The Good Life

The Good Life follows the adventures of Lisa & Steve as they get ‘back to basics’ by living simply and sustainably, and producing their own food.

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Goat Milk?

Goats are a wonderful addition to the household that can provide a family with milk, cheese, ice cream and other delicious treats.

Hate the budget? Time to get some chickens

The recent provincial budget reaches deep into the pockets of every citizen of our province. One way to combat ‘the age of austerity’ is to take steps towards self-sufficiency, just like our grandparents did when times were tough.

Babies on the homestead

The first day of spring brought the arrival of three baby goats to the McBride homestead. This is Maple’s story of her journey through pregnancy to birth and the joy of the arrival of the babies.

Murder most fowl

Homesteading life isn’t always as easy as collecting eggs and milking the goat. Sometimes the unexpected can occur, and tragedy can strike in an instant.

The Cost of Convenience

We spent a year going without the dishwasher, microwave, electric heating, and laundry machines to find out what our power consumption habits were costing us. Now we’d never go back to using them.

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