Know When To Grow: Growing Seasons By Province and Territories

Why is it important to understand your growing zone? A growing season is the amount of time between the last and first frost on average in your area. These growing seasons may be very short so you will need to do most of your growing in shelters, or they may be very long so you…

Planning our Garden

I think some people would say that our family likes to grow things…my dad especially! So When I said, “hey we’re going to move to a large property and start growing and making our own food”. You can just imagine the excitement of getting to plan the garden. As these winter months will seem to…

Cedar, We Have A Problem

A few weekends ago for those of you who follow us on Instagram and Facebook may have seen me posting about us taking out some of our cedar trees. I had a few comments on why we were doing this so I thought I would give a few reasons why we want to take out…

Meet The Neighbours

How much fun is it to make new friends?? This is kind of a continuation of our True North Community post but I am so excited about this and it just happened that I can’t wait to share with you guys! Last night while we were cooking up a beautiful pork tenderloin on the charcoal…

Year One Plans for the Homestead

One of the main questions we have to sit down and ask ourselves which is not an easy one, for anyone. What are our wants and our needs for this property? Of course, this comes with a few hundred thousand follow up questions but I don’t want to bore you with those. Our goal for…

5 Plants to NEVER Buy

Its the winter time and as most people are thinking about what they are going to be doing on their holidays over new years and what not. The people that homestead or work with the land are already starting to plan out there summers so that they can make this year an even better year…

Bad Breath 101

This tale starts with a word of caution, when your good friend that will likely be skipping through fields of self-cultivated weed well into his late years gives you a plant, expect it to grow. Last winter we were extremely happy to have our friends come to visit us, even though it takes over 5…

Grow your own Avocado!

Now this is a work in progress for us and it will be some time before our little avocado tree starts giving fruit, but this is a fun experiment you can do indoors if you don’t have a ton of space. Step 1, naturally you’re going to need an avocado. Most of us will have…