Christmas Chickens: a true story

Christmas Chickens: a true story

Two of my art school teachers had a small farm outside of town when I was a student at ACAD in Calgary, Alberta. They acquired 7 new laying hens one...

Gone With the Wind – Updated Dec 2019

Gone With the Wind – Updated Dec 2019

Ontario gave the green light to green energy in 2009 and by 2019 developers are dismantling the wind turbines they built. Doug Ford’s new...

December 2019 Free Books

December 2019 Free Books

When you sign up for Harrowsmith’s free 3x/year newsletter, you’ll be entered into a draw for FREE books from New Society...

Living Off the Grid and Coffee Alternatives

Living Off the Grid and Coffee Alternatives

We start this episode talking about living off the grid using solar, wind, batteries and a generator with Canada’s handyman and Harrowsmith contributor, Steve Maxwell. Then, on a lighter note, but with no less energy, I speak with Signe Langford, Harrowsmith’s food editor about alternatives to hot chocolate on cold winter evenings, on the grid, or off.

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Boiling the Bees

Boiling the Bees

The plan was simple: Sneak into the house and boil a large kettle of water. Haul the kettle over to the Bow Club and dump it inside the wall, and the bees would be scalded to death in a matter of seconds. Simple, effective, low cost, and, we believed, possible.

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