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.
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.
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?
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]