This is a funny post. I am not in PEI any more; I am getting ready for a trip to Yukon. It is kind of sad because though I am really excited about canoeing and hiking in Yukon for a few weeks, I really didn’t want to leave the island.

Before I left, I completed a giant squid mosaic in the cabin. It’s part of my ongoing project of replacing the natural plaster, which I don’t like  (it’s too crumbly and dusty, mainly). I made the squid of old dishes, bottles, crushed shells, and red pebbles.

I also made a scrappy woodshed out of pallets and uh, scraps, and put a half-assed green roof on it. The layers of the green roof are: OSB, layers of overlapping vapour barrier (really this should be a pond liner, but I am too cheap, and it’s just a scrappy, tiny wood shed), gravel for drainage, landscaping fabric to keep soil out of the gravel, homemade wood chips/bark mulch, and soil. The pictures show one layer after another going on, and the finished product with some transplants from around the land. I just chose things with shallow roots that grow in the sun – daisies, plantain, wild strawberries, that sort of thing. We’ll see how it goes.


Nothing Accomplished

I am happy to say I have no pictures of anything because I spent 4 days in a row at the beach, drank local cranberry wine, beer and whiskey (not all at once) hung out with Laurence and Kai who are heading back west, and read graphic novels in the hammock in the screened in porch. I can’t spend all my time working on things, ha ha. Travis and I even took a tipsy nighttime walk over to Peakes Tee, the local bar/golfcourse, where the only people hanging out on a Monday night were punks. Punks that were friends or friends of friends; it was sort of a funny coincidence.

The wild strawberries are out, and my garlic scapes are in abundance; the farmers’ market has lots of inexpensive organic stuff, and Byron dropped off some extra from their stall the other day too. So, yeah, everything’s great.