New Year, New Plan

So here we are in February already! One thing I plan on doing this year is to write more regularly on this blog….doing great aren’t I?!!? We added turkeys, ducks and some new layers this summer. The turkeys have been harvested already. They fed us for both Canadian and American Thanksgiving and Christmas! It’s a … Continue reading

Taking a minute….

I’m playing hooky for a minute. Thanksgiving is over for another year..both of them!….and this is when I usually power clean the whole house in anticipation of the coming holiday season. I know once I get my halls decked with boughs of holly, cleaning and even just dusting gets a bit tricky. So yesterday I … Continue reading


I have spent the last several years deliberately removing plastic from our home. I don’t like that plastic never completely degrades and remains in tiny pieces….forever! Did you know that every bit of plastic ever made is still in our environment? I also don’t like the thought of it breaking down and releasing chemicals into … Continue reading


Lots of excitement here on the homestead…got our first chickens!! Tried for a nice mix of meat, dual- purpose and layers. Thirty all together.  I am interested to see which breeds do the best here.  I’d like a balance between production and free-range. The brooder is in the shed corner where the black plastic is … Continue reading


I love seeds!  I love looking at those beautiful colour photos and dreaming of my garden. This year I tried a new company..well, new to me. Sow True Seed. They.Are. Awesome. Not only did I receive my order promptly and IN FULL…but I also got empty seed packets to save my own seed in! You … Continue reading

Scared to death…

Well it has definitely been an interesting year. I have taken my life, dumped it in a pail, shook it up hard…and then let it fly!! And for those who know me, giving up control and just letting things happen, is scary to me beyond words. I have been told that I may have a … Continue reading

A Little Perspective 

Sometimes we get so focused on just doing the day to day routines that we lose sight of where we really are. It’s easy in the daily rhythm of living… washing dishes… doing laundry… cooking meals…. to forget what has been accomplished! This was the beginning.  Notice the propane heater by the rocker? That was … Continue reading

Just for now…..

I have heard those three little words come out of my mouth more than I can count over the last year. When your life is in transition and there is so much change happening, it’s really easy to put things off “just for now”…… to put a pile of boxes ( books, papers,..fill in blank!) … Continue reading


Things have been moving along nicely.  We now have electricity… and yes we may have turned switches on and off while grinning like idiots!….and running water! The kitchen is here…thanks Dad…well mostly.  I have temporary  counter tops  and no drywall  BUT I have a working fridge, stove and at least cold running water for now. … Continue reading

Technical Difficulties?

So are they really? Difficulties, I mean. How often do we look at a challenge not as an opportunity but as an obstacle?   We have been dealing with a few opportunities here. The opportunity to appreciate a good light to read by. Sleeping in your own bed, in your own room!! Having a fridge!! … Continue reading