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Toys that are Shiny and Bright...and full of chemicals?

by: Sara on 12/06/2017

Many people say, “Christmas is for kids” and while I understand the sentiment, the pressure to fulfill the wish list full of BPA and cadmium ridden shiny, plastic, play things, can be hard for anyone trying to buy gifts that align with their values. As much as our kids beg for the newest toys, can we really in good conscious give them a gift …

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Top 5 Reasons to Cure your Own Meat

by: Sara on 12/04/2017

On our fourth day of our Gifts that Make a Difference sale we hear from Meredith Leigh author of The Ethical Meat Handbook Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore and the recently released Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meat at Home. Today Meredith shares with us her top 5 reasons to cure our …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by: EJ on 11/23/2017

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in the second weekend of October.  On that long weekend I posted this lovely  blessing from Zach Loeks book, The Permaculture Market Garden: A Visual Guide to a Profitable Whole-systems Farm Business.

I am reposting it today for our American neighbours and wishing you a peaceful Thanksgiving weekend. 

We now give …

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Finding Solace in Nature

by: EJ on 11/10/2017

Stephanie Westlund, author of Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities, has been working with US and Canadian Armed Forces Veterans for several years.  In this guest post, she shares how veterans and others have been suffering from post-traumatic stress for centuries, how our understanding of this …

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5 Reasons to Keep Geese

by: Sara on 10/23/2017

While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. In today's post we here from Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, author of The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese on why geese deserve a little recognition and why you should consider adding them to your farm family.

Thinking geese?  Large and loud, …

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