Category Archives: Urban Homesteading

My Blog Has Abandonment Issues

Now that we are over half-way through 2017, I guess it’s time for the first of my bi-annual blog posts.  Heh. So far, the year has been, well, something. It got off to a rather rough start.  I don’t want to go into details, because it was shitty, and now it’s in the past. Then,

I Used To Be Better At This Blogging Thing

And then I got ridiculously busy with other projects.  However, I can finally tell you about them! First, Mike and I, along with three of our very good friends, are launching our own LARP.  This is very exciting for all of us, as we are bringing an entirely new flavor to LARP in Alberta. Albion

In Which I Remember That I Have This Website

I know, I have been slacking in the updates department. Primarily most of my time has been eaten up by a couple of major projects that I am working on (in partnership with my fantastic comrades) and while I can’t talk about what they are, yet, they are very exciting and time consuming right now.

2013: A Year In Review

The new year is just a couple of days away, which is cause for mulling over the year that has just passed, and evaluating how it went. 2013 wasn’t a bad year, but there were definitely some challenges along the way. The beginnings of the year saw a visit from Mike’s mom and dad, skiing,

A Long December

With Mike in school (he finally finished yesterday, thankfully) for all of November and most of December, things have been a bit crazy at Chez Get Outside.  I have been hand-making many of the Christmas gifts for our friends and extended family, which means my kitchen often looks like a frat house, and my hands

Pickling Turnips And Carrots From The Garden

After all the success we enjoyed with our first, small foray into the world of gardening and the concept of urban homesteading, we had to do things with all of that awesome produce we harvested! The first, most obvious choice was to eat it immediately, both cooked and raw, but we also wanted to preserve

Bringing In The Garden Harvest

I spent a great deal of time late last week harvesting, washing, and finding homes for the considerable volume of vegetables we grew over the summer. Late in the winter Wendy and I began scheming, and while I didn’t get around to planting ALL of the things I wanted to, or even half of them,

When The City Mice Moved To The Country

Well, we have moved, sort of, which is why I haven’t posted anything lately, due to the lack of time, and frankly, the lack of internets out here.  Neither of those things are really going to resolve themselves anytime soon, but at least I can borrow a bit of signal from my bosses house, so

Our New Two-Horse Herd!

Early last week Mike and I were very excited to finally have two horses delivered to the farm, courtesy of my wonderful Grandfather, along with my Mum and Dad. This pair will be living in our care for the foreseeable future. The bay (reddish brown) and white one is called Little Lucky, and the darker

Urban Homesteading

Moving to the country has presented us with a unique opportunity to live off the land in ways we’ve never experienced before.  Plans are in the works for chickens, and growing vegetables, and canning, and all sorts of wonderful things that we couldn’t really do in town.  I mean yes, you certainly are able to

For The Love Of Horses

Yesterday I started a new job. That in itself if not terribly exciting, since I’ve been sort of hopping from one job to the next for over a year now, in the hopes of finding a place I really wanted to settle into. However, I think I’ve found THE ONE! Yes, it’s probably too early