— September 6, 2018

My Little Man Wants To Work

Our 5 1/2 year old son likes to help out with chores around the house. We would be wise to take advantage of his eagerness and…

— July 14, 2018

Dad's Gateway Drug... er, Animal

Dad's two-cents on what we do, why we do it, and what we may do in the future

— May 9, 2018

We've Gone Chicken Crazy

We can't seem to get enough of chickens. The more the merrier! Oh, and have them lay colourful eggs too, please.

— April 4, 2018

Happy Hens Lay Healthy Eggs

Happy hens are able to act as chickens, and as a result, produce eggs that are healthier for our consumption.

— March 8, 2018

Maple Syrup Harrold Style

We made a first attempt at tapping, collecting, and boiling sap from our sugar maple trees. The end results were a delicious…

— February 28, 2018

The Best Tomatoes For Your Health

Conventionally grown, organic, greenhouse, field, heirloom... does it really make a difference how that tomato on your plate…

— January 16, 2018

Following Tracks in the Snow

A fresh snowfall was an opportunity to observe some of habits of the more elusive wildlife that share our country home.

— January 5, 2018

Welcoming Bluebirds to our Country Home

We've wanted bluebirds to use our nest boxes for years and finally discovered the reason (and the solution) for why they…

— November 27, 2017

Embracing Tea - Part 2

Homegrown herbal teas are more than a pleasant alternative for tea time.

— November 23, 2017

Embracing Tea - Part 1

Green and black teas offer many beneficial compounds that boost one's physical health. If you don't have a tea habit yet, you…

— November 20, 2017

Artisanal Chicken Finds a Niche

Local chicken - it's pastured raised and missing antibiotics, GMOs and fillers.

— September 19, 2017

Putting up the Harvest

The end of summer is a busy time for us as we take advantage of all the local produce that floods the farmer's markets.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh