5 Ways to Stop Water Bowls Freezing

It is cold out this time of year, too cold where we are! But we have all made the choice to keep life stock which means no matter the temperature outside or what’s happening in the rest of the world these animals in our care still need to eat, drink, be clean and happy. So…

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…

Making Maple Bacon

When we started looking around our house and the things we use to start planning our homestead, and the skills we wanted to learn. One of the first things we noticed is that our family loves the great smell of bacon in the morning! So, of course, we had to set out to make our…

5 Common Chicken Diseases and How to Treat Them

Backyard chickens are what I like to call a gateway animal, these easy to care for low maintenance animal can be a joy to have on any scale of a homestead. They can be very entertaining simply to watch and they off a great return of eggs, meat, tilling and fertilizer on your homestead. Just…

7 Days To Your Best Sour Dough Starter

Recently Kevin and I have taken up the challenge of making our own bread. Bread isn’t something that we use a lot of in our house so it unfortunately usually goes bad. I know I know, bad llama, I shouldn’t be so wasteful, but we are working to fix it and that’s the important part!…

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…

Our First Sausages – Jalapeno Cheddar Pork Sausage

I mentioned in a previous post about our new community at the homestead property and how delighted we were to find people of similar interests. One of those interests happened to include making your own sausages and we have been so thrilled that even when we go to the local grocery stores to have a…

Pet First Aid

Our pets are part of our family, and just like we keep medications and first aid equipment for our human family members it is also a smart plan to have the same basics available for your pet. For the sake of this article, I will be focusing on and using Dog first aid but these…

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…

Uber Burgers

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls! Come one come all as we revolutionize the way you will make burgers forever!   This may be a bit of an exaggeration but this is how I felt when I first had this recipe Kevin came up with. In all fairness, I don’t think I have had my…