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Red Hill Hollow

Location:  Mississauga, ON

Day Job:  Employee Relations Advisor

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Carrots, Cherries, Cucumbers, Garlic, Grapes, Kale, Lavender, Lettuce, Mint, Oregano, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Nasturtiums, Chives, Sunflowers

Animals:  One lovely cat who, thankfully, didn't eat the seedlings this year! He's an inny, so he watches the gardening from the sunroom window. We also have a rabbit living in the yard (not a pet or livestock).

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  It feels good!

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  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Sheep RANCH IS FOR SALE on December 16th, 2014 at 09:28 pm

    We are hoping to go to Belize to enjoy some warmer weather.... : )
    It will be a long road before it gets better... but he is alive... and I wish I could say happy but right now he feels pretty useless and unneeded... and that he has no place in the scheme of things... so he is pretty 'lashy' in his actions.. but we shall persevere... Thanks for your thoughts! Lorna

  • Posted by: KC on December 7th, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Yes we have had a lot of ice so very hard to walk anywhere...
    Voted : )

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Sheep RANCH IS FOR SALE on December 7th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Well we are still advertising but the realestate agent showed it twice while we been away at hospital in Vancouver, BC... for the last 3 weeks... hubby had a cancer in his leg... they removed a large part of the femur & knee and put in new parts... and sewed him up so you can;t even tell! But it is two weeks and he is just getting along on crutches now... will be some time before he is walking by himself & major farming of any kind is now out of the question.. no heavy equipment operating or jumping-off or climbing... so basically no farming activities... especially livestock handling as he could twist & break what they have put in... it is basically a really complicate knee replacement... he will move around for about 1/2 hour or so then sleep and hour... but that is good... I think he is starting to appreciate all I went through when I had each of my hips replaced last year and with my Arthritis the real amount of pain I've dealt with... I know for sure that if he knew that it would be this much pain... he would have just left it and taken his chances with it not spreading to his lungs and killing him...was only one option given... removal ... no treatment would work ... But they feel that they have removed it all with out having any spread... which was our worry as they did two biopsies to figure out what it was and it could have spread with them picking at it.... But we are positive that things will improve and once we sell the farm we can by a small plot in the south and have a garden & the dogs and do OK... Lorna : )
    ps still LOVE your house... that is what I want to build down south! lol Voted : )

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Sheep RANCH IS FOR SALE on December 4th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Congratulations on farmer of the day! Is this your first or second time or third time? Well Nov last year : ) and December this Year! WOW ! : ) Voted

  • Posted by: KC on December 4th, 2014 at 09:39 pm

    Congratulations on farmer of the day! Is this your first or second time or third time? Well Nov last year : ) and December this Year! WOW ! : ) Voted

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on December 4th, 2014 at 05:02 am

    It's great to be Farmer of the Day! Thanks to anyone who voted. I'm looking out at the cold morning and enjoying my backyard strawberries in my yogurt today. Quick frozen the day they were picked back in July. :-)

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on November 30th, 2014 at 08:22 am

    Got our front yard trees, including the large maple close to the house, pruned - elevated and thinned out. Hopefully there won't be an ice storm this year but, if there is, we're ready?? I hope...

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on October 18th, 2014 at 09:57 am

    It's chilly, damp and windy outside but I found some treasures in the garden today. There were 2 peas ready to eat (edible pod) and about 8 raspberries. It doesn't sound like much but when you can find special morsels like that at this time of year it can make you a little excited. I clipped some lavender and mint, which are both still thriving outside, and brought them inside and put them in water. Will they root in water? I think they might. Anyway, they look pretty on the counter.

  • Posted by: Quinn's Micro Burb Farm on August 19th, 2014 at 06:48 am

    Hi Red Hollow! I wanted to thank you for stopping by and the congrats. I saw your recent pics and your crops are looking very very nice! I'm voting for you!!!! Wait - you've got Farmer of The Month - you definitely deserve that cause seriously your plants look nice. I'm sorry I missed it, when did you get Farmer of the Month?

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 10th, 2014 at 07:19 am

    Sunflowers are no longer growing. Must have been a raccoon. :-(

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