Amaryllis From Seed

I love amaryllis. I mean, who doesn’t, right? They’re most popular in the winter season, during the lead-up to Christmas, and they’re a common Christmas gift in my family. I’ve been growing them for years, but for the longest time treated them as a one-off plant that was allowed to …

Dealing with Wildlife

As much as I love elderberries, elderberry pies and tarts I am a bit of a chicken when it comes to walking through the long grass and marsh that is require to get to the wild berries growing on my family farm.  This past weekend I managed to get enough …

Elderberries!

It’s the middle of August and the elderberries are starting to ripen.  This summer in Ontario has been quite dry and you can see it’s had an impact on the berries.  They’re much smaller this year than they were last year; which of course was an above-average year for moisture.  …