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.
Here we are, coming to the end of October already. Soon it will be Halloween - have you been decorating or making a beautiful autumn themed display on your front porch? When my sons were young, we always decorated pumpkins at Halloween. We'd set them out on our porch with candles inside them to welcome all the trick or treaters to our door. Once my boys got old enough (teenage years) they really weren't into the pumpkin carving thing … [Read More...]
Cabbage grows wonderfully here in the Cariboo - we often end up with heads over 10 pounds. We don't seem to have many pest problems when growing Cabbage and I am not sure why, although I am grateful. What to do with all this Cabbage? We can keep some heads in the Cold Room and they will easily keep down there until past Christmas. We also eat a lot of Coleslaw in the Fall. We mix the red and green Cabbages together, grate some Carrot, … [Read More...]
I know I have been MIA for awhile - it has been a really busy year and I have definitely been focusing more on our acreage and less on the computer. We have done so much here this year. So many projects, many having to do with garlic but other stuff too. I'll fill you in over the next few weeks. I'm just glad that the majority of the outside work is done. Well, the really necessary stuff is! Wait a minute, I just thought of something else that … [Read More...]
I mentioned earlier that in June, I had given the Raspberry patch a thorough weeding and clean up. At this time of year, it is very easy to just pull up any new shoots that are "out of order". If you don't tidy up your patch in Spring, you will be amazed at how difficult it will be for you to get in there and pick berries later in the season. It's a really good plan to do this again once Fall arrives. By this time, you can easily tell which … [Read More...]
The evenings and mornings are getting a lot cooler. I know it won't be long now until the garden is completely tucked in for the winter. At that point, our days get a lot easier, in that the harvesting is done. The garden will have a thick layer of composted manure on it, the fall rye will have been sown and I can move on to other things. What other things? For starters, sleeping in a bit would be nice. I love the days of October as I can … [Read More...]