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 […]

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. […]

Why Homesteaders Need Winter

Why Homesteaders Need Seasons

I have always been a summertime kinda girl, but although I love the sun on my face and my bare feet in the grass I would never trade in our four seasons. We live in a temperate Canadian climate here, which means fresh spring times, […]

June in Review + July Goals on the Homestead.

Live Where You Love

I live near the place I grew up. It makes a clichéd sort of sense—the farm kid who grew up, got married, started a family, and settled in down the road. There is a certain comfort, a cozy security to that thought. But in my […]

Roots Run Deep

My husband and I were married on the back of this property. Even then, we both knew we wanted to make this neighbourhood home, but we went on to start our life together in a nearby city. I was writing for lifestyle magazines and he was going […]