Category Archives: Food

2018 Garden Update

November 2, 2018 The snow is on the ground this morning. Not our first snow fall, but I think this one might be here to stay. The garden has been worked up and is ready for a winter’s sleep. I … Continue reading

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Workaway 2018 – Lucas

June 13, 2018 Our first Workaway for 2018 left today. Lucas is from Belgium and stayed with us for seven weeks. Two of those weeks he was on his own, house/dog/cat/plant – sitting for us while we were on vacation. … Continue reading

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2017 Year in Review

December 29, 2017 Another year over, it seems in a blink of an eye. 2017 was another busy year here at the Ponderosa. And we are pleased to announce …drumroll please…..THE HOUSE IS FINISHED!!!!!!! There are still lots of little … Continue reading

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October Garden Update

October 1, 2017 Living in Manitoba Canada, it seems surreal to be able to post an October Garden Update. However, during my lifetime I have seen the frost free season extend longer and longer. I am sure this is due … Continue reading

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Workaway 2017

August 31, 2017 Earlier this year, we signed up for a program called Workaway. Workaway promotes volunteering, work and cultural exchange around the world. In a nutshell, as a Workaway host, we can host visiting travelers at our property and in exchange … Continue reading

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August Garden Update

August 5, 2017 Garden Season is in full swing. Suddenly the garden has blossomed and we are working hard to make good use of her bounty – eating, freezing and drying whatever we can. This is such an exciting time … Continue reading

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Outdoor Kitchen

July 13, 2017 Another project almost complete. The building of the outdoor kitchen is done. Just waiting for the hookup of the propane stove and the plumbing on the outdoor sink. Although we can’t cook or wash outside yet, we are … Continue reading

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