Easy Sourdough Bread, Everything you need to know

My sourdough starter is called Marletta. She’s 33 years old and was gifted to me by a friend of a friend. I love her. Having tried and failed to get my own starter going a couple of times, it feels great to finally be having some success with baking bread, which was one of theContinue reading “Easy Sourdough Bread, Everything you need to know”

Foraging for Blackberry Jelly! Two Ingredient Recipe!

Blackberry season is here, and as with the Stanley Cup play offs you have to sacrifice your body to get the best fruit. I’ve been out battling the brambles and have come home with a bounty of blackberries – 6lbs to be exact! Foraging and Canning are essential homesteading skills as per the Homesteading SkillsContinue reading “Foraging for Blackberry Jelly! Two Ingredient Recipe!”

Free Garlic!?! Harvest and more!

I learned a lot about garlic this year. I had to plant in the greenhouse because I was dealing with a rodent issue in the autumn and planing outside wasn’t an option. We also get A LOT of rain on the west coast, so rotting was a concern. What did I plant? Garlic from aContinue reading “Free Garlic!?! Harvest and more!”

Essential Homesteading Skills Survey

Since I came from the city to my microstead on the Sunshine Coast, I had to make some big changes. I’m a fairly practical person but I’ve been surprised by just how much work it takes to keep a garden and house running smoothly. If I want to reach my goal of sustainable growing, IContinue reading “Essential Homesteading Skills Survey”

5 Up-cycled Crafts to do with Your Kids

Going crazy at home? Trying to keep your kids occupied while making sure they don’t interact with other people? Yeah that’s fun….said no parent ever! While you’re self isolating thanks to COVID-19, don’t worry, you won’t even have to leave the house. Get your kids to dig out all their paints, pens glues etc whileContinue reading “5 Up-cycled Crafts to do with Your Kids”

3 Post Christmas Up-Cycling Hacks

If like me you’ve tried to take your recycling down and found it overflowing this year, you might want to try something new for next year to reduce waste and reuse what you’ve got. Old Christmas Cards When you take your cards down, instead of putting them straight into the recycling, use them as giftContinue reading “3 Post Christmas Up-Cycling Hacks”

10 New Years Resolutions Everyone Should Make

If you’re staring down the barrel of a weight loss resolution you know you will fail at in a matter of weeks, try pledging to do better by the planet this year with these 10 easy New Year’s resolutions. 1. Compost Yes you read that right. Compost. Even if you live in an apartment buildingContinue reading “10 New Years Resolutions Everyone Should Make”