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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: Red Hill Hollow on December 13th, 2015 at 08:12 am

    Thanks Dante!

  • Posted by: Dante on December 6th, 2015 at 05:15 am

    Hi, Red Hill Hollow!
    Glad to see you honored for another Farmer-of-the-Day. Congratulations!

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Border Collies on October 22nd, 2015 at 06:45 pm

    Dropped by to vote :) How ya doing :) Getting all your fall stuff done?

  • Posted by: KC on October 13th, 2015 at 01:51 pm

    Came by to Vote :) [Lorna's Mom :) ]
    Hey with the Parkinsons'... make sure when you are looking around for a place that is smaller/better... then make sure that everything is on one level... the kitchen has drawers not cupboards... and the doors are wide enough for a wheel chair or walker later... No steps! :) Kathleen :)

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Border Collies on October 5th, 2015 at 09:27 pm

    Hello :) thanks for the note :) Well hubby is doing ok... just ok... but considering what they did to his leg... he is probably pretty good... not walking as much as he claims to the dr's and spends a lot of time sleeping...
    We moved to a little town in Manitoba called Cartwright... like the tv western... we even have Ponderosa Days got our rodeo :) it is not too small and not too big... you can get around on your mobility scooter but still buy all the necessary groceries... is actually growing :) there is several large industrial businesses.. 2 trailer builders and some house builders that ship their houses once built... when we moved to town some people had a fit that we were "dog breeders" and had a flip out! I guess one in 100 years has ever had a litter of pups in this town lol gave the neighbors quite a laugh as she had an unexpected litter of 12 a few years ago! Also when I told her that you could not have a fence in town she did not yet have an appreciation of my sense of humor and said I didn't know that! I was thinking of building one..{It was that my hubby said we could not have a fence!} she thought it meant no one could... I think people here may drink a little too much in the sun! LOL Anyway I did get a new kitchen installed right away so that was nice :) The little kittie in my slippers has had a second litter of kittens since we moved in May! LOL so I have been busy selling kittens! LOL as well as the litter of pups we had this summer :) Planning on two litters for after Christmas :) That should really set them talking! LOL

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on September 13th, 2015 at 07:14 am

    End of summer crops are continuing. I planted extra peas for a second batch. Acorn squash is still producing and carrots are maturing. With the weather cooling off the lettuce should be revitalized.

  • Posted by: Dante on August 13th, 2015 at 07:07 pm

    Hi, Red Hill Hollow! How have you been? Wondering how you fared this season. Hope you did well!

  • Posted by: Our Hugelkultur on August 2nd, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks so much for the Aug 2015 FOD vote!!!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 1st, 2015 at 05:12 am

    Berries have been hard to keep up with this year. At one point I was picking a full basket every day. They've been so yummy! Now the peas are really coming in. They're bush peas and have large edible pods. Don't you just love going out to the yard for fresh food?!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on July 5th, 2015 at 08:02 am

    Tonnes of strawberries and raspberries this year!

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