We are going to have thousands of Saskatoon berries in our area. It is crazy how many are coming. Visions of pies , jams and jelly’s are circling around my head. Yummy!!
Some of the Saskatoon bushes are like trees they are around eight to ten feet tall, and just loaded. Not counting all the other smaller bushes. Our whole road in the rural area where we live is lined with them.
You do have to be careful though when they are ready we also get visitors such as Mr. and Mrs. Bear and their baby bears. We therefore make quite a bit of noise as we pick.
Most the time we never have any trouble they are only interested in the berries but we give them a very wide berth. Never argue with a bear!
A little trivia about Saskatoon’s:
Native to North America from Alaska across most of Western Canada and into the western and north-central United States.
Original called the Pigeon berry
It grows at sea level in the north of the range , up to 2600 metres or 8530 feet.
It is a common shrub in the forest understory
The name “Saskatoon” derives from the Cree Native’s. The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan of Canada is named after the berry.
Saskatoon berries contain significant amounts of total dietary fiber, vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and biotin, and the essential minerals, iron and manganese, a nutrient profile similar to the content of blueberries.
This is a fantastic idea to get the best you can out of your growing season. I know this is a little early to be thinking of gardening in my area but it gives me a head start on my plans for next year. Prep work that is the name of the game.
I tried to grow carrots last year but the rain came along and beat them into the ground. So this year I am going to grow them again but like this. I am going to plant less and try to get more for my efforts.
I am kind of a newbie when it comes to growing all different kinds of veggies but an striving to get better and I think this should do the trick.
I’m straying away from my usual blogs because I think this is a very important topic that we should all pay attention to.
It is Remembrance Day on November 11 th.
We should all remember and be thankful that we live in the place we do.
We should all thank all the men and women who have given their lives so that we can have the freedom and rights that we have. They are our grandfathers , grandmothers, fathers , mothers ,brothers , sisters , husbands and wives.
We should all continue to thank the men and women who are putting their lives on the line for us each and every day.
Weshould also thank the families who have lost family members and are still sacrificing for the sake of our freedom in our countries.
Socome on people get out and support our Military members. Get your POPPIES !!!
Read this poem and say a prayer for all our military still out there putting their lives on the line!!!!
Fall weddings are beautiful. I had mine in the late fall , December 6th to be precise. It was wonderful. All the beautiful fall colours. I even put some of the colours into my dress.
It was a little chilly but it didn’t seem to bother most people. We had a nice warm place for the reception. Which was nice because snow was in the forecast. It managed to stay away until the next day so all was good. Then we had a five day blizzard. burrrr!
I would recommend a fall wedding anytime. But if I were to do it again I would pick late October or early November. Less chance of snow.
Ifyou are thinking along the lines of a fall wedding here are some real nice ideas.
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Fall is one of the most popular times to plan a wedding — and for good reason! See fall wedding colors, invitations, flowers, and more fall wedding ideas.
Gorgeous natural foliage and temperate weather make for great fall weddings. But for all of autumn’s positive attributes, there are still potential issues that you need to keep in mind while planning a fall wedding. First, keep in mind that even if guests are comfortable at your afternoon wedding ceremony, they need to prepare for the temperature to drop in the evening. You could even embrace the season with a few fire pits. Another common obstacle is fall wedding flowers. Though many popular wedding blooms are not in season during this time of the year, this is the perfect opportunity to get creative with a fall wedding bouquet. Incorporate unexpected plants like wheat, crabapples, and ornamental vegetables. Finally, remember to do your research when selecting an autumn wedding date. There are many holidays during the fall ,by doing your research you can help your guests avoid scheduling conflicts. Don’t let these potential pitfalls scare you, though — fall weddings are worth every bit of effort.
Planting flower bulbs is fast and easy just a few things that you need to prepare.
Make sure when you get your bulbs that you keep the labels with each set of bulbs so you don’t get the kinds mixed up when you go to plant. Make a easy plan for your garden , put the taller plants toward the back or in the centre of a circle so that all the plants are visual ,you can plant early medium and late bloomers so that you have flowers all the time in every area. Prepare the soil according to the instructions. Have your digging tools and you will be ready to go.
Put mulch on the bulbs if you are in a colder area and you are good to go for spring.