Posted in Nature and Ecosystems

Bird Buds Winter 2021: Our beautiful avian visitors

It’s Boxing Day 2021 and what a year it’s been! We’ve been very busy with work, surviving the global pandemic, and some less than great…

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Posted in Our Journey Practical Considerations

How Clueless Hippies Bought a House in Eastern Ontario – Part 1: The Plan

This is the first post in a series which aims to cover all the things we wish we knew about the actual process of buying…

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Posted in Recipes and Food

Learning New Skills – 8 Things We Canned in 2021

Food security and being able to store food without refrigeration is something that is really important to us as we look towards being a little…

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Posted in Recipes and Food

Ferment Log August 15th – Pickles, tomatoes and bootch

I’m trying something new: keeping better track of our fermentation experiments, both in digital form (here and Instagram) and in a hard-copy notebook. It’s just…

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Love growing tomatoes, but hate eating them raw? Dehydrate them!

Okay, time for a confession: we both really dislike raw tomato. We love salsa, bruschetta, tomato sauce, ketchup, soup, etc… but biting into a raw…

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Posted in Gardening

Imposter in the Garden: The Black Nightshade Saga

In our last post about cleaning up the existing garden at the new house we mentioned we had pepper plants. Even though that is what…

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Posted in Gardening Our Journey

Video: First Project in the New House – Rehabilitating a Neglected Bed and Late Season Planting (Zone 5a)

Last week we finally made the move to the house we bought in early spring. The house buying process was a rollercoaster (that we will…

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Posted in Our Journey Personal Finance

Establishing our baseline: What spending was like in the city

When T was leaving her big city job in December last year, she had two quick answers as to why she was doing it: She…

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Posted in Low Waste

Worm Tragedy: Three reasons our vermiculture system failed

We had our first permaculture heart break. Our vermiculture system, which seemed to be doing so well, suffered a total collapse. The failure occurred when…

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Posted in Low Waste

Mending as Mindfulness – One Way to Limit Doomscrolling

With all the terrible things going on in the world I’ve been trying to make an effort to do less doom-scrolling. I’ve been reading more…

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