Choosing a Pressure Canner

Posted by Bonnie

I think pressure canning came up when we were discussing our 1-5 year plans for our property and trying to decide how large our garden should be. I know I was worried that if we had a huge garden, or planted many fruit trees, that vegetables and fruit would spoil before we could ever hope to eat it. So when I saw Kyle’s sketched yard plan and said I was concerned, he launched into a speech about canning food. Continue reading “Choosing a Pressure Canner”

What’s the deal?

posted by Bonnie

Let me start by saying this is not our dream property. Kyle and I have been together since we were 16 and have always dreamed of ‘country living’ but what we had in mind was more in the realm of 80+ acres, not 2. So what’s the deal? Why did we move onto two acres only 5 minutes from Winnipeg? Kids. Yup, kids happened and we realized what compromise is. Sure, we could have moved an hour or more from the city but balance was our goal. Being close to medical care, child care options and maximizing the time the kids get to spend with grandparents and extended family were all very important factors in the decision. 

So now that we are here we want to transform our property into our dream property through renovations, plantings / yard improvements and other hobbies which would not have been possible within city limits. 

We’ve been living on our little homestead for just over a month, and had the property for almost two before moving in. Since we’ve just started this blog there is a lot of catch up to do! 

Welcome!

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.20180119_140558_edited