Catch the Moment Week 46

Catch the Moment Week 46

After a whirlwind of a week, me and Ethan getting our first head colds of the season, I’m happy to end the week with photos—it makes me happy to look at the positive things in life. I also have to say that after working a couple of night shifts on a foggy brain, for this […]

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Obsessing Over Hate mail, the usual. My glyphosate and wheat post earlier this week addressed a completely untruthful blog post about “toxic wheat”, went viral (by my standards) and I received a lot of traffic, a lot of comments and a lot emails. Mostly all good and encouraging, but then the usual anti-science, anti-ag rhetoric […]

The Truth About Glyphosate and Wheat

Pre-Harvest Glyphosate

In Alberta where we farm, our growing season is approximately 100 days (give or take), depending on the weather. Everything we do is timed, very precise and done for a very particular reason. We start planting our crops in late-April/early-May, weather permitting of course. Due to our short growing season, among other reasons, we choose […]

Custom Christmas Cards by Pink Dot Design (+ Discount Code!)

Pink Dot Design Christmas Cards

When I gave birth to Braden almost 5 years ago, I wanted the perfect birth announcement to send to our family and friends. I wanted to buy from a WAHM and support a local Canadian mom if at all possible. Luckily through the power of Google, I found Carolyn of Pink Dot Design and she’s […]

Catch the Moment Week 45

Catch the Moment Week 45

Starting off our week with some baking! I finally busted out the pumpkin and made pumpkin bread that was inhaled within a few days of making 2 loaves! Braden had his friend Tessa over after playschool today. Clearly someone did not want to be in the picture… Cheese! “Eating” some French bread. Gus Gus had […]

The Skinny on Modern Wheat

Has Modern Wheat Changed

Something that gets brought up often when discussing wheat, is people insisting that the wheat products they eat nowadays gives them physical ailments like bloating and stomach aches, and thus our wheat has been modified too much in the last century. “Go back to the way it used to be!“, so often I’m told. Wheat has been a staple […]

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

I love making bread because the kids love them and they’re so easy, moist and flavourful! This pumpkin bread is easy and it makes 2 loaves. You will need: 3 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 4 eggs 3 1/3 cups flour 1 tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 2/3 cup […]

Catch the Moment Week 44

Catch the Moment Week 44

I have been avoiding baking this fall because I don’t want to eat it. I love baking…but I don’t like the results of eating said baking! So, I waited until Halloween to bake my oldest niece her annual birthday cupcakes! You’ve heard of rink rats? Well, I found a rink monkey! It was Halloween party […]

Can You Live a GMO-Free Life?

Can You Live a GMO-Free Life

Did you know corn is not just used for human consumption or for livestock feed? Those are just a couple of the 4200+ uses of corn. OVER FOUR THOUSAND! Corn production isn’t very big in Canada, but our neighbours to the south, the United States, is by far the largest corn producer in the world producing about 1/3 […]

Chicken Pot Pie

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Yet another recipe I’m stealing from my mother-in-law. Farm wives know how to cook, trust me, so you’re going to want to add this to your recipe book. Homemade chicken pot pie doesn’t need to be hard and it’s a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Actually, one of my favourite things to […]