When we moved to Canada’s subarctic boreal forest, I knew very little about foraging for medicinal plants and food. First of all, I didn’t know anything about harvesting, preserving, or preparing northern plants and berries. Instead, I was overwhelmed by learning about regular gardening in a harsh environment. As a result, I overlooked the great […]
If you’re planning to move off the grid, chances are you’re probably working on a tight budget. And you may have even researched off grid costs like the price of an off-grid solar system, generator, and battery bank. I did. As a former banker, I love numbers, especially when it comes to money. So I […]
I’ve been baking bread for over 25 years. During that time I’ve experimented with different flour, yeast, oil, butter, and sweeteners. I’ve baked bread with whole milk, skim milk, powdered milk, and water. I’ve kneaded the dough by hand, in a Kitchenaid stand mixer, and even with a breadmaker. I started by following “the rules” […]
Are you thinking about homeschooling your kids while homesteading? If so, there’s something you should know. Homeschooling and homesteading is hard work. Yet, like most families who homestead and homeschool will tell you, it’s incredibly rewarding. When you make a point of including your children in your homesteading activities, they learn important lessons they wouldn’t […]
Are you interested in buying a generator for home use? When you live off the grid, a reliable generator can be a valuable asset. But before investing your hard-earned money, do your research. And keep these ten things in mind whether you’re hoping to buy a generator online or in person.
Have you seen wild roses growing in your neck of the woods? If so, keep an eye open for rosehips. Long used in recipes and herbal remedies across Europe and North America, foraging rosehips to make rosehip oil, tea, or other recipes is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature and spend […]