Vancouver

Vancouver

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Garden Update

Well... back home finally! Lots of adventures are good for this little bear but... I also like to be at home too! Sooo... here's a garden update.

The peas were done so we planted some more beans a while back, they are coming along nicely.

The basil is thriving... we have more pesto than we can shake a stick at. Sigh... Ben? Need basil??? Or have other basil recipes?

Kale is doing amazing!!! Hardly any aphids this year which is nice.

The beets are good too...

We tried a new system of pushing pvc pipes into the ground (with holes down below) and watering that way - trying to get water to the roots...

The beets have done well!

And our squash are all coming along nicely...

The prune plum tree is loaded!!!

More plum chutney coming up...

Greenhouse tomatoes are still going strong although the cherry tomatoes are getting tired.

Our one big bell pepper is starting to turn colour!!

More basil... although strangely enough, the ones outside in big pots do the best!

A few cucumbers left as well...

Green onions and leeks are still in the ground. The regular onions are drying/curing.

And finally... the potatoes... the greens have been dying off for the last few weeks and so today...

Today, I am a potato farmer!!

I let my crew dig away the dirt and then I point out the potatoes...

There they are!

These are German Butter Potatoes, Sieglinde variety... beary beary nice.

That's the strip we've dug so far...

And here they are!! Yummmers... we gave some to the neighbour and Mama's partner is taking some in to work too.

They were super good... no blemishes or bugs... with a very nice texture and great potato taste!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Happy Beach Bear

Ahhh... this is the life... a restful sleep in the VW and now hot chocolate on the beach. What more could a bear ask for?

Not much! Except more adventures in the camper van!

 And maybe a walk on the beach as the tide goes out...  There are some islands out there...

With ruins on them! Looks like an old fortress...

Perhaps an ancient sand castle?

 Ooohhh.. .this one has a round fortress with a moat.

Actually, a whole series of moats... interesting!

 There's another island! I really do need a flag like Little Fox has... for claiming this new territory on behalf of Stuffies Everywhere.

Almost there...

Ah-hem... I hereby claim this island for all of Stuffiedom!

I wonder if I can garden here?

 Ooohhh... there's an island with a mountain on it!

Heh-heh.... this is fun!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Bear Takes Matters into His Own Paws

Oh hello... yes, we are driving... another road trip. But this time, I am directing things. The humans are hopeless when it comes to preparations!


Yes... you humans!! Keep driving...

No... I am NOT telling you where we are going! (Sorry... that's directed at the humans, not you my stuffie pals!).

grrrr... keep going... up and over the Malahat Pass...

Ahhhh... here we are...  Yup... this little bear went online, arranged a few things, forged a few signatures, pilfered a few bank accounts (I am not Sherlock Bear for nothing you know)... and.. voila...

 Our very own camper mobile!!!

 What do you think???

It's a 1986 VW vanagon in pristine condition... sometimes a bear just has to move things along, you know...

And after all that hard work... I deserve a honey beer!

 And maybe my human staff could make me a fire???

And prepare the sleeping accommodation...

Ahhh.. that's better...

It's so calm and peaceful in the forest...

Nice fire!

And then it was time for bed... sigh... this is the life!

 Oh... humans?? Well... you guys can sleep "upstairs"...
 

Yup... up here... off you go!