starting out

I’ve been thinking of this blog for a long time, but haven’t had the courage to get it going. And I don’t know how else to start, but to just start. So here goes… A little about us: Warren and I met in Vancouver, BC, where I grew up, and shortly after, got married. About a year after the wedding, he convinced me to move to HIS hometown, Squamish, about 1 hour north of the city, 40 mins south of Whistler, in BC’s costal rainforest. I agreed. Little did I know that this was his way of “breaking me in” to the rural life… I was so bored, at first; I took up gardening, and became hooked.

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this is a picture of my very first garden. notice how i let my tomatoes grow wild? BIG mistake….

Later, in search of a simpler, more sustainable, and tastier life, we sought out for a little property in the Upper Squamish Valley, about 25 mins from town. We found a piece of heaven. Surrounded by waterfalls, rugged mountains, and giant cedars, our 10-acre parcel is 1/3 meadow, and 2/3 forested.

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I officially traded in my high-heels for rubber boots.

We’ve lived here for almost a year, and plan to get a little farm running, so I can eventually stay home with the children, and make a little cash on the side. So far, we have 1 child. His name is Johnny, and is just two months old. We also have two dogs: Hunter, our German Shepherd cross that we rescued; and Bellagio, our three-legged Chihuahua.

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We have three fairly large gardens, and a small greenhouse, that provide us with veggies for most of the year. And the newest addition to the farm? Twenty-three laying hens, which provide enough eggs for the five of us, and my ENTIRE Greek family!

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So follow along, and you’ll see how we get our farm up and running. With topics like planting, growing, & harvesting; canning, freezing, & other delicious food stuff; the egg business; and raising the boy. Successes, rookie mistakes, and hilarious moments included, I promise.

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One thought on “starting out

  1. Are you kidding!?? I would love to follow your blog!! Yay!!! Now I’ll feel like I am around you a bit more!! Miss you and your humor!!! Xox Allie

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