Trolling

“trolling is the term we use for day to day adventuring” :)

Edibles Nature Walk Mill Creek Ravine brought to us by Sharedble Neighbourhood July 3rd

Last night Justin and myself went on a free nature walk through the Mill Creek Ravine, was a lot of fun and I learned about some new edible plants! I want to go back and forage for some of these when they are ready…there is even horseradish in the ravine…and gooseberries! 🙂 I would write more but I am sleepy…I am up too late already!! Here are some photos!

Burdock

Burdock

May Day Tree

May Day Tree

HorseRadish

Horseradish

Elderberry

Elderberry

Alberta Wild Rose

Alberta Wild Rose

Burdock

Burdock

Dandelion :)

Dandelion 🙂

Lovage

Lovage

Happy Canada Day!! :)

picnicinmillcreek - Editedpicnicinmillcreek - EditedToday was a beautiful day…so I thought it would be fun to go trolling through the Mill Creek Ravine…so we packed up a lovely picnic…we found a quiet spot in a meadow near the river and relaxed…I love Mill Creek Ravine because I feel always forget we are in the middle of the city….we then went for a walk down Whyte Ave and had some ice cream….back home now. Life is good.

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Janelle

Tiny home visit

Janelle and I had the distinct pleasure of recently visiting Turtle Island Tiny Homes in Calgary over the weekend. As some of you may know (or likely not as we’ve been kind of hermit-y for the last year) we’ve been toying with the idea of really truly downsizing our life…at first we toyed with the idea of a small cabin…then maybe an RV…then we fell upon the Tiny Home movement which seemed to combine the best of all the options.

Getting to see a tiny home in the flesh was great for us to really move around in it and ask the builders a tonne of questions. It really got us inspired and could be something we can see ourselves doing in the next 18 months.

Some good points were also brought up during it…I want to of course try to build this all environmental hippy like with wool from organic sheep for insulation…but it was somewhat casually mentioned by the builders (and I’m paraphrasing) that the financial cost of going totally “green/enviro/pretentious” could mean you’d be living in a more conventional house for a longer period of time…so maybe the poor hippies that are doing it are right to just jump in as quickly as you can.