Author Archives: Just another day on the farm

Slogging..

Saturday we had a skiff of snow that stuck to the ground but it was not bad weather wise, and it just got better in some ways, the sun came out Saturday and sunday, the wind was bitter and cold … Continue reading

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Least We Forget – The Monument by Jason Sharp

11 November 1908: North of Manaus, Amazonas del Sur “Passing through?”, the homesteader asked, his rifle resting in his arms.”Yes”, the traveller replied, his rifle dangling off his right shoulder on a strap. “I was told there was a veteran … Continue reading

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November 11th – A son arrives home to Mother

A SON ARRIVES HOME TO MOTHER A day like any other A son arrives home to mother Folded flag on his lead-lined urn Back from the Gulf, where the oilfields burn A patriot lost to Red machinations A hero lost … Continue reading

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Turkey Soup Stock – Waste Not Want Not!

Today we butchered out another 4 of the big turkeys. The breast’s were saved for different dishes and were carefully packaged and frozen.. the big legs/thigh (the largest amount of brown meat) will be used for Make Turkey Sausage’s or … Continue reading

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Are you planning on doing some landrace seed growing?

What is a landrace you ask? A landrace is a domesticated, locally adapted, traditional variety of a species of animal or plant that has developed over time, through adaptation to its natural and cultural environment of agriculture hmmm.. I think … Continue reading

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No Buy November -Week 1

Week one of No Buy November Overview We had a good week, I did not look at amazon once, this is a good thing.. I will own that I have one pre-ordered and pre-paid book that will be published next … Continue reading

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Who wants to play a little Secret Santa?

I am both excited and a little ekk on this one lol.. I think it will be so much fun but at the same time I am little worried that it could get bigger then I think it will..  only … Continue reading

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe 4 cups whole milk 1/2 a cup of sugar  1/2 cup of Powdered Coco  1 tsp of Vanilla  1/2 a tsp of cinnamon  pinch of salt Extra..  Whip cream and sugar/cinnamon blend for sprinkling. In a … Continue reading

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Gardening in Clay -Sub-soil

Its been a interesting challenge in regards to Kitchen Garden Plot 15..  It’s a full on sub-soil clay.  Its the first time in many years that I have had to start a raw plot of land from full clay and … Continue reading

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Wood Shaving Shortage

if you have not already put up a order of wood shaving for bedding, might want to get that order in sooner then later.. there is up and coming wood shaving shortage coming across Canada this winter.. The slowed production … Continue reading

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