Grow Your Own

One of the main reasons we decided to live this lifestyle is so that we can grow our own food. As a society we have become so disconnected from our food that many of us don’t even know how or where it’s grown or raised. We are also extremely reliant on a system that is driven by profit rather than what is best for the consumer or the environment. Growing your own food changes everything; it’s a simple step towards relying less on the capitalist beast we all live in. You may be saying, “Okay Dave and Amanda, you are exaggerating just a bit here”. If so, we hope that we can convince you otherwise.

$50 Collapsible Chicken Brooder – Lumnah Acres Inspired

Every spring, we invest in chickens to raise on our homestead.  Some of these chickens will be added to our flock of laying hens, while ...
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Heating Our Greenhouse With Compost – Part 1

It's warmed up quite a bit here in southern Manitoba.  Warm enough that it tempted Dave to get out and start cleaning up and thawing out ...
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Chicken Coop Poop Shelf Update

This is our first year keeping chickens over winter in Manitoba. It gets quite cold here (to say the least) so it was very important ...
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Indoor Seed Starting Setup

We currently have three gardens as well as a small greenhouse on the property.  Between all of these growing areas, we are able to produce ...
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Winter Chicken Coop Maintenance

We lucked out with a weekend above freezing in the middle of January. We used one day to let the laying hens outside to stretch their ...
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PVC Pipe Chicken Feeders DIY

Chickens are jerks. If they can shit on something they will; even if it holds their food or water. Every chicken feeder that we bought ...
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Morels – Black and Yellow

Spring in the forest is such a beautiful time.  Songbirds are returning from their southern vacation.  Bears are waking up from hibernation.  Trees and shrubs ...
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Aspen Oyster Mushrooms

Our property is dominated by trembling aspen, a very common tree found in the northern forests of North America.  On these trees grow the Aspen ...
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Potato Towers

We eat a lot of potatoes.  Possibly more than the average household.  We make overloaded poutine at least once a week, so it's safe to ...
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Building A Cold frame For Early Produce

Spring comes late here.  After a long, cold winter, we are found craving fresh produce.  Lettuce, radish & beets will all grow quite well in ...
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