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Sowing and reaping

by Linda Wegner on 08/27/17

Though a concept foreign to prairie dwellers, I’m planning to plant vegetables this fall for harvest in late winter or early spring. As much as I miss Saskatchewan (and I truly do!), I appreciate the ability to harvest food throughout the entire year. Read more...

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1. Margy said on 8/28/17 - 09:48AM
I always leave a few things in the garden for winter, but for the first time I am purposely planting things to harvest in fall and winter. I went to the PR Garden Club meeting in June and Cathy from Mother Nature gave a wonderful presentation. I've even built a hoop cover to try and grow lettuce. - Margy
2. Linda said on 8/28/17 - 11:49AM
Thanks for this post, Margy - I'll check with both Mother Nature and the PR Garden Club

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Over the past number of months I made the decision to formally retire from my business activities; having said that, I will retain my company name Words of Worth and will continue writing for a select number of rural weeklies and a monthly agricultural magazine. A weekly inspirational article appearing on this page is also emailed to a number of readers. To be added to this email list, contact me at

As so many others know by experience, retiring doesn’t mean quitting and I’ve decided to put my expendable energies into volunteer work as well as promoting the city and area where I live. I’ll begin with what was recently seen in front of my office window.
A Message from Linda Wegner
Situated on the west coast of British Columbia, Powell River is a geographically isolated community with access to Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, only by plane or boat. Yes, our travel options are expensive and somewhat restrictive, but it’s because of that isolation that we have avoided the hectic pace of city life.
Photo courtesy of John Wegner
Our scenery is spectacular and the opportunities for outdoors activities, abundant. Take a look and avoid being jealous, if you can. The photos above are courtesy of Sean Percy, outdoor enthusiast and scuba diver.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner