If you read the last post, you already know that we had begun searching for our new location. Well, we got the keys! We have moved from Nova Scotia to the outskirts of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Our new property has 12 acres of potential and we are so excited to get to work! The propertyContinue reading “The Red Tree Has A New Home”
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The Red Tree Homestead’s Big Announcement
This year marks a big shift for our family at RTH. This time last year, we were working hard on our gardens, preparing for our first chickens, and getting ready for the farmer’s market. But 2021 is bringing a different type of excitement…we are moving! We have to decided that we want to take ourContinue reading “The Red Tree Homestead’s Big Announcement”
What is Companion Planting?
Just like people, certain plants get along best with other specific plants. Benefits of hanging out with the right crowd could include improved soil health, improved plant growth rates, and even increased yield from your garden! Today, we are going to take a quick look into this idea of companion planting. Companion planting is farContinue reading “What is Companion Planting?”
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?”
Bees and Winter
Recently, I have been receiving a lot of questions about bees building nests in people’s houses. I want to take the time to write about a few types of bees and how they overwinter. My hope is that I can help you understand why the bees are moving into your space and how you shouldContinue reading “Bees and Winter”
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”