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?”

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”

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”

Homesteading? How did I get here?

My father recently said to me that he never expected to have a farmer in the family. To this, I replied, “I never expected to be the farmer in the family.” Growing up, my interests always had me around the water whether it was working at the pool or surfing. My future plans had meContinue reading “Homesteading? How did I get here?”

How To: Gardening before the last frost

Well I promised some how-to posts so here we go!  One of the questions I frequently get is “what are you growing already in your garden?” This year alone, I have been asked that question since mid-march. So lets take a look at some cool-weather crops that can be grown year round; using the rightContinue reading “How To: Gardening before the last frost”