Category Archives: gardens

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The wind she be blowing today

Wow, the winds are here today, woke up to a white slushy sort of freezing raining world.. Thankfully not a frozen world as we could finish filling the big 50 gallon water drum that I had hauled to the big … Continue reading

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Red Current Honey Garlic Sauce

The Current Crop is coming in this weekend and what a crop it is..  I am on my third full steam juicer load (which makes five to six cups of the most amazing Current juice, which once made into jelly, … Continue reading

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Red Current Season has arrived!

In 2010, I pinned down five branches off my two biggest red current bushes on the farm. they were planted as two year old potted red current from a local greenhouse our first year on the farm and I let … Continue reading

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