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…

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…

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…

Walking Adventures on the Homestead

About a week ago now we took our first official walk on our new land. The amazing one and Dash our 1-year-old Shiba Inu and I took to the trails (wow that’s a lot of T’s). It was a much warmer day than today and we say some strange things…Like a snake out in the…

The True North Community

For those of you who are following our journey you now that we have moved recently, I’m sure I have begun to annoy you with my constant reminders of it but I promise it is almost over! For those of you that are just joining us, Welcome! And yes, we just moved you can read…

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…

Our First Property Walk

  After finally getting a break from the crazy life the amazing one and I got to bring our puppy home from the parent’s place and the next morning take him out for a long walk where we tried to find our property stakes. We are so amazed at the amount of fresh wildlife activity!…

Move Day!

I have to start off this post by apologizing for this being a late post. I’m sure as I go through the events of the last week you will start to see why I am kicking myself for not writing most back up posts before the move. On December 11th, 2018 at 2:16 pm, we…

Sweet Potato Beef Bowl

The more I get into recipes I think I should state that the amazing one and myself love to cook and experiment, or rather the amazing one does. When we first started dating my culinary spice range was garlic, butter and salt, and my signature dishes was lasagna and stir-fry. The amazing one always loved…