Cleaning out our woodstove is a weekly chore here. We use the stove all winter long and ashes build up, so once a week my morning starts off with cleaning out the stove. If you heat with wood, you simply must make cleaning out your stove a regular chore. Here’s how we do it…did you […]
Sprouts are a quick and easy way to provide the family with fresh veg all year long regardless of where you live. They’re pure, fresh, and nutrient-rich food that can be produced easily whether you’re 3 or 103. I like to use the jar method because I already have a bunch of mason jars handy, […]
I get asked all the time how my guineas and chickens handle the cold and snow we get every winter. Guineas are quite a bit different then chickens. For one thing, they are nowhere near as smart. I know it’s hard to believe, after all I’m sure we’ve all seen chickens do some dumb things. […]
Hygge, according to Denmark, is “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” This, of course, means different things for different people. For the hubby and I, it means roaring fires in the woodstoves, candles everywhere, warm blankets and pillows on hand, good food, good drinks, and each others […]
We choose not to add electricity to our chicken coop for a number of reasons, but that can pose a problem when it comes to keeping the water from freezing. After learning this trick though, our work has been cut down immensely! See how we keep water from freezing, without electricity!
It might sound kinda old-fashioned or quirky to some, but the activity of animals can be (is) an alert. We have had an exceptional winter so far. In this post, the elk in particular have indicated the severity of the weather. Come on over and see what they are up to and what we are […]