Gardening, Harvesting & Preserving

Magpie’s Garden 2014 – Holly Homesteader. Chickenbees. And The End.

My confession about how I'm never gonna be a Holly Homesteader. I'm sorry.

By | August 29th, 2014|Categories: Gardening, Harvesting & Preserving, The Wild|8 Comments

My Secrets To Growing An Amazing Zone 3a Garden

My tricks to growing an amazing Zone 3a garden!

By | July 10th, 2014|Categories: Gardening, Harvesting & Preserving, The Wild|11 Comments

Canned Pickled Beets Recipe

Ah, pickled beets. These purple beauties are most certainly a taste of my childhood as my Grandma canned beets in great numbers. Unlike most children, I have loved beets since I was a young 'un running around my Grandma's Manitoba farm in the hot summer sun. I could have eaten them from the jar happily [...]

By | August 13th, 2013|Categories: Gardening, Harvesting & Preserving, Preserves & Canning, Recipes|2 Comments

My Edible Front Yard Is Complete!

Oh landscaping, my nemesis. How I love to hate you. I love to plan you. I love to execute those plans. I surely love to spend the money on you. I just...hate you...at the same time. No one ever claimed I made any sense. I've already whined posted about how overwhelmed I was thinking of [...]

By | August 1st, 2012|Categories: Gardening, Harvesting & Preserving, My Home|Tags: |6 Comments

Utterly Yard Overwhelmed

Just writing this post stressed me right out, I kid you not. My chest is tight with stress- and the upper respiratory infection I have isn't helping things.  As exciting as it is to have a blank canvas, as a non-landscaper I am completely and utterly overwhelmed right now trying to decide what the heck [...]

By | April 24th, 2012|Categories: Gardening, Harvesting & Preserving, My Home|Tags: |10 Comments