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.

Filtering Maple Syrup With Egg Whites

We discovered a new to us method of filtering the niter or sugar sand out of your maple syrup. We had no idea this method ...
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Nearup is Done – How To Filter And Finish Maple Syrup

Let's have a quick look at how we filter and finish our maple syrup using our backyard file cabinet evaporator and a simple propane stove ...
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Homemade Maple Sugar – The Good Sugar

With a goal of being as self reliant as possible, one thing we hope to eliminate out of our grocery lists is sugar. We have ...
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What To Do With Ice In Maple Sap Buckets? – Debunked

It's a long standing debate in the maple sugaring community. Should you toss out the frozen bits of maple sap in your sap buckets? Should ...
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The Saporator | Homemade Backyard Sap Evaporator

We were in need of something more than just a turkey fryer to get our sap turned into syrup. The turkey fryer does indeed work ...
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2019 Maple Syrup Season Kickoff

The long, cold days of winter are quickly becoming a thing of the past! The first day of spring has come and gone. The snow ...
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How To Make Chaga Tea Two Ways

Chaga freshly harvested from the Birch tree needs to be processed before you can make Chaga tea. Processing the Chaga right away is recommended as ...
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Making Birch Oil From Birch Bark – Ancient Medicine, Tar and a Natural Superglue

Today we bring a Bushcraft Special! VIDEO OUTLINING THE BIRCH OIL PROCESSING METHOD WE USE: Here's an article about the chemist and indigenous professor teaming ...
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Chaga Hunting – What is Chaga & Sustainable Harvest of Chaga Mushroom For Tea

What is that weird black stuff that grows on Birch Trees? It just so happens that the weird black thing growing on your Birch tree ...
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$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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