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A Flavour for Life The Sustainable Way
A Mom, a Cook, a Gardener, a Housekeeper, an Author, an Environmentally Conscious Frugal Lady!
A Mom, a Cook, a Gardener, a Housekeeper, an Author, an Environmentally Conscious Frugal Lady!
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Sugaring time
After many months of anticipation sugaring time has arrived and for the past three days we have been collecting Maple sap and boiling it down to make Maple syrup. It is a very hard and time consuming effort as the sap to syrup ration is roughly 40-1, meanin...

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Thoughts of gardening, beekeeping and maple syrup making
Well folks, the months have once again slipped by. We are now turning our attention to the joys of gardening and what we will plant this year. The garden will remain small as the soil is poor and lacking many nutrients so we will need to put Mookie's dung t...

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Homemade Butter
At first Mookie did not seem to be giving much milk, I was barely getting two cups a day. After adding some loose minerals, some dairy ration to her normal hay ration she is providing about a quart give or take twice a day. We wasted no time in separating t...

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Back in action!
Well what can I say, it has been sometime since I blogged! Things have moved on here quite a bit since my last post. It is now December 1st, I cannot quite believe it. Back in July we purchased a Dexter cow and calf called Mookie. The plan was to start milk...

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Beautiful bounty of bees
I am in awe of how beautifully adundant the wildlife is here. There is so much to see and take in, from little to large. It is one healthy and thriving ecosystem right in our own backyard! Recently I went to see how my newly planted bushes were getting on a...

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Tightening the purse strings
Since our move we have come to realize just how much we benefited from growing our own garden and raising our own meat. I cannot fathom how one free range chicken can cost $25. Prices like this have shocked us, it has meant that our purse strings and budget...

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Apples, apples and apples
Hear on the farm we are having a run on fallen apples. Most unfortunately have been eaten by ants, apple worms or wasps and not fit for use. These I am sure will appeal to the local bunch of apple eating deer. They are not fussy about what their apples look...

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The latest feathery additions
Our poultry numbers are on the increase with the addition of 20 meat chicks and 10 guinea fowl keets. A couple of meat chick hens will no doubt be added to out heritage layer flock for future production but the rest, well, lets say they will have a happy li...

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Beautiful Goldenrod
Since our move here to Nova Scotia we have been amazed at the abundance and variety of wild flowers around, not only on our property but all over. We were used to seeing pesky weeds and crop sprayers that killed most wild flowers, shame. These beautiful flo...

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Cherry Trees
Despite our drought and limited planting we did have three cherry tress that needed to be put in the ground. It has been very hot and humid and not kind planting weather for human or plant kind. Today we finally mustered up the courage, and heavily laden wi...
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