Farm Blog

Starting Tomatoes from Seed

First time gardeners who are starting to learn how to grow their own transplants from seeds are often intimidated by the thought of setting up their own little growing operation. There are many different methods used by experienced gardeners including heating pads, lighting structures, temperature controlled fans, pH meters, micro nutrients and so on, but... Continue Reading →

Early Salad Garden

My friend Michelle, spends almost all of her time helping in the community, working at her business, tending to family and home, inspiring others to be creative and helping out where ever she can on a moments notice. Despite this busy yet balanced lifestyle, she always finds time to create healthy home-made meals for her... Continue Reading →

Drawing on Our Pioneer Spirit

  We hope this note finds you and your families in good health as our lifestyle in Northern Alberta changes daily due to COVID-19. In the interest of helping our students and communities stay healthy, we have moved the Spring Workshops to our Online Farm School . We have created a learning space for friends and neighbours to... Continue Reading →

Journal for Work / Life Balance

When you start to journal, it becomes clear, very quickly, why you may be running behind schedule most days. With so many amazing projects and epic adventures on the go at the same time, it’s easy to underestimate the time our “to do” lists will use up. One way to curb the work load and accomplish... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

If you didn't save rhubarb last summer, we're sure your neighbour did. Make a trade for this non-dairy variation of an old time classic. In a large bowl, combine: 2 3/4 cups flour 1 1/3 cups brown sugar 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt In another... Continue Reading →

An Old Fashion Christmas

It's the simple things that we remember. Not the gifts, not the glitter, not the parties or the packages. It's the special moments with family and friends. The comforting silence of the forest. Sleigh bells ring as the horses trot through the winding trails. A glimpse of sunlight reaching through the trees, lighting up the... Continue Reading →

History of Christmas Ornaments

It is said that the first glass Christmas ornaments were made by Hans Greiner and Christoph Muller in a German town called Lauscha. This town was located in a region prime for making glass with plenty of nearby timber and sand. The story goes that one year around 1600, Hans didn’t have enough money to... Continue Reading →

Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

Deep Dish Pizza Baked in a Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Dough ~ combine 2 cups flour with 1 tsp salt in a bowl. In another bowl, mix 1 cup of warm later with 3/4 tsp yeast and 1 tsp olive oil. Pour into flour mixture, knead for 3 minutes, let rest for 15 minutes. Knead... Continue Reading →

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