This summer, it’s all about growth! It could be the children and youth engaged in summer learning programs, or it might be me engaged in my little herb garden. Culinary herbs, just so we’re clear about that, given the fairly recent relaxation in laws related to herbs some folks like to smoke.

Thyme to grow

One program this summer will have teens learning to use a 3D printer, coding to program a remote vehicle, building and managing a website, constructing go-karts for a soap box derby, and converting a regular longboard to an e-longboard. All being well, I’m looking forward to seeing great growth connected to science and technology. I’m also looking forward to trying the longboard – provided there’s someone nearby with first aid training… Anyway, we’ve sneakily hidden lots of education stuff inside the general youth and recreation programs this summer, and we don’t mention the “s” word. School…shhh!

New growth oregano

At home, Scout likes to keep up with the growth in our little herb garden. She’ll eat pretty much anything – the temptation of the seaweed and fish bone impregnated soil was almost too much for her, but she did resist – and she’s been smelling the herbs, but doesn’t want to nibble any.

Me? Eat anything? As if…

Our recent ridiculous hot spell did do a bit of damage, but most of the young plants survived, and in addition to many happy herbs, it looks like we might double our tomato crop over last summer. Yup, I can see two green tomatoes already. Two! That’s some progress and real growth around here.

A growing yield

There has certainly been quite some growth in the numbers of visitors to town, and it was fun the other morning to see a small flotilla of recreational fishing boats heading out of the harbour. The people aboard seemed very happy to be bobbing along, and why not after months and months of restrictions?

An early start

I don’t want this post to grow any longer, so we’ll leave it here for now. Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

10 thoughts on “Growth”

  1. Great fun to hear about all the different forms of growth in your garden of life, pc. Your summer days look and sound so wonderful. Happy July, dear friend.


  2. Sounds like wonderful programs for the community this summer! Thank you for cheering me up after England’s loss today with that wonderful photo of Scout, laughing at the doubling of your tomato crop and the really exciting news of already having a new sporting event to look forward to when you report back to us on the e-longboard adventures!!😁 I was stunned when England scored so early and more anxious by the minute when they did not add another goal in the first half before the energy levels changed on the field. Wish they had subbed Grealish much earlier and that I was chanting SHAW and PICKFORD this evening after a win! Hurry up with the longboard adventures so my countdown to our football season beginning goes by faster.😁


    1. Haha, have to find a few laughs where we can – they’re not coming from football or hockey! Have to say well done to Italy, they were the best team of the tournament overall, and England came close. Hopefully I’ve got some 55 years or so left in me to catch the next final England get to. Or will it be the World Cup next year?!
      Yes, the e-longboard – it’s on the project whiteboard with quite a few check marks, indicating it is a firm favourite for the youth. I struggle on a skateboard, so adding power to a longboard won’t end well for me. Should be a good laugh if I can find enough padded clothes and safety gear…
      I hope your week is off to a good start!

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  3. Sounds like you got a great summer bounty PC. Your garden looks like it’s flourished and how great to see Scout again! Happy gardening. 😊


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