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Simple Outdoor Family Fun Around The Homestead this Christmas

Simple Outdoor Family Fun Around The Homestead this Christmas

During the winter it’s easy to hole up inside like a pack of bears hibernating (especially when you live in Canada!). However, humans are not bears and there’s a lot of fun to be had outdoors. This Christmas season, take your family outdoors, get some […]

Teach Important Skills with a Summer Scavenger Hunt

Teach Important Skills with a Summer Scavenger Hunt

Summer scavenger hunts are not only fun, they’re educational, too! It’s easy to get creative to make up your own, or modify any of these to make it fit for your area and the age of your child. For older ones you will want to […]

Homestead Tour Spring 2017

Homestead Tour Spring 2017

Hello lovelies! Today I am going to share with you our Spring 2017 Homestead Tour video! I feel I have to warn you of a few things first though: I am a beginner with all the video making process so please be patient! I filmed […]

Budget Friendly Backyard Fun and Games for All Ages

Budget Friendly Backyard Fun and Games for All Ages

Coming up with fun activities to keep your children busy on the homestead during the summer without going broke can be quite a task. You don’t have to stock up on expensive toys or resign yourself to a summer of endless video games, though. There […]

Designing Your Garden – What Makes a Good Garden?

Designing Your Garden – What Makes a Good Garden?

Designing Your Garden – What Makes a Good Garden? Garden design is a very personal thing and is often an expression of your personality. What I like you, you may not and vise versa. Some people like neat and tidy gardens where there are no […]

World Water Day ~ Tips on Conserving Our World’s Most Valuable Resource Around The Homestead

World Water Day ~ Tips on Conserving Our World’s Most Valuable Resource Around The Homestead

Our planet’s most precious resource is water. Over 70 percent of our earth’s surface is covered in water with 97.5 percent of that being salt water. Less than 3 percent of the earth’s water is defined as fresh water and only 3/1000 of this is […]

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds It’s true that there are some types of plants out there that sprout so easily, there is little you need to do to ensure they will grow. For example, one late fall my children haphazardly tossed some pumpkin […]

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening Spring is in the air. And when spring is on the horizon, many of us are aching to get out and plant a garden. In the interim, there are a lot of garden shows and seeds that we can […]

Homesteading Bucket List

Homesteading Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? Do you know what a bucket list is? It is defined as ” a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”. To be honest, until a little while ago, I […]

Blizzard of 2017 – In Pictures

Blizzard of 2017 – In Pictures

Whew! What a week! Last week we were hit by a couple of good storms which culminated in our receiving heavy snowfall warnings for a few of the days, one true snow day for our kids’ schools, and another partial snow day because the buses […]