If you’re interested in learning about growing your own food, having chickens, raising pigs and canning your own food, keep reading. We like to make our own wine and go fishing in our time off.
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It's the first of July and all Canucks know what that means....it's Canada Day! Whatever you are up to today, whether it's joining friends or family to celebrate or spending time fishing or eating poutine (!) enjoy your holiday today! There is an annual celebration held at the lake close to our home - we are hopeful that we can get down there once our chores are done. At 3pm we all rise from our lawn chairs, face the … [Read More...]
If you've got hens, there's a chance you have a lot of eggs on hand right now. Chickens lay so well at this time of year and it doesn't take long to get several cartons stacked up. We think there's nothing better than a pickled egg or two with lunch or with a beer as a late afternoon nibble. I make my own and it is really easy. Pickling eggs takes only a few minutes to prepare and put in the fridge. They make for a great quick snack or even a … [Read More...]
June has been very rainy here this year. It's actually been hard to get into the garden because the soil is so wet and I really don't like walking on it when it's like that. A couple of days of sunshine and a bit of wind goes a long way to start drying it out enough. I have to be out in the garden every minute I can, but we are being bombarded with bugs this year. Is it because it has been so wet? So bugs and growing weeds are pretty much what I … [Read More...]
Northern gardeners who have rhubarb growing in their gardens are likely picking it already or just about to. Plants should be tall with healthy thick stalks along with many smaller stalks. Pick those big fat ones first and let the others grow for awhile longer. And remember... Always leave some small stalks on your plant. If you want your rhubarb to keep growing, do not pick it clean. That bit of top growth will keep … [Read More...]
Who doesn't love homemade Salsa? We often have a pre dinner snack of salsa and tortilla chips, usually with a cold mug of beer. Here is an awesome Salsa recipe for you to try. Make a small batch to eat fresh or make a large enough batch to can some up to enjoy come Winter. Salsa can be safely canned in a water bath - I usually put mine up in half pint jars. Perfect size for us and if we have company to enjoy it with us, I just open up … [Read More...]