Welcome! My name is Emma (also known as Emmalina) and this is my blog. It isn’t the first blog I’ve written, if you’d like to know more about what Igot up to before moving to the country head here. I started this new blog to reflect a new chapter in my life when my partner Stephen and I purchased a 95 acre parcel of land in Ontario, Canada. (We are actually British but have been masquerading as Canucks for the last 5 years).
Last year we are built an environmentally conscious and energy efficient home on our land for our two lovely boys, our cat, dog and us. Our aim is to live a more sustainable life, growing more of our own food and raising animals. I homeschool our two lads and want them to live close to nature and feel peaceful in the outdoors.
This year we began building a farm around the house. We added a large flock of laying chickens, meat birds, four pigs and several thousand bees who all reside in the fields around our home. In addition to this we’ve turned over about 1/4 acre to vegetables which we aim to use and store for the winter. We use organic methods with both our veg and animals as we feel this is the best way to raise food that is healthy for our bodies and to secure healthy soil for future years. Next year we aim to add more vegetables and an orchard to our ‘operation’ and in the long term future we would like to raise cows for milk and meat as well as creating a self sustaining forest garden.
My blog is a place where I can record our lives, the ups and downs, the projects and the quiet moments. It is a way of reaching out to friends and family who are far away and cannot be a part of our every day life. It is a chance to make new friends and connect to other people who share a similar vision of the world, who are exploring the wonder of life in their own way.
If you have any questions about what we are up to please do leave me a comment, I read and reply to all comments on my blog and am always happy to chat!