On the Road Again

I’ve finally recovered from last year’s knee injury and am cycling outdoors again. Today was a great day. I rode my bike outdoors for the first time in over a year. Last March I had a hiking accident that resulted in a fractured patella and femur. It took 8-12 weeks just for the fracture to…

Bad Things Come in Threes

My veggie garden is overrun with weeds. Not just a few here and there, but mats of weeds invading each raised bed. There are a number of reasons for this. The main one is that I thought I was being clever last year by using grass clippings as mulch, but it turns out they brought…

Progress

Yesterday I got the OK to start putting more weight on my injured leg. Looking forward to getting out in the garden to start weeding (and plant some long-overdue seeds!). I’ve been far too busy with computer work lately, and am longing to be able to go for a walk again, to collect talismans such…

Spring: Snow, Water, Wildfire, and Gardening

The BC River Forecast Centre (RFC) released their April 1 snow survey bulletin this week. April 1st snow water equivalent (the depth of water you’d have if you melted the snow instantaneously) is used as a surrogate for the total seasonal snow accumulation and for the maximum seasonal snowpack on the ground. After April 1,…

Coming to Terms with the Past

Since I had my knee injury I’ve been sitting around pretty much doing nothing. I regularly ice my knee, and do loops around the house on my crutches to keep the blood flowing. I look out the windows at my garden (which I should be out planting!), and enjoy feeling the spring sun come through…