You can feel it, right?! The changing colors of the leaves, the chillier mornings and turning in of the evenings. There might even be pumpkins on the store shelves, Halloween stores are popping up and for some folks this season brings dread, dread for the winter days ahead. However for others, tis one of the … Continue reading Fall Traditions on the Homestead
I'll admit it, I'm a sunflower lover, they are truly my favourite flower and perhaps thing to grow here on the homestead. They are such a quintessential late summer/fall icon in these parts and now seemingly becoming social media famous with selfies in sunflower mazes and fields becoming an iconic post to make come August-and … Continue reading All about sunflowers.
If you are about to venture into the world of growing perennials or are a new gardener and simply have no idea where to start, or what wondering what a perennial is, then this guide will provide helpful tips and information on the benefits of perennials and my best varieties to grow in cold climates. … Continue reading Best Perennials to grow in Cold Climates.
Seed starting can be often be confusing and sometimes seem a guessing game,should I sow these seeds indoors or outdoors? If indoors what month should I start them? This article is a general guide for what month and where to start your seeds. This is particularly suitable for gardeners in Alberta, zone 3 as this … Continue reading Seed Starting Guide for Canada (Alberta, zone 3)
Did you know you can garden and grow food year round if you live in a cold climate (zone 3 for example)? Sure, it is some extra work and you have to think outside the box but there are ways to still provide yourself and your family with some fresh food even if you live … Continue reading Winter Gardening in Canada and Cold Climates
Are you looking for a traditional nod on holiday decor? A low waste or eco friendly holiday decor solution? Then of course, you may have stumbled across dehydrated citrus and/or oranges being used in garlands, hung on wreaths or even on the tree. If you want to learn how to make your own dried orange … Continue reading Make Dried Orange Holiday Ornaments.
With the holiday season fast approaching you may be looking for handmade ornament options that are cheap, simple and easy enough that even kids can do this! Well, look no further than the traditional salt dough ornament. There is so much variation in ornaments once the dough is made, you can use cookie cutters or … Continue reading DIY Salt Dough Ornaments + easy for kids + no bake option
If you are looking for ways to be more self sufficient and want to homestead but don't own land then keep reading! I wholly believe that you can still homestead without owning a farm, acreage or garden and in this post I will share some ideas so you can increase the amount of self sufficiency … Continue reading Homestead Without Owning Land.
Ok, listen up, the laundry pile around here is never ending, it's constant and well...with being homesteaders it also gets very dirty. We use many reuseable options, that need deep cleaning, think unpaper towels in the kitchen. We have also cloth diapered and guess what, you can get all this laundry clean, even if they … Continue reading Eco Friendly Detergent and Sustainable Laundry Routine. Nellies Laundry Soda Review.
You know those mornings when you can just feel, feel, the cold down to your bones and you glance outside and a layer of thick, hard frost covers everything? That feeling when you wake up and you just need and crave warmth, joy and cosy comfort? Well I had one of those mornings today and … Continue reading What is a Simmer Pot? Quick Guide and Recipe!