Learn the differences between open-pollinated, heirloom, hybrid and GMO seeds. If you want to save seeds from your garden each year, it’s important to know the differences.
Snow, rain, wind and sun; sometimes all in the same day. Confusing times for chickens and porcupines.
“Do pigs feel the cold in winter?” and “Do they go out in the snow?” The two questions we get asked the most. Here are the answers to those questions.
The new year is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the next. I took a look at the top 5 posts in 2017, which I’ve shared again here as well as our plans for 2018.
Horseradish is an easy plant to grow. It’s also quick and easy to whip up a fiery horseradish sauce that’s so much better than than anything you can buy.
Preparing the beehive for winter. Insulating the beehive to protect the bees against cold winds and scavenging wildlife. Dead bees on the snow can be a good sign.
It’s the end of the gardening season and the tomatoes are finished. Despite the wonderful fall we’re having the green tomatoes refuse to ripen. This week I gathered them up, and along with some windfall apples, made a batch of Green Tomato Chutney.
Following the beautiful wedding of Chris & Rachel, we spent eight days travelling with mum back to Nova Scotia. Bringing Fernando with us.
We recently took a road trip to Ontario for our eldest sons wedding. Stopping along the way to see the sights while carrying precious cargo.
We recently spent a couple of days camping with friends on Brier Island. Earlier in the year when we visited, the wild roses were in full bloom along the sand dunes. Now, in September, the rose hips were ripe for picking.
Read my latest blog post that includes a wartime recipe for Rosehip syrup which is great for coughs and sore throats. Also Rose hip tea for a healthy boost to the immune system.
Don’t pull out all those weeds, leave some to help attract the beneficial insects that your vegetables need. Learn how to use some of them to make a healing calendula and plantain salve.
As the seasons change, there’s always something different to see, hiking the old railway bed into Digby. This week we even saw some Tall Ships!
It’s a busy time of year for gardeners with a bounty of vegetables to be picked, but don’t forget the herbs! Dry some now for enjoying through the winter.
It’s summer, and gardeners are dealing with a cornucopia of fruit and veggies, but don’t forget to plant a few seeds to extend the season. Here’s a list of 7 seeds to plant in August for harvesting in the fall.