Thursday, July 30, 2009

Picking Peas

The time has come for us to begin harvesting the peas in the garden. So, this morning we went out and began to pick the peas that are ready. We were able to fill up two big bowls with pea pods and there is still a lot of peas still on the vines. Should be a very good year for peas at the ranch :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

A very green way to mow the lawn

Layla and I are lucky enough to have some horses at our ranch, and that makes keeping the lawn short much easier. Instead of bringing out a gas mower, or mowing the large amount of grass by hand, we can use the horses. That way we save on hay, and the horses get some nice green grass.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A tour of our garden, and the first potatoes from the garden

Here is a quick tour of our garden, and some of the potatoes that I pulled out of a hill for supper tonight.

Here are the potatoes:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garden and Alberta Primetime

Well, the garden is coming in great for us here in Alberta. We have five rows of peas shooting up, three rows of beans, two watermelons, two pumpkins, celery, radishes, corn and pumpkins all doing amazingly well. Our indoor tomatoes and outdoor tomatoes are also doing well. We have some spinach plants up, and the corn is trying to pop up with a few plants showing. The peppers aren't doing well unfortunately.

Pictures soon!

Also, thank you to Alberta Primetime on Access, who were nice enough to invite Layla and I into their studio yesterday to do an interview about Our Green Year and our selection as two of the most influential people in Alberta.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cool News!

Today, we appeared in Alberta Venture magazine in their annual list of the 50 most influential people in Alberta. This is a really big honor for us to be considered one of the most influential people in Alberta and we thank Alberta Venture for considering us.

Here is what the magazine said:

Craig and Layla Baird
Eco Bloggers

Ecologically speaking, Craig and Layla Baird know little things make the difference – especially after spending a year performing one environmentally conscious deed a day. As part of the commitment, the Stony Plain-area writers told of coffee-ground body scrubs and clothes washed with shower water in their blog Our Green Year, garnering a global readership. The year may be over, but the project isn’t. On Day 365, the Bairds vowed to turn the experiment into a lifestyle.