General Blog Posts

Garden Update: June 2024

After getting through the garden hibernation period—AKA winter—life is starting to appear in our yard again. Many, many years ago, ...

Garden Update: December 2023

It's been an unusual winter so far for Winnipeg. We've had very little snow. For quite a while, it was ...

Garden Update: October 2023

With an unusually warm October for Winnipeg, our gardening projects have continued a week or two longer than they normally ...

Garden Update: September 2023

As the height of summer passes and we inch our way slowly toward fall, we find ourselves entering the busiest ...

Garden Update: August 2023

It's becoming abundantly clear to me—as if I somehow hadn't already learned my lesson—that it's near impossible to do anything ...

Canning 101

I’m relatively new to canning—the process of putting food into jars and making them shelf-stable so they can sit in ...

What Urban Homesteading Means to Me

In my self-education quest of learning how to preserve our massive garden harvest, I latched on to the homesteading subculture ...

My Food Preservation Journey

Several years ago, my husband decided he wanted to try gardening as a way to get him away from the ...