Category Archives: gardens

Rain Garden – Stage one

Ok, so this is a example of a small rain garden for a house in the city or town..  Mine is a massive rain or storm garden to be..  It will collect the water off my roof, as well as … Continue reading

Posted in gardens | 5 Comments

Project 2018-Stumps- Maple

We have a number of stumps left over from the work done and some of them are smaller, a few mid size and one that is considered large and two that are massive.. Today we are going to talk about … Continue reading

Posted in gardens | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Food Hedge Row 2018- Two month update Video

Hello Folks, I took a video yesterday of my food hedge row that I shared the building and planting of with you this spring pretty close to two months ago. I wanted to show you how its doing at this … Continue reading

Posted in Garden harvest, gardens, Goals | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bee Watering Station

So easy to make and so helpful to our native bees and other pollinating busy buzz. I do not have honey bees but I do have a lot of different native bees on the farm. This drought means that I … Continue reading

Posted in gardens, native bees | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Red Currents 2018

We have a truly lovely haul from our red current bushes with pounds of them coming off each mature bush, some of the bushes are smaller-younger that are not as many but the older ones are having a outstanding year! … Continue reading

Posted in gardens | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Plum Crop! “GONE” Plum Pocket have arrived to the farm!

All those amazing flowers, the plum bushes were loaded, and I was worried about pollination to the point that I gave a helping hand with a feather. I was very excited to see that we had many wee green baby … Continue reading

Posted in gardens | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Canning Rhubarb Fruit in Bulk

I often can things in bulk form and that means that I do things more by weight then I do recipe. This is something that those that are putting up larger amounts do more often.. However this is a big … Continue reading

Posted in 31 Day Self Reliance Challange, gardens | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Wild Violets Uses

There are folks that consider these weeds as they freely grow in my local area, so I would consider them a “wild” harvestable food. The perk of this, is that you should be able to find yourself some of these … Continue reading

Posted in 31 Day Self Reliance Challange, food, gardens | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

3 Ways to Recycle your Egg Shells

This lovely sight greeted me this morning, Dear Hubby had washed the eggs and he had color coded them. Just adorable to find this waiting for me when I got up 🙂 With the flush of eggs that comes in … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens, frugal, gardens | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Cheap Labour aka Fire

While this only works to a point and must be done safely, the truth is when it come to spring clean up and labour, fire can be a very useful tool. Update (got a note from one of my awesome … Continue reading

Posted in gardens | Tagged , , | 1 Comment