New years eve has come and gone and if you're like most people then you made some crazy resolutions promising that this would be your year to get back the body you had in highschool even though this is likely impossible. These resolutions undoubtedly seemed attainable with the excitement of a countdown shrouded in an … Continue reading New Years fitness resolutions? I can help!
I used to be normal. I used to think Christmas was easy. I would simply plan out what to buy for my wife and the rest of the season just somehow magically fell into place. Having this single purchase as my only chore meant that I could leave shopping as late as the 24th … Continue reading Christmas shopping, where the budget is made up and the plan doesn’t matter.
I talk to a lot of people in my daily life and I have recently come to realize how few of you have a grasp on what people are meaning when they mention "farm life". Depending on your age and television experience you probably envision an episode of "Little House on the Prairie" crossed with … Continue reading Life on the Farm is kinda laid back? – John Denver wasn’t even close
Since I enjoy cooking I find myself in the kitchen preparing dinner quite often. I am also very picky about the kitchen being kept in a certain semblance of order and this has resulted in the kitchen slowly becoming "mine". Over time, the more I pointed out any transgressions in the cleanliness rules I had … Continue reading Baking… my kitchen, my rules. Or not.
We are often reminded of how commercial Christmas has become. Combine this with a longing for a simpler time and memories of childhood Christmases on the farm (and possibly an unhealthy addiction to craft fairs) and the conditions were prime for my wife to make that exciting decision: WE are going to MAKE Christmas presents … Continue reading Chainsaws, Chupacabras and Crafts – the True Spirit of Christmas
Well I tried some new shampoo. The label sucked me in. "from a land Down Under" it said. With kiwis and koalas pictured on it, who could resist? They gotta know hair, right? Plus at $1.79 for 2000 milliliters how could I go wrong? Well - I did go wrong. Horribly horribly wrong. Apparently the … Continue reading Shampoo marketing at its finest…
I love apples. I really do. So when it was decided that we should put a couple of fruit trees in our yard I immediately voted "apple!". Since my vote seems to carry a bit of weight sometimes, I further extended my influence to say "GOOD apples". I do not want any of those little … Continue reading The Apple Experience
After watching and helping with this fun project called “canning” I have taken the liberty of making some notes that may help others get the most enjoyment possible out of this experience. To start with, you need to go out in the bush and gather up your base stock for your jelly. Anything you can … Continue reading Canning 101