Friday, July 5, 2019

Sulphur Cinquefoil

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Have you ever seen this plant and wondered what it was? No, it's not ditch weed, but it's often mistaken for it. This plant is actually in the rose (Rosaceae) family. Although it's considered an invasive species, it has numerous medicinal benefits like most "weeds" do.

https://plighttofreedom.com/sulphur-cinquefoil/

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Great Canadian Adventures - Seedy Saturday

Maple Grove Productions presents:

Great Canadian Adventures - Seedy Saturday



Today we're heading over to the "Seedy Saturday" seed exchange over at the Benson Center in Cornwall, Ontario. This is a great event to meet local growers, partake in fun activities with the kids and obviously there are tons of seeds to buy. We had a blast and we'll be sure to go back again next year, and if all goes well, maybe even a booth at some point too.

Seedy Saturday at the Cornwall Benson Center
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/seedy-saturday-cornwall-vendor-and-exhibitor-registration-tickets-55144443515

Hosted by Transition Cornwall
https://transitioncornwall.com/

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Great Canadian Adventures - House of Targ

Maple Grove Productions presents:

Great Canadian Adventures - House of TARG



This time around, we're heading to Ottawa, Ontario to check out House of Targ, a retro arcade featuring a wide range of arcade games, pinball games and their token perogies. It's great fun for the whole family and there are even live bands at night for the grown-ups.

House of Targ Website:
http://www.houseoftarg.com/

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Great Canadian Adventures - Countryside Adventures

Maple Grove Productions is very proud to present a brand new series entitled Great Canadian Adventures.



In this series, I want to take a closer look at the many people, places and things that define us as Canadians. There are so many amazing historic locations around here and inspiring stories to hear from the people in our community that are often overlooked, so it makes sense to me to start local here in Eastern Ontario and then expand out from there. Everything we’re about to cover in these episodes has an important place in our heritage, and they deserve their chance to shine and be appreciated.

In our adventures, we’ll visit various hiking trails, wildlife reserves, sanctuaries, conservation areas, ghost towns, farms, homesteads and much, much more.

Today we're visiting Countryside Adventures in Moose Creek, Ontario. This attraction features beautifully manicured skating trails, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, hot beverages, maple treats, crazy carpet sledding and a small petting zoo. Based on the sign, we think they also do fishing too we're but not sure. Check out their website and facebook page below for more information. I highly recommend it!

Countryside Adventures Website

Countryside Adventures Facebook Page

Thank you for good times, Donna and family! :) We wish you much success and we will certainly return in years to come.

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Great Canadian Adventures - Maple Syrup

Maple Grove Productions is very proud to present a brand new series entitled Great Canadian Adventures.


In this series, I want to take a closer look at the many people, places and things that define us as Canadians. There are so many amazing historic locations around here and inspiring stories to hear from the people in our community that are often overlooked, so it makes sense to me to start local here in Eastern Ontario and then expand out from there. Everything we’re about to cover in these episodes has an important place in our heritage, and they deserve their chance to shine and be appreciated.

In our adventures, we’ll visit various hiking trails, wildlife reserves, sanctuaries, conservation areas, ghost towns, farms, homesteads and much, much more. That said, let’s now take the first step in our series of journeys together.

And what better place to start than right here at home, at Maple Grove Farm, with one of the major  staples of the Canadian diet, pure, organic, artisanal maple syrup.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MAPLE GROVE PRODUCTIONS!!

A virtual Christmas card... Happy Holidays, folks! From our family to yours, here is a gift we made just for you. It was inspired by one of our favorite movies: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Hope you enjoy! 🙂🎄👪 Much love, Matt Leger & Family

Bare Root FRUIT/NUT TREE Tips & Tricks

Maple Grove Productions presents:

Tips & Tricks fro Planting FRUIT and NUT TREES + Best Practices

I know I keep going on and on about the Hardy Fruit Tree Nursery but hear me out! This is a great company for so many reasons. Not only are they local and really know their stuff, but they also genuinely care about their customers. They want you to succeed when you buy their trees! Imagine that. They don't just send you trees and expect you to implicitly know what you're doing. There's none of that "Here are your trees. Good luck with that, buddy!" kind of nonsense.

For example, they include their business card and a well-detailed planting guide with each order. This seemingly small gesture was very much appreciated as a green homesteader. When I saw those, I felt like I at least had a game plan to get me through the process and, if all else failed and I got stuck, I could easily contact them for support. With the guide in hand, combined with additional research I had done before, the whole process went pretty smoothly, as I'm sure is fairly evident in our "Homesteading for Beginners" video series.

I scanned a copy of their business card and planting guide for your consideration. See below. The guide contains a lot of really helpful information that I wanted to share with my readers. It really helped me understand what I was doing and build confidence as I was planting my first trees.
The Hardy Fruit Tree Nursery business card (front/back).


A complimentary Planting Guide provided by Hardy Fruit Tree Nursery that comes with your order. (front)


The Planting Guide included with your tree order is well-detailed and helpful. (back)
I will continue to provide resources as I come across them. Through these blog posts and videos, I hope to demonstrate to other newbies out there that getting started with homesteading begins with that first simple step to something regenerative and wholesome. If I help you intermediate to advanced level pros out there a things or two then all the better! Please send them back my way when you see something I could improve upon or you think could be done differently.

Many thanks for reading!

Keep Dreaming BIG and Dreaming Often, my friends! :)