West Coast Blog

I Got Myself In To A Real Pickle

Venturing in to the world of pickling.


The last few days have been such a gong show! Self-induced, of course.

I got it fixed in my mind that I was going to make dill pickles. Don't ask me why. I have never made pickles before. I didn't even own a canning pot!

Fortunately, Central Builders had canning pots on sale last week. I drove down there to pick one up. They were all sold out! That should have been my first clue that making dill pickles was not a good idea and I should just let it go. But, they called me the next morning to tell me some more pots had come in on the truck the night before.


West Coast Sounds of Carmanah

Tunes For Tuesday presents Carmanah.


What sounds come to mind when you think of the West Coast? The wind whistling through the ancient cedars? The cry of an eagle as it soars overhead? The unique tinkle of the ocean as it rushes in over the pebbles on the beach?

Aptly named, Carmanah manages to incorporate all these sounds and more in their music. The first time I heard Carmanah, I knew I was listening to something special. I slowly closed my eyes, leaned back in my chair, and I was transported.


Heritage Home. Original Details. Mortgage Helper.

Beautiful heritage home for sale in Powell River.


Are you looking for a lifestyle change? This beautiful heritage home with mortgage helper for sale makes the move to Powell River achievable and an easy choice to make. 

There is room for everyone with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. With 3400 square feet, you know all the rooms are going to be spacious!

The suite is a private one bedroom suite with a huge bathroom and its own laundry.


Government In Negotiations With Mars Bombers

Communities pressure government to bring back our Bombers.

Finally! The government is finally listening to the people of British Columbia! Our BC government sited the high cost of operating the Mars Bombers as the reason their contract was not renewed.

Now that they have blown through their $63 million budget (the cost of fighting fires in BC is already at $80 million), the government is in negotiations to bring back our beloved Mars Bombers.


Fairwinds View Home. Outdoor Living.

Beautiful Fairwinds one level view home for sale in Nanoose Bay.

This beautiful Fairwinds one level view home for sale in Nanoose Bay is just waiting for you!

Enjoy the open floor plan of your two bedroom and den custom home. The great room separates the two bedrooms, ensuring privacy from your guests. 

The extensive outdoor living spaces invites you outdoors to enjoy the privacy , mature landscaping, and extensive rockwork.


Custom Executive. Gourmet Kitchen. Private Setting.

You will love this stunning home for sale in Nanoose Bay!


If you love to entertain, this stunning custom built executive home for sale in Nanoose Bay is just what you have been looking for!

There is room for everyone with four large bedrooms, three full baths, and two den areas. 

The chef in you will love the gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, solid wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, walk in pantry, and a massive island!


Take That Sapsuckers!

Time to go on the offence.


The neighbourhood hummingbird has been coming by daily, sometimes several times per day to check on my honeysuckle vine. He is protecting his crop quite ferociously too, chasing away any interlopers.

The honeysuckle is loaded with buds this year! With all the glorious weather we have been having, I am expecting a burst of colour any day.

A couple of days ago I was watering the honeysuckle and was shocked to see it was absolutely infested with aphids! I have been in this home for four years and have never seen any aphids prior to now.


I Am Usually A Pacifist

The annual invasion of the deer has begun.


The annual invasion of deer has begun.

It was really a joy to have a vegetable garden the first year I was living in my home. I enjoyed the fruits of my labour and ate out of my garden from May to October. I had so much produce, more than I would need, so I was delivering a basket of produce every week to the soup kitchen.




Residential Power Solution

Tesla sets its sights on residential energy.


It would be safe to say that most of us are concerned about our environment. We all want to do our part to minimize our footprint on Mother Earth. 

Solar power has proven to be an effective and sustainable method of generating power. But the cost to home owners to set up such a system is prohibitive. To store your own power requires a bank of expensive ugly batteries with limited life.



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