Tag: garden

Fruits of Our Labour – Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

The summer of 2014 was the last time we did any canning, so I was pretty excited this weekend when we finally got to make a few batches of jam. Nothing beats fresh, homemade jam, and strawberry rhubarb is my favorite (if you didn’t already know, I have an obsession with rhubarb). Gathering the Produce

Being Responsible with Our Resources

Canada is an amazing place to call home. We couldn’t be prouder to be Canadians, able to live our lives in relative freedom and comfort. We are blessed. But being blessed with such an amazing life also gives us a big responsibility. Just because we are free to live our lives how we please doesn’t

Urban Garden on Our Country Plot

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and “taco shells”, and pretty maids all in a row.” One of our kids’ favorite nursery rhymes, and I love how they add their own Mexican flair to it! Seriously, though, let’s talk about raising your own food. Growing up, I HATED tending

Planning the Homestead

Digging and chopping and planting, oh my! It’s officially time to start laying out the homestead – to get out the tape measure, stakes, and hammer and start strategizing. With just under a third of an acre of usable land to work with, and a lot of projects on the list, we need to plan