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Things to Know when Buying Land

Another subject we covered in our visit with Tyler  the other night .

What are some things to think about when you are looking for land , or getting ready to actually buy it? 720 more words


Egg-citing Moment!

After months of nurturing and building coops and runs and nesting boxes, my visit to the little ladies this morning produced our first egg! I have to say this was the most exciting event for me so far on the farm, another dream coming true after so much hard work, it feels amazing. 108 more words


Garden Growth-Good and Bad 2016

Watering, weeding, and digging, but very little close to harvesting. This year has been very strange. I think the spring weather, almost constant rain, getting the garden out later than normal, and now near drought conditions are causing strange growth patterns in our garden. 343 more words

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Harvesting: Blackberries

It’s blackberry season! We’ve got tons in the yard and lots around the roads of the neighbourhood, we’d love to collect enough this year to do another big batch of blackberry wine :)


House Renovation Updates

What makes it a remodel vs a renovation? I was thinking of that in the middle of drafting this post.

Well, whatever it is, we are in the middle of it! 328 more words

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Destruction on the homestead

Coming home to the farm is (almost) always such a pleasure. I say almost because yesterday was not such a pleasure. As we took in the beauty along our road we approached our driveway and immediately something seemed wrong. 363 more words

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Garden Progress!

THE GARDEN. We are going hard!

We’ve filled a lot of the enclosed area up with flowers and shrubs and things are blooming and looking good. 352 more words