Welcome To The Party!!!!!

Oh Canada, One Hundred And Fifty Years!!! Happy Birthday! WOW!!! A Century And A Half!!!!! We’re so proud of our Home and Native Land, all it has accomplished in it’s one hundred and fifty years, both at home and internationally, and all the wonderful, thoughtful, helpful ways in which it continues to contribute to the world!…

News!: New At Les Belles Bouclettes!

Good morning to All! Since Christmas, we’ve been planning and working away quietly to add a whole new section to our online boutique.  Taking into account the patterns and kits we now carry, and several new patterns that will be coming out over the summer and in the early autumn, we wanted to make some…

Battle Of The Plants!

Last week, February 26th to March 5th was Invasive species Awareness Week. During the week we found out about the organization in Ontario dedicated to helping people learn about the plants that are not native to our region and therefore have no natural controls to their spreading in our eco systems. We also found out…

Wintering Over Honeybees

Originally posted on A farm for all seasons:
As we’ve updated you earlier, we winterized our bees this winter by wrapping roofing paper around the hive and supplementing them with some hard candy. We’ve had some very frigid days but recently we’ve had some record high days in the 60’s. During one of those unusually…

Hearts For You!

February is here, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and wedding season is just around the corner! For the past few weeks Nataliya, one of our talented knitwear designers has been first designing, then testing, and now is working with me to refine a mini pattern collection specially suited to celebrating couples, love, weddings and Valentine’s.…

New Year, New Tactics

Originally posted on Strawberries in the Desert:
My potted fig is thriving. It’s just over two years since I planted it and it’s taken to the wall down the skinny side of the house like…well, like a slug takes to lettuce. We can squeeze past to prune it because it’s pinned to the wall. Espaliered. Branches…