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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May 24, 2016 By Annie
Want to start raising chickens? Wondering how to get started? Here are a few questions and answers to get things going. Chickens are a fantastic addition to your backyard or homestead. If your city doesn't yet allow backyard chickens, consider getting involved in the growing movement to change council's mind. While I can understand urban areas not allowing roosters, I am a proponent of allowing a certain number of hens per household. … [Read More...]
I came across this list again this morning and thought it would be good to share. I know some of us are looking for sources for non GMO grains. This list has several sources complete with the contact info, even the phone numbers. Are you planning on growing some grain this year? Getting a pasture started or overseeded? Try the sources here and be one of the many who are switching (or staying with) non GMO grain! … [Read More...]
Our Garlic is growing - our recent warm temperatures and then lots and lots of rain has been resulted in fantastic growing conditions for our 2016 Garlic crop. We only grow garlic from Organic Certified Seed and this year we have 8000 plants in the ground. We will begin selling mid-August and ship all across Canada. We will be updating the Garlic 2016 Harvest and buying information here. Last year we added a fourth variety - Tibetan - and we … [Read More...]
May 12, 2016 By Annie
Awhile ago, I bought an Excalibur dehydrator and have been trying out a few recipes. We've made apple chips (delicious!) and kale chips, which need a little more experimenting with. I have tried Kale chips before; one of my friends made them and they were pretty good! I wanted to try making them myself and bought a bunch of Kale at the grocery store. They were $2.99 and there were 11 stems of Kale. That's pretty expensive … [Read More...]
May 11, 2016 By Annie
Onions are a very easy vegetable to grow and are something most cooks use a lot of, so why not plant a few rows in your garden? Since Onions take quite awhile to grow from seed, I always buy Onion sets. These are just small Onions that can be planted in the garden. I run a stringline, so I can at least try to keep my rows straight, then I make a small furrow. I like to add some well composted manure to my … [Read More...]