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Winterizing the Chicken Tractor

Winterizing the Chicken Tractor

If you keep your chickens in a fully fledged building with insulation and real walls etc. then you’re all set for winter. When we built our little tractor this summer, I knew that I wanted to keep the hens through the winter, but still hadn’t […]

Homemade Hard Cider Making: Part 2

Homemade Hard Cider Making: Part 2

A continuation of our Cider Making Part 1 post. We will look into Fermentation and Bottling in this part.

Homemade Hard Apple Cider: Part 1

Homemade Hard Apple Cider: Part 1

Why make cider? In Ontario, apples are a big deal. We have a particularly good climate for growing them. So in the Fall, making cider is a great thing to try. I like cider a lot, but usually stick to wine in my home brewing […]

Cheese Press Construction!

Cheese Press Construction!

We’re building a Cheese Press! I love the idea of making my own cheese. Up to now, I have only made soft cheeses like Brie. Hard cheeses have been calling my name! So Cheese Press construction was necessary. This post contains Affiliate links. If you make […]

4 Reasons Why I still use Raised Bed Gardening (even though we live on an acre)

4 Reasons Why I still use Raised Bed Gardening (even though we live on an acre)

Raised bed gardening is a great way to get into growing your own veggies. It is simple and doesn’t require as much space as traditional gardening. This is super helpful if you are limited in space, if you live on a small property or in […]