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Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

We’re 18 months into our homesteading adventure. I can’t believe it’s been that long, and at the same time, it’s flown by. Some days I still come home and just stare at our little house and everything we’ve managed to accomplish. This journey has been […]

10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

Living waste free is something that we’ve been working towards in our house for a few years. We aren’t by any means fully waste free, but every goal starts with baby steps. The waste free lifestyle is becoming more common in daily life. And it […]

The Basics of Pressure Canning

The Basics of Pressure Canning

Canning is one of my favourite methods for preserving foods. But not everything is suitable to be canned using the traditional water bath method. Water bath canning restricts your preservation options to acidic foods. So unless you water to make a jam, jelly or pickle […]

How to Season and Care for a Cast Iron Skillet

How to Season and Care for a Cast Iron Skillet

A well seasoned and cared for cast iron skillet will last you forever. Sometimes skillets are past down through generations like family heirlooms. And other times you just get lucky at a yard sale or thrift store. However you come about your cast iron skillet, […]

Storing Carrots the Easy Way!

Storing Carrots the Easy Way!

Storing vegetables from your garden can be difficult if you don’t have access to a root cellar or cold storage. And pickling is not always what we want to do. Thankfully, if you have a surplus of carrots I have a super easy fix for […]

Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

Pickling beets is the favourite way of preserving them in our house. Sometimes I cook them into dishes like ratatouille and lasagne that can be frozen for later. But pickled beets find there way into our meals A LOT. So much so that we simply […]

Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread is such a magical food. And a sourdough starter, or Levain, is what allows this delicious bread to be so magical. Keeping one around the house is something that I’ve done for many years. It takes just a few minutes either every day […]

Tomato Trellis

Tomato Trellis

The Fool Proof Way Every gardener who grows tomatoes has been through that one season of absolute tomato jungle. Trying to keep up with voracious vines, pinching off growing tips to try to slow it down, or struggling to find large enough trellis setups. This […]

Strawberry Wine

Strawberry Wine

Preserving the summer is one of the main reasons that most of us garden right? I know it is for me. With nearly 6 months of winter, holding onto those summer flavours is what gets me through. Strawberry wine is honestly super simple, but it’s […]

Essential Wine Making Equipment

Essential Wine Making Equipment

Making your own wine and cider at home is a really fun hobby. It’s easy and can save you a massive amount of money in the end. Wine making is one of the first things that I tried in the Homesteading world. There are a […]