry u-pick this week but I did find a deal on organic blueberries so we bought a couple of flats. Some we froze to baking, some we ate and I made about two litres of blueberry jam. I don't think I've ever made blueberry j...
Blueberry Jam and Zucchini Salsa
Blueberry Jam and Zucchini Salsa
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Rain, raspberries and peas
The first part of July has been a mix of hot (+28C) and wet (lots of rain). The result has been a lot of growth in the yard. We've managed to mostly irrigate the back from two rain barrels of the garage. The front has required a fair bit of tapster (tomatoe...
Rain, raspberries and peas
Rain, raspberries and peas
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Flowers, fire and bees
The end of June turned hot again and the plants have shot up. Lots of annuals in full flower, like these snap dragons, The city lifted the fire ban a few weeks ago and I finally managed to burn off the four wheel-barrows of old raspberry canes one evening. ...
Flowers, fire and bees
Flowers, fire and bees
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Rhubarb, berries, and bees
Apologies for the lack of updates; work got busy! We're just at the end of the peak rhubarb season. Jess has made pies and crisps and I've frozen some for muffins and also to combine with strawberries into pie filling to can (likely mid-July). The rest of t...
Rhubarb, berries, and bees
Rhubarb, berries, and bees
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Asparagus season!
The end of the flowering shrubs is in sight, which means the lilacs are out! And, after a lengthy period of doing whatever it is that they do, the potatoes have finally pushed out of the ground. The summer flowers are also underway, with these self-seeded p...
Asparagus season!
Asparagus season!
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