Cam shares his thoughts about one of his elderly "ladies" who seems wise beyond her chicken years!
Steve explains a little about why he chose to install reclaimed cast-iron radiators, including a video tour of his installation.
Cam's newest book, "The Sensible Prepper," is now available.
Starting a chicken flock and researching the Ameraucana chicken breed.
Cam contemplates the meaning of life from the comfort of his off-grid homestead in Eastern Ontario.
Haven't we heard of a semi-mythical liquor that has pure gold in it? Well, here it is.
It could well be that you have never heard of the Big Green Egg, a lot of folks haven’t, so this is where this blog comes in. Big Green Eggs originated in Japan, a number of centuries ago, and at that time they were called Kamado cookers. Learn how to cook with a Big Green Egg for the ultimate outdoor cooking experience.
A basic, but oh so good, soup recipe that anyone can make.
Cam learns the hard way why it's never a good idea to procrastinate about important jobs!
Here I describe how to make a spring meal on the Big Green Egg. Also, I announce my new web/blogsite.
What is the true nature of artificial sweeteners? Are they safe? Read on and find out the latest on these questionable products.
Cam describes the joy and elation he feels when he skates on his very own pond.
An unexpected lambing during mid-summer.
Here are some ideas to make your cooking and baking easier in the New Year.
Sue Van Slooten shares her easy recipe for apple strudel— a delicious pastry of phyllo dough, apples, spices, and of course, butter.
How to make spiced crab apples.
Join Steve for a no-cost 75 minute video tutorial on building and managing a root cellar
The basics of using a woodstove to heat your home.
Our chickens aren't fond of the snow and the wind, but we found a way to let them enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of their coop!
Homesteader Cam Mather describes integrating new backyard chickens into his existing flock and the wonderful life his "ladies" lead.
Cam looks back at the challenges of moving to his off-grid home.
Slightly sweet, wholesome and wonderful, toasted with butter or in a sandwich, oatmeal bread is my favourite.
These are buttery, not too sweet Dutch cookies with a yummy cinnamon sugar and walnut topping.
What do you have when chemicals and preservatives are added to a simple tortilla?
Here's how to make truly unusual whole grain bread, with delicious results.
Homemade ice cream is delicious, and with the help of new ice cream makers, quick, easy and fast.
If you're overrun with cucumbers, here's a Scandinavian cucumber salad for the solution!
My own special recipe for Pumpkin Maple Butter using organic pumpkin and Canadian maple syrup.
There is a way to heaven, all you have to do is make San Francisco sourdough bread!
Canadian homesteader Cam Mather sinks into the village life and discovers the joys of small-town living.
Almost 30 years ago I made one of the best decisions ever when I began my homesteading adventure. It's no "Little House on the Prarie" but you can see it from there.
The best way to start a fire in your woodstove.
Summer is about fresh, beautiful, and flavourful. Fresh produce, and oh yes, a yummy recipe for devilled eggs.
Your route to heaven can be paved with strawberries.
This is the best comfort food recipe: sour cream coffee cake. Enjoy it with a great cup of tea or coffee.
Modern, industrial agriculture as we know it today is running out of time, and it's much later than we think.
After trying this super simple recipe, you'll never open a can of Campbell's again.
Solving the mystery of finding broken shards of china and pottery in an old garden. Discovering the history of the land and its first settlers.
The time has finally arrived! Adventure Cycling Association's Underground Railroad Detroit Alternate, section 1, is ready to ride.
Starting in North Branch, Minn. and ending in Brantford, Ontario, author Rick Stiles continues his cycling across the country — and the border.
Steve shares 11 years of his experience with the newest mainstay power tool in the world, and offers three free chances to win an impact driver.
Hospitals traditionally are famous for their terrible food. A recent experience shows it has not changed much.
Cam Mather tries out a battery-powered chainsaw at his off-grid homestead in Ontario.
Cam shares his experience trying to fix a broken hot-water tank.