The property we now call Oslicken Acres has some interesting stories attached to it. As we spend time in the house and around the land we sometimes get a feeling of that history coming to life, as well as physical reminders of those who came before us. A year or so after moving in I noticed […]
I recently sampled “Revenge of the Ginger: Kickin’ Ginger Red IPA” from Double Trouble Brewing. Admittedly, I have a not so secret love for gingers and IPAs, so the name of the beer is what inspired this purchase. I’ve previously tried and enjoyed Hops & Robbers by Double Trouble. As an added bonus the image […]
Every year at around this time many of the open spaces at Oslicken Acres become awash in colour. Hieracium aurantiaca more commonly known as orange hawkweeed or devil’s paintbrush come into bloom and green fields become tinged with orange. Part of the daisy family devil’s paintbrush is a perennial plant that is often considered a […]
I wrote earlier about the beers from Black Creek Historic Brewery in our beer of the month club delivery. The other featured brewery, Kichesippi Beer Co., in this month’s delivery is also from Ontario. Located in Ottawa the name of the brewery means ‘The Great River’ and prior to 1855 the river running through Ottawa was […]
We live in a world with many issues and problems. This isn’t news to most of us. If you look at things from a high level you’ll see international conflict/war, poverty/hunger, environmental issues, political corruption and numerous other important issues to consider. Environmental problems are vast and include oil spills, invasive species, oceans filling with […]
The past four years Andrew and I have planted a traditional style vegetable garden. Long rows of vegetables marked with wooden stakes. We have tons of space outside so the idea of having a huge chunk of lawn taken up by a garden wasn’t a concern. The row garden reminds me of my grandparents who […]
For Christmas I gave Andrew a membership to a beer of the (every other) month club. Since January we have been enjoying the bi-monthly surprise of craft beers delivered to our door. This month’s selection included two beers from Black Creek Brewery. Located at the Black Creek Pioneer Village heritage site the Black Creek Historic […]
I love the idea of perennial vegetables. You plant them once and are rewarded with food year after year. Perhaps the most well known perennial vegetable is rhubarb. It grows in abundance, requires minimal maintenance, is almost impossible to kill, and can be made into a multitude of tasty treats. We were lucky that Oslicken […]
Spring has sprung on Oslicken Acres. The flowerbeds we created last year are thriving and many of the bulbs we planted in the fall have come up. The emergence of tulips and daffodils in the spring are always heartening after a long winter.
Krista and I decided it was time for a blog to replace our wedding site. Couldn’t get rid of it completely though – you can still view it here. More posts coming soon – maybe – we think!