How we honour the significance of Easter with ethical Easter chocolate.

Our Ethical Easter Chocolate Tradition

When we were married my husband and I realised we had the opportunity to create our own family traditions. We always honoured Easter as significant to our life and faith, and I certainly want to keep the solemness and joy of in the holiday. However, after our daughter joined our family I began to think more seriously about the importance of ethical Easter chocolate traditions. The chocolate industry has notoriously tried to keep its dark secrets. Still, consumers, need to grapple with the fact that chocolate is often grown by slave labour and/or unsustainable practices. Mainstream companies are often the worst offenders. I recommend […]

My Homestead Kitchen Wish List. The ultimate guide to items for the dream country kitchen.

My Homestead Kitchen Wish List

I have a lovely homestead kitchen. There is plenty of space, the counter top is stone, the sink looks over the busy dining area, and wide glass doors lead to a patio. Still, as with anyone who spends plenty of time in this room, I am always designing my “dream” kitchen in the back of my mind. This post contains affiliate links. A purchase through these links helps support GWR at no cost to you. Thank you! After becoming a (mostly) stay-at-home mom and farm dweller, I have become especially invested in my homestead kitchen. I am using this post to organise the […]

Women in Farming: Why We Need Agriculture and Agriculture Needs Us. An exploration of women and their role in agriculture.

Women in Farming: Why We Need Agriculture and Agriculture Needs Us

How many women in farming do you know? Of these, how many hold a managing role? Do they own their land? Are you a woman working in agriculture? Or do you work alongside one? Women in farming When it comes to farm labour internationally, women are actually well represented—perhaps even over-represented. Women in farming account for 43% of agricultural work internationally. This number is thought to be higher in developing countries—up to 80% in Sub-Saharan Africa. No doubt about it, farming is hard work, and women are doing their share. So we’re doing all right, right? Consider that the number of […]