Fermenting is a wonderful way to preserve the harvest on the homestead. Here are six reasons to choose fermentation.

6 Reasons to Choose Fermenting for Food Preservation

Over the last couple summers I have become enamoured of the bacterial magic of fermenting. The reasons are all below (my emotional favourite is the second one listed here). Read on to learn why to choose my new favourite form of preserving.

This cheap and easy zero-waste dental hygiene routine will allow you to cut back on the plastic usually involved in toothcare.

A (Cheap and Easy) Zero-Waste Dental Hygiene Routine

Not that long ago I was using brand-name toothpaste, plastic toothbrushes, and teflon dental floss. There was nothing about my tooth care that paid tribute to a natural lifestyle. The thought of moving toward zero-waste dental hygiene was daunting, but I knew it was one area that needed some work.

There are more effective, cheaper, and easier alternatives to using toilet paper.

Alternatives to Using Toilet Paper

Despite what you may believe there are more effective, easier, and cheaper alternatives to toilet paper. There is no doubt that toilet paper is big business, but is it really better than other options?

in an uncertain world let's address the coronavirus crisis with calm and compassionate community.

A Plea for Calm, Compassionate Community in a COVID-19 Crisis

There are a things you can do. It’s empowering, actually, to mobilize in the face of crisis. I realize not everyone has the same opportunity to live as homesteaders. However, almost everyone can take positive steps to improve their sustainability and help the most vulnerable.

This easy homemade toothpaste recipe can help make your dental hygiene routine more natural, sustainable, and free from chemicals.

DIY: Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

Toothpaste. For a long time it remained one of the stubborn hold-on products that I was buying for our bathroom routine. I thought homemade toothpaste was intimidating, and I always had a reason not to make the switch: I got “free” samples at the dentist, […]

Kombucha Making Guide for Lazy Beginners. This step-by-step guide to kombucha tea gives a easy instructions for making a refreshing glass of this fermented tea.

Kombucha Making Guide for Lazy Beginners

I have been making kombucha tea for my family for several years now, and they’re still always excited to find a new batch in the fridge. It is cheap, healthy, and tasty, so making this drink a win-win-win.  I even find it’s a creative endeavour—with my vast variety […]

Canning Tips for Beginners: What to Know to Get Started

m going to share some of the essential canning tips I had to learn before preserving confidently on my own. These are the things I either gleaned from those more experienced (and verified), learned through trial and error, or frantically looked up as I went. Canning at home doesn’t need to be scary. A little knowledge can go a long way!

11 Gorgeous Ideas for a Green Wedding. How to have a beautiful, fun, and sustainable celebration. These budget ideas will mean an ethical wedding.

11 Gorgeous Ideas for a Green Wedding

Shortly after we got engaged my husband and I decided we wanted our wedding to reflect our values. It was tempting to let our wedding be an exception to the way we try to live—after all, it’s a one-time event. That, though, is ultimately why we […]

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 […]

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 […]