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Aug. 19, 2017 - Nova Scotia one year later...did our off grid log home dreams come true ?

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It’s exactly today one year ago that we landed again here in Nova Scotia to start off to our new adventure of living off the grid in our own log home…..but how was this year and did we accomplished as much as we thought ? 1,712 more words


And She's Off Again

I spent this past weekend traveling to Oregon where I attended the Mother Earth News Fair.

I have sung the praises of Mother Earth News… 408 more words

Undiscovered Talents

July 30, 2017 - It might take a bit longer, but small steps bring you forward too !

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The past week was really productive ….. even if we only managed to finish one log, but we started filling up the ditch around the house ! 1,966 more words


I Blog For Mother Earth News!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been accepted as a blogger for Mother Earth News. If you’re a regular reader, you know a little about Mother’s influence on me. 183 more words

Living On The Diagonal

A Dream Come True

You can still buy a magazine called Mother Earth News but it’s not the Mother Earth News I remember from the 1970s.  Back then it was full of do-it-yourself, back-to-the-land articles like how to convert an old truck into a water pump or how to tan hides using goat urine.   359 more words

The Graceful Garden: A start-up

A garden can be described as a fertile or delightful spot and how true that is. I live in a complex and upstairs so I do not have the luxury of a garden, but that has not stopped me from starting my own “garden” with a few pieces that I love admiring and watering twice a week.  213 more words

How to Grow Quick Late-Season Salad Crops


Many hardy salad leaves are fast-growing and will give a harvest before winter if sown in late summer. If provided protection from the cold, they may even continue cropping right through winter and into spring. 484 more words