Adventures of the Beachcombers


20111128-101709.jpg Late fall après le crazy storms beachcombing season has returned! We have had SUCH intense power outage for 2 days winds & indescribable rains ~ that we have been getting cabin fever. Especially our 13 yr old dane cross. Seriously, I missed a day of work last week, because the ferry off our island wasn’t even running. We had friends who were hunting on island, stay overnight after waiting 6 hours in the stormy ferry parking lot! The second the rain stopped, we marched the giant puppy to the ocean.

20111128-102307.jpg The lighting was lovely, the driftwood plentiful.

20111128-102412.jpg The red cedar looks like it’s bleeding.

20111128-102512.jpg The beachcombers were back at it!


20111128-102605.jpg And what did we find today?

20111128-115103.jpg stay tuned for more beachcombing adventures & art projects this fall / winter!

Make Something Every Day

Escaping another winter… Take 2.

The sign we made for the back of the uhaul, when we moved my dad from Ontario to BC this fall read “escaping another Ontario winter”. We apologized yesterday when we popped in to his plush man condo…. This is what the last 2 days in the pacific Canadian rainforest looked like. Our yard on Quadra, specifically. 20111119-002707.jpg




20111119-002754.jpg Make Something Every Day

Minty yummy darlings


I dehydrated an entire mint plant! It seemed like a ton, after pulling leaves of stems fir an hour but only made a bowls worth. I kept seeds in a paperbag for planting in future. Secret I got off YouTube? Line the trays with Saran Wrap first (totally a smart call). This winter i have lofty crafty plans in the new retreat house of making essential oils and also soap making (2 things I’ve always wanted to try). Storage of Mint today in dark jars? Suggestions?

And I ate a few handfuls of these yummy darlings from the greenhouse! Sweet!


And I made friends with…

Make Something Every Day

not in Mexico anymore.

here’s a little video of the weather in the RAINFOREST by the OCEAN…from yesterday that stuck around on Quadra til today. In Campbell River currently out my Practice window~  it’s raining snow. Boo. Why can’t we have Mexico Fiesta weather all the times? I guess, so we appreciate it when we get to travel. We’re brainstorming / planning our next trip (honeymoon) already. Suggestions?

Okay- so this is a photo (not a video..) the blog doesnt support the file type for video..and I have no clue what that even means. Sigh.

MAKE SOMETHING EVERY DAY (especially in the snow).

“worst winter since 1956…”

The fine art of wood stacking. love it. love the wood heat.

I think we’re going to be just fine.

Cats loafing by woodstove is the usual now. They rotate between the upstairs and downstairs woodstoves, napping or  playing with their felt balls. I make their toys but that’s another post, coming soon!

Stay warm bloggers &