Every spring the maple trees awaken and their sap begins to flow when the nights dip below freezing and the days are warm. This year we had a very late, cold, spring and because of that not much sap flow. … Continue reading
Since we decided a return to the land, the idea of building our own house seemed to follow naturally even though it is usual today to hire someone else to build it for you. Is it so complicated to build … Continue reading
This is how we spent many of our days in the late winter and early spring.
The rich caramel taste of maple syrup is not the only pleasure to be had during the sugar season if you are lucky enough to have a grove of maple trees. For the process of maple sugaring in a … Continue reading
In Quebec, one of the biggest challenges for people who want to be self sufficient is how to feed themselves through the winter. The Quebec winter is long and cold. While it possible to grow vegetables in a heated greenhouse, … Continue reading