What kind of people sell their spacious home on a lake in the suburbs to move to a comparatively tiny fixer upper on a small acreage to start homesteading and live the life of their dreams? Crazy people? That’s right! Our names are Bonnie and Kyle and this is the ongoing story of our adventures together after moving our family out of the city and into rural Manitoba, Canada.
Posted by Kyle
One of the reasons Bonnie and I decided to pull the plug on suburban life is because city laws prevented us from keeping bees in our yard (this has since changed, but we are happy to be here anyway!). This is a hobby that both Bonnie and I were very interested in pursuing but we knew we would have to move elsewhere to do it. So we did. Bees are awesome little insects that have an immense ecological impact. If you are a gardener of any size, bees are responsible for a good a portion of your success. In fact, they are directly responsible for pollinating about 35% of the worlds food supply. Pretty darn cool, but also VERY important to us humans.
Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to Beehives”
Posted by Kyle
Our family values and beliefs have been slowly evolving over the last number of years. As we transitioned to our new life on the homestead it became clear to us that the services we came to rely on as city dwellers were actually very fragile things. We learned this the hard way when our well stopped pumping the week we moved in. It was reinforced when our effluent pump died and we had no way to dispose of waste water. Add that to a number of power outages and you very quickly realize that you are not prepared to deal with unexpected situations.
Continue reading “The Top Three Reasons We Prep”
We’ve had our Presto pressure canner for a couple of months now, and believe me when I tell you… Canning is EASY. I am really not sure why people don’t seem to can anymore! I guess it is easier to buy canned food at a grocery store, but I prefer my own cooking to Campbells (no offence though Campbells, you make a solid tomato soup). Continue reading “Breaking In Our New Canner”
Posted by Bonnie
It is February and it is freezing here in Manitoba. Today’s high was somewhere around -15 C and the low was -25 C. Add a bit of wind and temperatures felt as low as -30 C (-22 F). Winter came early this year, and after almost 4 months of snow, freezing temperatures, jewel tones and comfort food… I need a pick me up.
Continue reading “Pink Grapefruit Ombré CP Soap – DIY”