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We live on a farm in zone 5a in Canada B.C. On this blog you will see our food creations, gardening, beekeeping, wine and beer making, and beginner Astronomy. We really appreciate all the support from our readers.
Holidays in the Cariboo

Holidays in the Cariboo

With it being down to -20 Celsius degrees these last few weeks winter has kicked in full blast along with snow, and yes we got our Christmas decorations up a bit earlier than last year. It was fun putting up the tree, and the little kitties sure love the ornaments! A trick my Mom taught me when I was a kid was to put ornaments that aren’t breakable at the bottom of the tree incase a cat does find a new toy on the tree it wont break or hurt them or your decorations! It worked so far they have found 2 that they like the most 🙂 I also put up our Christmas village on top of our bookshelf along with another set of Christmas lights I found in one of our boxes of decorations. Our dogs sure love the snow! Darwin loves to get his face deep in snow piles and then run around with a snow beard! He is the cutest! Tao dog loves running all around the yard and slipping and sliding as he glides back inside the mud room..Humble Dog well she just loves to play with the puppies outside. I don’t think it matters what the weather is for them to have a good time, they are all healthy happy pups! There has been really great Christmas specials on the TV. Gusto TV has a bunch of great recipe shows for holiday cooking/baking from Spencer Watts (Fish the Dish), some great recipes from the ladies at One World Kitchen, Snoop and Martha Stewart, as well as Jamie Oliver. DIY has been pumping out...
Halloween Brews

Halloween Brews

We started a few batches of beer last week! Making beer at home is a great because it isn’t as expensive as store bought beer and it makes a fair bit of beer from the kit. We like the “Coopers” beer kits the best. Right now we have a Nut Brown Ale and a English Bitter on the go. They should be ready by Halloween if we want to bottle them then! Racking off our Nut Brown Ale! We have it on a heat mat to keep it at fermenting level Little Shadow on the Ikea chair..he is our little...
Pizza Friday

Pizza Friday

Since we have moved in we have been going non stop with our home renovations. As winter is approaching we have slowed our renovations down a bit and have made our space in our kitchen upstairs more homey and less of a construction zone. Now that we have a nice space to work up there with a new tap to our sink and a better stove than in our last place (the stove we have actually has a working broiler) we have been on a pizza making kick! Yes pizza from scratch just like at our last place! This time the crust was more flakey like a pie and really reminded me of a restaurant I used to go to as a teen named “Moxie’s”. Morgyn made her traditional sauce with garlic, tomatoes, basil, and a slightly spicy chili from our Summer garden. One of the pizzas we made was a Deluxe. We tried to copy a Canadian favorite pizza place and ended up calling the pizzas “Morgyn Hut” pizzas. The deluxe was just that with ham, peppers, Italian Sausage the works! Our second pizza night we made a more traditional pizza with “Morgyn Hut” sauce, and Mozza cheese. We compared it to a frozen pizza and even though we added more mozza to the frozen one our personal pan pizza was way more delicious! Hands down some of the best pizza I’ve ever had! Deluxe Pizza Ready to go into the oven! All done and ready for devouring! This is the second home made pizza we made last night. It had stayed in the fridge for a few...
Planting Flower Seeds

Planting Flower Seeds

Here I am planting white Datura seeds on our YouTube channel SweetnSvry Gardens! White Datura sprouts progress after a week! Here I am planting some Nasturtium seeds on our YouTube channel SweetnSvry Gardens! These two in front are the Nasturtiums I planted in the video after a week! If you can see there are some smaller White Datura sprouts behind them..those are the ones I planted in my planting White Datura seeds video..wow so cool to see how they are doing now! Spring has sprung at our place in the Cariboo! We are in Canada, Zone 5a and have been getting some pretty sunny days. We still do get a surprise snow storm here and there though but it doesn’t stick on the ground. Soon we will have to build a greenhouse! So over the last few weeks I have been starting seeds in damp paper towel and letting them lay on a heat mat in a seedling tray. Most of the seeds I have are still viable this year even though they are a few years old. Lots of them have sprouted and I transplanted them into red solo cups like the above videos show! This is a Borage seed after germinating in a damp paper towel for a few days on a heat mat! Doesn’t take long for some seeds to germinate at all, while others take up to 7-10 days. Really it depends on the temperature of the seeds during this process..some seeds prefer a cooler germination temp while others need heat. Best to read up on what your seeds needs are before starting them. In...

Tao Got His Pilots Lisence

Tao dog recently got his pilot’s licence on Twitter through a group called #theaviators! Check out the website to become a member here
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