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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 […]

Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are so wonderful fresh. But just like so many things, they are possibly even tastier when they’ve been roasted. All of the juices and sugars caramelize and make for a perfect addition to pretty much any dish you would otherwise put peppers into. […]

Butchering a Chicken

Butchering a Chicken

It’s easier than it sounds. First of all, this post is about butchering a chicken not slaughtering a chicken. There’s a difference. Though I will likely write a post in the future about dispatching, plucking and gutting a bird, this is not it. Butchering is […]

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 […]