Category Archives: Country Living

Our journey from city living to country living

Christmas Crafts

Christmas is fast approaching. We have already put up our Christmas lights and will be starting to decorate the inside of the house this weekend. This is also the time that I crank up my scroll saw and begin to … Continue reading

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Grandma’s cast-iron cornbread

Grandma’s cast-iron cornbread 1 cup cornmeal 1 tsp Salt 1\2 tsp Baking Soda 1 can cream corn 2 Eggs 1\2 cup milk 1 onion chopped 3 Jalapeno’s diced 1\4 cup vegetable oil Put oil in a skillet,  Pre-heat oven and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

As we head into the Thanksgiving long weekend I thought it only right to wish everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving weekend. I was also thinking that well we are indulging ourselves with all of the awesome food this weekend … Continue reading

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Household Tips

This household tip will save you time, money and energy. Plants : Cut flowers from the garden in late evening or early morning. Use sharp shears and take water to the garden and plunge flowers in at once. Cut stems … Continue reading

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Parched Corn

Here it is a famous trail snack called parched Corn. Parched corn was a trail staple of early Americans and today it is the perfect pick-me-up for any outdoor activity. Follow these steps to whip up a batch of the original American energy food. … Continue reading

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Croutons

I was looking through the freezer the other day and noticed that we had quite a few partial bags of bread. Instead of throwing it out or causing a riot with the magpies, I figured it would make good croutons. … Continue reading

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Westfork Freedom

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have decided to make a few changes. Lately I have been focusing more on the country living side of things and have let my arts and crafts part slide a bit. … Continue reading

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Frost

Well we had our first frost last night. It wasn’t a hard frost but ice on the hot tub cover is never a good sign. So its time to break out the hoop row covers and protect the plants for … Continue reading

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Peas

Picked these peas tonight for an awesome snack. Got to love summer and having garden fresh vegetables. Just one of the benefits of putting in your own garden and not having to rely on the grocery store for your favourite fresh … Continue reading

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Richters Herbs

Just wanted to let those of you who have ordered shiitake mushroom kits from Richters that they are still having problems obtaining kits from their supplier. If you live in a northern climate (Zone 3) like I do the growing … Continue reading

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