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.

An old friend called Fernando.

Following the beautiful wedding of Chris & Rachel, we spent eight days travelling with mum back to Nova Scotia. Bringing Fernando with us. Continue reading

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White wedding dresses and oily chainsaws.

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We recently took a road trip to Ontario for our eldest sons wedding. Stopping along the way to see the sights while carrying precious cargo. Continue reading

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Gathering Rose Hips from Brier Island for a wartime recipe for Rose Hip Syrup.

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We recently spent a couple of days camping with friends on Brier Island. Earlier in the year when we visited, the wild roses were in full bloom along the sand dunes. Now, in September, the rose hips were ripe for picking.
Read my latest blog post that includes a wartime recipe for Rosehip syrup which is great for coughs and sore throats. Also Rose hip tea for a healthy boost to the immune system. Continue reading

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Calendula & Plantain Salve

Don’t pull out all those weeds, leave some to help attract the beneficial insects that your vegetables need. Learn how to use some of them to make a healing calendula & plantain salve. Continue reading

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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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