10 Unique Winter Date Ideas for Country Couples. These fun ideas promise to add some connection to your relationship over the cold season.

10 Unique Winter Date Ideas for Country Couples

Back when we were dating my now-husband warned me early on that he didn’t believe in celebrating Valentines Day. It wasn’t a big deal to me. However, February is also my least favourite month. It’s cold and dreary, and I’m always glad it’s the shortest […]

5 helpful things to consider before butching a beef for the very first time.

5 Helpful Butchering Tips to Read Before Getting Started

5 Helpful Butchering Tips for a Beginner This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links it helps support GWR at no cost to you. Thank you! Learning how to cut up a beef, or any animal, can be a […]

Learn a simple method to make your own healthy beef bone broth.

Making a Simple Beef Bone Broth or Stock

We’ve been raising our own ethical beef since I was a little girl. When we process meat all our leftover bones used to be solely destined for dog treats. I now scavenge them for broth/stock. Thank you hipsters and paleo people. A quick note on […]

July in review on the Homestead, plus some things worth reading. | growingwildroots.com

July in Review on the Homestead

Oh, July. This has been my favourite month of  the year since I was a little kid. I love that school is out and long days at the lake are in. This July was been off to a remarkably cool start with lots of rain and […]

What should you bring for backpack travel with kids? An experienced traveller and parent breaks down her list as she heads out on a trip with her toddler.

Our List for Travel with Kids

I’m learning that nothing sets off a shopping spree like planning to travel with kids. Mr. M. and I have recently booked a trip overseas with BamBam, who is one and a half. Infants under age two can fly without the purchase of an additional ticket, […]

Ideas for delicious ways to use blackcurrants and links to simple and tasty recipes.

9 Ways to Use Blackcurrants

I love blackcurrants. I only know this because we have a couple bushes that were planted around the yard a number of years ago. Every summer I can happily stuff my face with these rich, tart berries by the handful. Thankfully, they’re also ridiculously healthy. This […]

June in Review + July Goals on the Homestead.

June in Review + July Goals on the Homestead

For the most part, I don’t really know how June was here on the farm. My husband, little girl and I were away for over half of this month. While I am tired of being on the road, I do acknowledge that we’re lucky to be […]

May in Review + June Goals on the Homestead

May in Review + June Goals on the Homestead

As my fellow farmers will know, things get crazy once the seeds hit the soil. Our garden is in full bloom. We have greens for the farmers market every week. Other fresh bounty I’ve enjoyed this month has included rhubarb, strawberries, herbs, and asparagus. Right […]

10 surprising reasons we have grown to enjoy having ducks on the homestead. | growingwildroots.com

10 Reasons to Keep Ducks on the Homestead

Over the past two years we have started to keep ducks on the homestead. We had always been chicken people—they’re a little more mainstream, but my husband wanted to try something new. While we still have chickens, ducks have become a valuable part of our farm. […]

Using these 5 Happy Habits for Shopping at the Farmers Market can help make your visit both pleasant and successful.

5 Happy Habits for Shopping at a Farmers Market

As spring rolls on our little farm gears up in preparation for weekly farmers markets. Going to the market is one of my personal favourite tasks. I enjoy chatting with customers, sampling the fantastic wares from other stalls, and generally soaking in the atmosphere. The […]