How to Grow Sprouts

With the harvest season slowing down, it is time to find another way to get our fresh greens. Sprouts are a nutrient packed option! It is said that sprouts help with digestion and help to strengthen your immune system. Sprouts are very young plants. At this stage, the seed has germinated and the plant hasContinue reading “How to Grow Sprouts”

The Red Tree Workshop

As the winter has carried on and the gardens are taking the time to rest, I have been focusing on a different set of skills. Over the last couple of years, I have discovered a passion for woodworking and I have been starting from the ground up to develop and hone this set of skills.Continue reading “The Red Tree Workshop”

Merry Christmas from The Red Tree Homestead!

This Christmas season is upon us and is like no other that we have seen before! Globally, we have seen a myriad of tragedy, sickness and hate. This year has been both sad and strange to say the least. As we enter a period where we are accustomed to meeting and celebrating with friends andContinue reading “Merry Christmas from The Red Tree Homestead!”

What is Homesteading?

Between being back at work and Christmas crafting in full swing, it is difficult to find the time to write. But I wanted to take a few minutes to address a question. What is homesteading? I have been seeing this question more frequently on Facebook groups and forums. Some argue a strict definition which excludesContinue reading “What is Homesteading?”

Recipe: Quick Garden Salsa

Nothing beats a quick garden snack on a warm day or a bit of heat on a cool day. This summer, I have been enjoying a garden salsa that takes two minutes to make! The recipe is simple: add 1-2 large tomatoes, 1 small onion (or 1/3 of a large onion), and your favourite hotContinue reading “Recipe: Quick Garden Salsa”

Adding A Touch of Colour to the Garden

Last year, my gardens were full and green but it still felt like something was missing from them. So this year, I put emphasis on adding extra colour to the gardens. I like to plan every detail of my gardens but this year, I took the make it up as I go approach. There wereContinue reading “Adding A Touch of Colour to the Garden”

The Red Tree – August Update

We have had a very busy month here so far and there is no sign of slowing down for the next little bit. But that isn’t a bad thing (just a test of our time management skills). The garden continues to flourish and are now producing some of the more exciting crops. We are nowContinue reading “The Red Tree – August Update”

Off to the Market

How to make money on a homestead is one of the most frequently asked questions around homesteading. It is usually the breaking point for most homesteads or the barrier that stops people from getting into homesteading. For our family, it is a barrier that is preventing us from homesteading full time or at a largerContinue reading “Off to the Market”

The Hard Things and Exciting News

Today has been a bit more of a reality check for us as we are reminded that we are not in control. This month, we are learning that although we have the privilege to work with nature in order to produce food for ourselves, nature also requires some food back. Over the last few weeks,Continue reading “The Hard Things and Exciting News”