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Small Scale Maple Syrup Making

This is how we spent many of our days in late winter and early spring this year. Advertisements

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How to identify and eat Chickweed (stellaria media) recipe

Chickweed appears in the weed section of garden guides and government publications.  It is often one of the first plants that gardeners attempt to drive out of their garden.  But wait!  Don’t toss that chickweed on the weed pile.  Rather … Continue reading

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Temporary Root Cellar Update

After a long, snowy, Canadian, winter it is early April and I have a report on how our temporary root cellar  worked out…. FANTASTIC!  We constructed our temporary root cellar in the drainage ditch of our unfinished, permanent, root cellar.  … Continue reading

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How To Make A Wattle Fence or Finally A Use For Those Alders

  I am rich in alders.  In my ignorance, I use to curse them but no more.  Not only are they a sustainable, quick growing, firewood but alders are strong and flexible enough to build a woven, wattle, fence.  I … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup With Spring Garden Vegetables Recipe

I like to make this hardy soup for lunch after working outside during these cold, early, spring, days.  Only the hardiest plants like kale and leeks have survived in the garden over the winter and they taste strong and sweet. … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable, Cheddar Cheese, and Kale Soup Recipe

I started off to make this soup without the kale but on way to dig the leeks out of the garden I couldn’t resist the green temptation of my over-wintered kale.  It is soooo sweet and so full of life … Continue reading

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Scavenging Is Part Of Sustainable Living Or Wood Chip Gold By The Side Of The Road

WASTE FOR SOME, GOLD FOR OTHERS One of the interesting things about living an alternative life is that you come to value things that society in general considers worthless. The other day, as we were coming home we saw many … Continue reading

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