Author Archives: Jane Fowler

About Jane Fowler

We are working towards a sustainable lifestyle, homeschooling our children, growing all our own food and creating art. Join us in our journey, learning with us along the way.

On the Tall Ship trail to Digby

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As the seasons change, there’s always something different to see, hiking the old railway bed into Digby. This week we even saw some Tall Ships! Continue reading

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The drying days of summer.

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It’s a busy time of year for gardeners with a bounty of vegetables to be picked, but don’t forget the herbs! Dry some now for enjoying through the winter. Continue reading

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It’s not too late to plant; here are 7 vegetables you can plant in August.

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It’s summer, and gardeners are dealing with a cornucopia of fruit and veggies, but don’t forget to plant a few seeds to extend the season. Here’s a list of 7 seeds to plant in August for harvesting in the fall. Continue reading

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It’s Garlic Time!

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It’s tricky business, knowing when to harvest garlic, Read my post about when and how to lift garlic and cure it for winter storage. Continue reading

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A Pig in the House!

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Originally posted on Blueberry Hills Farm:
Probably the most risky time in a pig’s life is during the first three days after being born. During those first precarious days, the piglet is a very different animal from the tough and…

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Taking the sting out of nettles!

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Stinging nettles may seem like an odd choice of plant to grow, but there’s more to it than it’s sting. Read the post to discover the health benefits for our bodies and our soil. Learn how to dry the leaves to make a nutritious tea. Continue reading

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The Full Buck Moon – Newsletter No 3.

I’m not sure if it’s a buck or a doe that’s been visiting my garden at night, but Buck Moon seems a very fitting name for the July Full Moon this year. Read about the night time visitors to my garden, some welcome, some not so much… Continue reading

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5 easy recipes using garlic scapes.

Looking for some easy and great tasting recipes for using garlic scapes? Here are five of my favourites. Continue reading

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Sweet dreams are made from chamomile.

Chamomile is one of the easiest herbs to grow in your garden. It’s also incredibly simple to harvest and dry the flowers for a cup of calming chamomile tea. Continue reading

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Whales, fishing boats, ferries, folk art and other gems. All in my own ‘neck’ of the woods.

Sometimes you don’t have to go far to find new places. We took a road trip around our own ‘neck’ of the woods and found folk art, fishing boats and other gems. Continue reading

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