In 2006, we moved from a small city to the bush. I drive 20 minutes to pick up my mail, a gallon of milk and a six pack.
We bought property way out in the country, put in a large garden and got a few animals. We haven’t looked back and we grow about 85% of our food including our meat.
If you’re interested in learning about growing your own food, having chickens, raising pigs and canning your own food, keep reading.
In the last few years, we started a Garlic Farm and grow naturally grown Garlic that we ship across Canada.
Last Spring, I came across some Stevia plants while picking up some bedding plants at Canadian Tire. I remember just a few years ago, even the seeds were hard to find and when I did, they were very expensive. Now the price has come down somewhat, and they are being sold as bedding plants as well. I picked up two plants and they sat out on the porch all Spring and early Summer. I brought them along to Prince Rupert when we headed that way and … [Read More...]
These last few weeks have been so busy here - much like everyone I imagine who has a big garden and plans to preserve food for over the winter. Here's some of our Garlic hanging in the Barn in July. This past week has really been all about the Garlic. We have managed to get our 8000 plants (harvested to dry in July) cut, cleaned and stored. We will be heading to the South Cariboo Garlic Festival this coming weekend and we will … [Read More...]
It is the time of year where the weather is cooling off and we are all getting outside more. If you live in an area where there are hiking trails, camping and the many other outdoor activities, you are bound to see campfires and charcoal grills lighting up the trails. It’s a fun and nostalgic time of year, cooking s’mores over the fire, roasting hot dogs, or warming up your cold fingers and toes. But there is a dimmer side to campfires that many … [Read More...]
Here's a great recipe for Homemade Granola. Marion, my Valley friend gave it to me and we love it. It's easy to make and you can add any kind of dried fruits or nuts to the recipe. Homemade Granola 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup water 6 cups oats 2 - 4 cups mixed nuts & seeds (I used 3 cups and wished I had more) Combine the honey, oil and water. Since I am using … [Read More...]
We are already enjoying our recent Garlic harvest - even though the bulbs aren't dry yet, that isn't stopping us from enjoying lots of fresh Garlic every day. And, it's delicious and the heads are huge and beautiful. We had taken out some of our homegrown pork steaks from the freezer. Those piggies we raised last year are still rewarding us with great tasting pork. We wanted a recipe using turmeric with pork, and we found lots of great … [Read More...]