Learning to Use a Menstrual Cup

Learning to use a Menstrual Cup: First Impressions

I’m not sure how I first became interested in using a menstrual cup. I didn’t personally know anyone who used one (well, I did. I just wasn’t aware of it at the time). It was probably something I originally heard of it as a crunchy thing practiced by women who don’t shave their armpits. However, I’ve always hated every single thing about pads and tampons, and the more I read about cups, the more I began to wonder why they weren’t more common place This post contains affiliate links. These help support GWR at no extra cost to you. Thank you! I didn’t jump […]

Vegetable Plants to Start Indoors

6 Vegetable Plants to Start Indoors

I know it’s not easy to get in the gardening head space while the ground is still freezing at night. However, some of the most staple veggies do need to be started indoors before they are transplanted outside. On our farm we are lucky to live in a fantastic four-season climate that allows us to grow basically anything that isn’t tropical (hardiness zone: 6A), but there are still seeds that should be planted inside. This also means that we can start eating from our garden early. Starting our own seeds is an easy, proactive way to save a lot of money on […]

Easy composting

Easiest Composting Method Ever

If you have a garden, you have to compost. That’s all there is to it. It is simply the easiest, cheapest, greenest, and most effective way to make your veggies thrive. On our homestead each garden has its own compost so that we don’t end up fighting over the finished product. There’s just never enough to go around! (Can you imagine fighting over cow poop? It’s not my proudest moment, but it has happened.) I know composting can be intimidating with words like microorganisms, nitrogen, alkaline, soil amendments, and teas—but it doesn’t have to be. You could buy a compost bin or tumbler, which is a small investment […]

5 Benefits of Living in the Forest

5 Benefits of Living in the Forest

We all know that spending time in the forest is good for our well being, right? Sure, it’s backed up by science, but that’s no surprise to those of us who have spent any time at all in the woods. It might be the colours, it might be the air, it might any combination of the theories that are out there, but regardless of what the studies say there’s no denying that it’s good for our soul. You can even pay for “forest therapy,” and the Japanese have a whole term for the activity of soaking in the forest (Shinrin-yoku, […]