Tag Archives: Quebec Country Living

Maple Beer: How to Make Beer from the Sap of Maple Trees

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

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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

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Documentary on Small Scale Maple Sugar Making

This is how we spent many of our days in the late winter and early spring.

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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

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  How much energy do we need? This is a question that we need to ask ourselves. When we need warm water we turn on the faucet. When we are hungry, we open the door of the refrigerator or turn … Continue reading

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