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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 16:31

Morning,all--looks like a lot of garden tidying is going on, and that you are getting some sunshine.No such luck here--wind warnings up for this afternoon--they say up to 90 kph--so will prepare for loss of power by stoking up the woodstove.This time of year we are subject to the Pineapple Express--warm humid air from the South Pacific collides with cooler air from the north, and dumps the moisture on the Wet Coast. Of course, much of the rest of Canada gets it as snow.

As for gardening in gloves--I do try, but it's no use--and my hands do suffer as a result. I find that a coat of petroleum jelly works. That said, my manicure is looking fairly good at the mo, as the weather has kept me out of the garden!

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 18:41

Flo, we also have GIANT Banana slugs, and there is a spider named Draino that wants to live in the bathtub. Oh, and Black Widows, although they are rare.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 17:02

Caz, I slept through much of it--but as I sit here, the wee hummingbirds are working the feeders despite the wind-shall have to refill them today.

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Posted: 17/11/2012 at 16:41

Morning,all--just sitting here with coffe and catching up on posts. The wind has been howling all night with gusts up to 80 kph; but seems to be abating now. So far, so good--still have power, and the wood fire is on.

Caz--do love Peter James;have read them all, though. Waiting for the next one!

Khan looks like a sweetie--my dogs would freak if I attempted to dress them up! So undignified.I prefer larger breeds, as can't stand yappers.But not too large, as they have shorter life spans.  Both of mine are rescued dogs; Border collie crosses.

Knitting With Dog Hair--I actually made a hat years ago when I had a Samoyed. It was wonderfully soft, but labour intensive.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 20:36

Yes, the chains are for the van--don't often need them, but good to have especially on this steep hill. Probably no snow until Jan/Feb--it's still fairly mild here-overnight temps about +3 to 5.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 19:59

Hello,all-just finished the Friday shopping and picked up a set of chains and a roll of landscape cloth at the Redirectory[by donation], so just a couple of dollars. The bonfire is still smouldering away--but it is going to rain later. Nice photos of chooks and Cody--my dogs have expressive faces, but they are both black, so it's hard to get a good photo. Think I'll go out and see if those chains will fit, then hope I'll not need them!  If they don't, then back they go.

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 22:12

Goodnight, all--I'm off to tend my bonfire again--will probably burn til tomorrow, when the rain will put it out. Perfect day for it-cloudy, no wind, and the neighbours away. It's a big'un!

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 20:52

Now that's a call I wouldn't return! Creepy!

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 17:47

The high school students commute daily via water taxi that collects them from the 4 outer islands about 7:30 am and returns them at 5:30 pm. The high school is on Saltspring Island.The ride is an hour each way-and in the winter, in the dark. Makes for a long day, and the novelty of the boat ride soon wears off.

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 17:41

Thank you for the compliments--yes, it is a wonderful place, and I wake up every day and count my blessings. If I hadn't inherited it from my English grandmother, who bought in 1952, I'd never be able to afford to live here. Property values have increased 20 fold at least. The ancestral holdings have shrunk to just over an acre, but I am right next to a park.

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