Homestead Life & Ponderings

How It Started Vs. How It’s Going

When I first started homesteading, I had a burning desire to become more self-sufficient and live a more sustainable life. Ever since I can remember, I've been a rebel at heart, and learning how to homestead and become more self-reliant was a way for me to “throw a...

What does it really mean to be self-reliant?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it really means to be “self-reliant.”  We talk a lot about self-reliance (or self-sufficiency) in the homesteading community, and outwardly it may seem as if the goal of “achieving” self-reliance is what ultimately...

Growing Food is My Form of Protest

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Plus you get strawberries.” - Ron Finley There are a lot of protests happening all over the word right now, against and in support of all sorts of different issues. But protesting is about more than taking...
Can Homesteading Save the Planet?

Can Homesteading Save the Planet?

I’ve been on a personal mission to save the planet ever since I was a little girl. When I was a kid, I used to take a garbage bag with me whenever I went for walks in my neighbourhood so I could pick up any litter I came across (which was always...

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2019 Spring Home and Garden Tour

2019 Spring Home and Garden Tour

Saturday night. I’m enjoying a cup of homegrown chamomile tea and a piece of my daughter’s leftover Easter chocolate. The scent of fresh-cut lilacs wafts through the house, mingling with the lavender, lemon and rosemary essential oils I’ve got going in the diffuser,...

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My Weight-Loss Diary – Entry #1

My Weight-Loss Diary – Entry #1

It’s been almost three weeks since I started following the Keto Diet and officially began my weight-loss journey, and since I know some of you are interested in following along, I figured why not put it all out there for the world to read, right? If you’ve been...

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Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m a city girl turned modern homesteader who’s passionate about growing, cooking and preserving real food at home, creating my own herbal medicine and all-natural home and body care products, and working toward a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life each and every day. 

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