“Farmers Feed Cities” T-Shirt

I just want to say thanks to Tommyboy for sending me a big box full of his super fantastic Prancing Pachyderms kettle popcorn along with some other goodies from Owen Sound, including this t-shirt:

It’s a beauty. A perfect fit for my slowly expanding gut. I wear it all the time. A few jars of honey from my hives will be on your way some time in October, buddy.

“The Beachcombers” Online

Hey, we can watch The Beachcombers online! Click the image to watch the episode in which “Nick and the Reach family banish Relic to Conventry and declare him invisible because they believe he has killed McLoskey. Relic discovers advantages to the situation and Nick and Margaret decide to exorcise him to stop the mischevious goings-on.” Yeah!

Can you hum the theme music? Danger Bay got nothing on The Beachcombers.

I know what I’m watching on my netbook in bed tonight. The Beachcombers!

The Mud of Hopewell Rocks

hopewell rocks new brunswickHopewell Rocks is on the coast of New Brunswick. It’s a provincial park that features towering rocks that have eroded into interesting shapes due to the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy.

The Bay of Fundy is known for its high tidal range, which allows you to walk at Hopewell Rocks far onto the beaches during low tide to see the high cliffs and rocks that the tide has sculpted over millions of years.

What they don’t mention as a main attraction (for kids) is the mud of Hopewell Rocks. When the tide is out you can walk around the the bottom of the tower-like rocks and around the mud flats – an area where thick, brown mud can go past your knees and can get you stuck. I had to step our of those sandals below and dig them out with my hand at one point.
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Google “Hopewell rocks mud” or “Bay of Fundy mud” to see more exciting examples of the mud around the Bay of Fundy.

Weather Network Gardening Forecast

While checking the weather forecast on The Weather Network website today, I noticed they also provide a general forecast for gardeners. This isn’t how I stumbled on to it, but here’s the general route: Click the Home & Garden tab and select Lawn & Garden Forecast from the drop-down menu. Then click your province and then your city. A “Switch To Garden Forecast” button on the regular forecast page for each city would simplify the process, but anyway, the garden forecast page looks like this (as an example from St. John’s):
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