License To Kill!

Gotcha’ with the title! Didn’t I?

What I should have added is that I’m now officially certified to rake my ‘black thumb of death’ over any flora I cast my sun-hatted shadow upon.

Not that bad . . . honest! I spent the summer working for a landscape/garden maintenance company while completing this online course. Compared to my last job, it was the difference between a monastery and a carnival with every crazy clown you can imagine. Needless to say, I appreciated the solitude, it’s worth far more than gold.

It was a pleasure to learn so much, and what a change of pace and perspective. I’m so grateful for online courses and to an employer who gave an old dog a second chance. 🙂


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Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman's childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non. Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this country boy to life in the big cities. After a short stint as a private investigator, he moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

49 thoughts on “License To Kill!”

  1. Now I know where to go for gardening advice- congrats! Out of curiosity, have you worked with Paw-Paws? We have a couple of young plants that will hopefully flower in the next year or two, but I hear they can be difficult to pollinate- any advice?

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