Saying Goodbye to 2016

Saying Goodbye to 2016

The beginning of December and I don’t have my decorations up yet. Normally by November I can’t stand the excitement anymore and the tree has gone up. The lights are lit, the stockings are hung with care, and I spend my evenings sitting by the fire watching Tim Allen morph into Santa. This year is different. I don’t know if it’s the lack of snow. I don’t know if it’s…

Kefir

Kefir

I may be a bit behind the band wagon here. Kefir was something I had read about on the other “crunchy” blogs that I enjoy reading, but I didn’t know where to get my hands on the grains. And then the kefir rage suddenly seemed to sweep up around me and every grocery store in town was selling premade kefir. So I bought a bottle and then another and then…

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Remember on Monday when I said I would be here Monday, Wednesday and Friday? And then on Wednesday I promptly wasn’t here. ….ya. But it’s Friday and I’m here today! Truth be told the cupboards were just about empty so when my work plans for Wednesday were cancelled I took that as a sign to get my butt to the grocery store and to stock up. Because when I have…

Our Goals – Will 3 Birch Farm Continue?

Our Goals – Will 3 Birch Farm Continue?

Hello world. It’s me, April. Have you forgotten me? I’m just checking in to report that no I am not dead, no I am not dying, and no I am not sick. Incase anyone was worried. If anything I’m more in tune than ever before. I have 2 jobs, a house, a life, a farm, and a husband that all depend on me. I have this blog that I have…

I Suck At Life.

I Suck At Life.

I suck at life. It’s true. I suck at canning my tomatoes before they start to turn into an orange mush with swarms of fruit flies flying over them. I suck at cleaning my house. Please don’t come over, I will hide from the doorbell in shame. Because 1: the mushy fruit fly laced tomatoes, and 2: there are piles of dishes in the sink and 3: if you walk…

Tomato Balsamic Crostini

Tomato Balsamic Crostini

Today is a slow day. A nap on the couch in the sunshine. Smoke slowly curling from the chimney. Warm coffee. Hubby has been working away at getting our little cottage in the woods finished before winter. We have windows people! Windows! A huge thank you to my neighbour and my Dad for coming to help put the massive bay window in. A girl has never been so happy. Siding is…