Chicken Chicks For Beginners!

When our family ventured into raising poultry, we decided we would wait on Turkeys because all research (and word of mouth) said these were birds that “liked to die”, so we stuck to chickens! We bought eight hens and a rooster, and quickly moved into egg incubation to grow our flock and quickly learned, chicks also “like to die”! As […]

Pickled Fresh Summer Treat!

I found this recipe in one of my favourite canning groups on Facebook and it is fabulous! This is one of my first canning projects, not only did this look wonderful, but there was no complicated canning process or water bathing etc.! All you need is the food and the jars! I imagine you could likely use any combination of […]

Starting Your Own Food!

Image Courtesy of Growing up, my step-father had an amazing green thumb and we all much enjoyed our fresh produce. I of course did not pick up on any of his skills! I can barely keep a house plant alive! Green thumb or not though, I am determined to get my grow on! I live in the prairies of northern […]


Composting is a key component to successful homesteading. Think of all the daily kitchen scraps wasted! Start your composting bin to repurpose those scraps into your very own affordable – truly organic – fertilizer! There are many ways to go about this, but I’m all about simplicity, cost efficient and space savvy! After a bit of researching this is what I have […]