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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 […]

Garden Box Construction

Garden Box Construction

Before you learn about our garden boxes, if you haven’t already, you should check out Part 1 of the Garden Construction to follow on the adventures of building a vegetable garden on a hill. I decided to do this separate post about how we built […]

Garden Construction Part 1

Garden Construction Part 1

We moved to our little homestead in the summer of 2018. It was a dream come true. I had been growing my own vegetables in my small garden in the city up to then and though it was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to […]

How I Deal With Leggy Seedlings

How I Deal With Leggy Seedlings

Leggy Seedlings. They are a reality a lot of us end up dealing with at least a few times in our gardening life. And if you’re like me, at least once a year you get a couple seedlings that just need to be leggy. So, […]

Mascarpone

Mascarpone

Mascarpone is a wonderfully simple cheese to make, and can be eaten on its own or added to recipes. Definitely a good starting point for new cheese makers!

Our Raised Bed Soil Mix

Our Raised Bed Soil Mix

One of the many benefits to using raised beds is that you get to pick your soil mix yourself. This saves a lot of time that would normally go towards amending bad soil. The mix we use for our raised beds is pretty straight forward […]