I’m not a big fan of tomatoes at the best of times. I am indifferent to ketchup, the blandest of the bland condiments (although invaluable if you get some really bad french fries). I also don’t really mind pasta or pizza sauce. Salsa (or better yet Salsa-Mayo 50/50 mix) is good on nachos, but after … Read more
We tried planting some finger potatoes this year – so far, they’re delicious and healthy! Really pleased!
So last spring you may remember that the lumber I had cut to build a new sauna had an accident while resting on the drying rack I had purchased. As also mentioned, I had a very busy summer, and never did get to building that sauna. I believe we’ve decided that we’ll look into purchasing … Read more
Be it ever so humble, there are no veggies quite like “grown on your own…” Showing off the bounty from our raised beds. Made for amazing fresh salad!
One of the projects that we really wanted to do when we first took up the notion of homesteading was to produce a portion of our own food. So far we’ve not really pursued this aspect of things, especially with so much to do to simply construct the homestead itself! I have no illusions that … Read more
No, it wasn’t a used iPhone or something like that. It was literally a crabapple that we invested over $175.00 in growing. As you remember, we planted two apple trees about four months ago. One of them produced a lovely little crabapple, and with Aunt A! visiting us last weekend, we decided to finally taste … Read more
The weather lately has been pretty good. Of course, within the past week we did get another evening with the temperature dipping down to around zero. That was pretty hard on our SECOND batch of tomato plants. It’s a good thing I don’t like tomatoes anyway! We’re down to just one – but it seems … Read more
One thing it seems our property suffers from is a distinct lack of diversity in trees. Everywhere we look we see spruce, balsam, tamarack and pine, with the occasional birch or poplar thrown in for a tiny splash of “colour”. We would very much like to see a bit more variety if possible. At the … Read more
Last year’s garden was a nice start, but it was a challenge to get down there to weed and water on a regular basis, and then when it did get wet, it didn’t drain so well. In the fall when we visited the nearby garden centre, I noticed how well their plants did (albeit inside … Read more
After a brief hiatus for the holiday season, we are now back at the homestead, and raring to continue our ongoing process of Kaizen. Some of the projects that are on our minds for the upcoming year are: Break ground on a workshop Return to gardening and hopefully make modest expansion there Improve (move?) the … Read more