Wednesday, 29 October 2014

found your peeps?

Late for our first meeting. Oi! It was less than a week ago, but I already forget whether it was because of slow traffic or that my caregiver husband and I were just tardy leaving the house. Regardless, we were the last to arrive at the building. No, not at the building, the meeting.

It’s okay, I thought to myself. We’ll just sneak quietly into the back.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

things you need to know about chicken nipple waterers

I have used homemade nipple waters for the last 3 broods of broilers that I've raised and I love watering my chickens this way. You would be surprised how quickly new chicks learn to use them…really fast (in just seconds some of them). But, there are a few things you need to know about chicken nipple waterers.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

confessions of a disabled chicken keeper

21 days. 

The length of time it takes to incubate a chicken from egg to chick. 

The time it takes to form a simple habit. 

The time I have to wait until the meat birds go off to the butcher. 

Welcome, to the confessions of a disabled chicken keeper!

Friday, 11 July 2014

the creative longing inside us

I am compelled to write this morning, breaking my self-imposed hiatus. I wonder. Does this ever happen to you? It's an urgent feeling from somewhere inside insisting that you to do what you love … work in the garden, bake, play an instrument, write a few paragraphs...

Thursday, 13 March 2014

a breather

Friends, I’m writing today to say that for personal reasons I am taking a break from blogging. It's one of my favourite things in the world to do, but I need a breather. I’ll be using the time away from writing to process some things.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

homemade chicken soup

Requested by a reader, this is the homemade chicken soup that has evolved in my kitchen over the years. It is so nourishing and we love it, especially when it's paired with buttered biscuits and molasses.

Friday, 7 March 2014

random 5 friday

Random 5 Friday  
is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Nancy Claeys
5 random facts about life at my little acre

Friday, 28 February 2014

food storage friday: self-rotation shelves

Food Storage Friday is a bi-monthly series about food storage and provident living. I believe that slowly building up stores of food, medication and money, enough for at least 3 months shows prudence, forethought and self-reliance. Having these resources will give you peace of mind and prepare your family for both good times and bad.

Last time we met on Food Storage Friday, I promised to talk about the DIY self-rotation shelves for canned goods today. So, here is my over view of self-rotation shelves with a link to a DIY at the end.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

homesteading where you are: CONCLUSION

Welcome to the final week in the 7 week series, Homesteading Where You Are.
5 women, 1 topic, 5 views
If you are just joining me, here are the links to previous posts in the series.

Week 1 - introduction, Week 2 - make, Week 3 - grow, 
Week 4 - preserve, Week 5 - save, Week 6 - raise