Everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador has heard of squid-jigging, and this year it became THE thing to do. So one night just after dark in mid-August, Amanda and fam did the jigging from the wharf in Bonavista Harbour. First time! Some ink was spilled when they came up, but the little creatures latched on to the line with their tentacles. Five year old Sofie loved it.
Way back in the spring Melissa’s sourced some nasturtium seeds from the Arts & Culture Centre seed library, and they are growing mad! Check back for the blog on her Summer 2021 gardening foray!
thegreenrockers had a little planning session at the Railway Station, the new site of Genesis Co-working. Great space and service, and a really cool hub of companies that are moving forward. And outside there's a good old Newfoundland Railway Caboose! More about that at the Railway Coastal Museum.
There was a bit of splendor outside City Hall when a film set shot us back in time to when Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles visited St. John’s in 1983. This happy sight was yet another benefit of the film and production activity!
Beth of Angora Borealis is doing magical things down at Quidi Vidi Plantatation. For instance, she spins angora wool from rabbits she lovingly keeps and knits gorgeous things from it. With feet and hands going in time, her fitbit must be off the charts!
The hot August has pumped up the picking! Black Currants are high in antioxidants and made the most luscious jelles and jams. At Kim's house, daughter Lucy, husband Finn, and friend Ben harvested the beloved bush. If your backgarden doesn't have its own crop of black currants, check out The Jam Lady - she'll kit you out with fabulous black currant preserves.
This wonderful old friend has seen a good many sleeps, but the tatted edges and frays belied the fact that this hand-made quilt has good many more. East Coast Quilt Co. fixed her right up! They're an awesome crowd down on Water Street.
empowering women through fishing
guide to the good's Natalie Haire reflects on her summer with Fishing for Success and the Girls who Fish program
golo10 is the Guide to the Good challenge that invites people to increase their local choices by 10%! here's a round-up of how pe...
In the pandemic month of March, food makers serving St. John's got online, shared some favourites, and talked Comfort Food.