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DIY maple syrup: building a local tradition
Eight years into our do-it-yourself adventures in maple syrup, things are getting serious.
March 3, 2017
The Good Life
<b>The Good Life</b> follows the adventures of Lisa & Steve as they get ‘back to basics’ by living simply and sustainably, and producing their own food.
Bringing home the bees
Honey bees need our help, and Newfoundland is one of the last places on Earth where they can still be raised organically.
August 19, 2016
Goats are a wonderful addition to the household that can provide a family with milk, cheese, ice cream and other delicious treats.
July 16, 2016
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…
May 14, 2016
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…
April 30, 2016
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.
March 18, 2016
Protecting our Traditions: the case for backyard animals
When cops come for your backyard chickens, it’s time to rise up and speak out about the importance of sustainable, respectful food-producing practices.
March 5, 2016
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.…
January 15, 2016
Food security for urban homesteaders
Self-sufficiency can seem daunting at first. Here are some tips on foraging, community gardening and guerilla gardening to get you started on the path to…
December 19, 2015
Duck-inspired lessons in leadership
While they certainly aren't trying to train me, my ducks have inspired me to be more cognizant of teamwork, flexibility and leadership.
December 5, 2015
“Time is not money”: Homestead Economics (Pt. 1)
Are you caught up in the rat race? The principles of homestead economics might just be your way out.
November 13, 2015
Animals can love too
Love is not just a human characteristic; all animals are capable of it. Here are a few examples from our homestead of the relationships and…
October 24, 2015
The apples of my eye
Fall is a forager’s delight, with apples ripe for the picking throughout the province — scattered near trails, alongside rivers, in schoolyards and parking lots.…
October 2, 2015