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.
The other day, I let you know about the Back to Basics Bundle - it is now available for you to buy. There are over 70 books and courses covering a wide range of Country Living topics. I've listed just some of them below for you, just to give you an idea of what is included. One of my books is included in the Bundle, and I am excited to share the whole kit'n kaboodle with you. I was involved in last years event and purchased the Bundle for myself. Wow! Chock full of … Keep Reading
Want to see the "mother of all" snow curls? Do you know what a snow curl is? Maybe you know it by another name, but if you live anywhere where there is a lot of snow during Winter, you're probably familiar with them. Snow falls and lands on the roof. Maybe the weather warms up and the snow slides off the roof. But if it doesn't warm up, and instead turns colder, the bottom layer of that snow will turn to ice. Once it turns to ice, it really has to warm up in order for the snow to melt … Keep Reading
If you are looking for a wide variety of fantastic information on gardening, cooking, raising livestock, homeschooling & much much more, you will want to know more about the Back to Basics Bundle for 2017! It will be on sale only from January 16 - 22. I have again contributed an ebook (8 Weeks to 8 Pounds: Raising Chicks for the Dinner Table) which I sell here on this site for $2.99. However, if you buy the Bundle you not only get my book, you get 72 other books as well! You … Keep Reading
This is the perfect time of year to finalize plans for the gardens - it doesn't happen until a lot of dreaming and thinking has gone into the equation. This planning is just one of the things I love about Winter. There's very little work to be done outside and no one minds if we get up late and linger over coffee. Garden catalogs have started to arrive although I get a lot less than I used to. That's because I focus on growing heirloom varieties and so I can save my own seeds. Needless to … Keep Reading
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. Once the nights started really cooling down, I brought the plants in and set them in a sunny window. Here are a … Keep Reading
I'm checking out the pins over on our Self Sufficiency board on Pinterest. I can't get over there every single day (at least right now) to remove pins that are inappropriate or just don't fit with the description of the board. Oh, and I should mention about the photo that accompanies this post. I made it, so that I can post it over there and people who may not read this site will see it to learn what is a good pin and what is not. I'm going to use some of the pins … Keep Reading