Category Archives: food

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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Put your Mushrooms in the Sunlight Vit D

Forgot about keeping your mushrooms final moments in the dark.. put them in the sun and reap the Vit D.  As a Canadian and all of us that live in the northern climates, we are told to take Vit D … Continue reading

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Fall Related Garden Livestock Fodder

As the pastures close down for the fall and we turn to feeding out hay to the pasture animals, while the birds can still peek away for a good while.. the truth is that if you have a large garden … Continue reading

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Butchering out..

Hello Folks.. So I am down to just 6 of my meat chickens left to butcher and they have been outstanding! in returns.. I bought 50, raised 48..  (thanks for the advice to change their feed over) and I can’t … Continue reading

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Strawberry Raised Bed

    Creating a Cinder Block Raised Strawberry Bed Last spring we knew that we had to do some work on taking down and doing some major reno work, this meant that it was very good odds that we would … Continue reading

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Help a farmgal out? Share your Best Beet Salad with me.. please

Now I love beets, pickled beets, roasted beets and Baked Beets in a Cream Sauce is a huge treat!  Of course we all love our Beet soup.. hmmm Where I am struggling is more how to successfully use beets in … Continue reading

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Creamy Crab Pasta with Horseradish Greens

Creamy sauce, Seafood and pasta is a mixed delight.. add in the wonderful flavours of Horseradish greens and bit of good parmesan cheese.. It just steps it up a notch! This is a bit of a loose recipe in the … Continue reading

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Canning Dark Brown Beans

It seemed like the perfect day to can up some dark spicy beans. I set a whole bag of navy beans to soaking last night, changing the water twice.  This morning into my big pot went the beans and my … Continue reading

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Ordering Seeds in these changing times.

This post is tailored more towards those that have land, bigger gardens and for homesteaders that are growing to fill their jars, cellars, pantry’s and keep their families bellies full for up to a year or two. Its not going … Continue reading

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Fresh Creamy Horseradish Sauce

It the perfect time of year to head out and dig out some fresh new horseradish root.  The first year root is still so young, smaller flexible, and much less heat than second year roots will be.   Do you … Continue reading

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