Tiny House

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I have succumbed to the TINY HOUSE MOVEMENT.  Tiny homes are here to stay and I want to be a part of the action!  My new tiny home is being built now and completion date is forecast for spring 2016.  EXCITING!!  I feel like the Target lady on the Christmas ads on TV! I've been watching tiny homes … [Continue reading]

Pellet Stoves vs. Wood Stoves

Raccoon

The debate is on - pellet stove heat or wood stove heat. I have been carrying cord wood down into my basement for the past almost 30 years that I have owned this old house.  Last fall (2014), while carrying my quota down to my stone walled basement, I realized that, while I love wood heat, I … [Continue reading]

Maple Syrup Workshop

Have you wanted to learn how to make Maple Syrup but were afraid to ask?  You're not alone! I have been making syrup for a few years and have … [Continue reading]

Organic Gardening

Well, it’s been a while….what a crazy busy summer it’s been!   I have a new organic garden and because of the delicious foods that we have … [Continue reading]

Peach Freezer Jam

My mother used to make this jam and my children loved it!  I've never made peach jam, so after seeing this year's peach crop, I decided to not let … [Continue reading]

Cold Process Soap

Polka Dot Soap

I couldn't wait to get home with my new treasures to make Cold Process Polka Dot Soap and a new soap that I am calling Raspberry Kisses. It was … [Continue reading]

Polar Furnace – Do They Work?

This is an un-retouched photo of my farmhouse in the winter - it really is blue cold!  That Disney movie "Frozen" ya, I live there.  Right now I heat … [Continue reading]

Four Types of Homemade Cold Process Soap

Clementine Buttermilk Cold Process Soap Winter 2014

I dare to say that I am desperately waiting for the maple syrup season to begin.  I have a new maple syrup evaporator arriving for this season and I’m … [Continue reading]

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Evaporator

If you are any where in the north, and by north, I mean north of Atlanta!  My farm is in Ontario and we have had a LONG, COLD winter.  My horses have … [Continue reading]

Building A Sugar Shack

Maple Syrup Evaporator

I have been making maple syrup and am quite looking forward to this season (2014).  On my property, in addition to a large maple forest, I have an old … [Continue reading]