Author: Lisa Pedersen

Our ‘Bugging’ Entomologist

As many of you know our Annika (aged 5) loves bugs.  At her preschool ‘graduation’ after all the princesses, fire fighters, and artists, the teacher announced:  “When Annika grows up she wants to be an entomologist”.  Most of the parents looked at each other and laughed and the kids all looked confused.  Like most parents I hardly even knew how to spell… Read more →

Eating RIGHT Out of the Garden

Our hope this with year with having a productive garden was to get our kids interested in eating different types of vegetables more often.  I wrote about this hope in the Spring in “Will Gardening Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables?”.  We thought that our kids would be excited about eating vegetables that they planted and cared for.  So far the results have been impressive.  The other… Read more →

Summer Reading

We previously wrote the blog “Read to Your Kids Before Bed Everyday” and I thought this needed an update. We still strongly believe in reading to you children everyday.  It takes some time to do but it is worth it, for the kids and youself.  We just signed Annika with the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club.  She is in… Read more →

Save Money Saving Seeds

This year we spent over $50 on seeds for the garden with most of them being vegetables but some flowers as well.  My frugal nature always questions purchases like this and I wondered why we need to be spending so much when seeds naturally occur in the vegetables and flowers we grow.  Some of the things in the garden are already… Read more →

Early Summer Garden Photo Essay

Summer has arrived and our garden is in full flower.  The garden gradually starts blooming and before you know it is a sea of colour.  I was impressed with the way the garden looked when I took these “Early Spring Photos”but the garden has progressed even more since then.  Our beds are just packed with plants that it almost looks like it is overgrown (I like… Read more →

Pests in our Garden

We have had an interesting spring for pests in our garden.  We have a lot of bugs (to keep Annika busy and happy) but there are a couple big pests that have been more notable.  It is hard for me to call these creatures pests, we do live in their environment after all, but they are causing some havoc in our garden and I… Read more →