Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Homesteading for Beginners - All About WATER

Maple Grove Productions presents:

Homesteading for Beginners

All about WATER


In this first MGP original of the Permaculture Tips & Tricks playlist, we cover a BIG, often misunderstood topic - watering. [Extended Version] A lot of people ask me: "How often should I water my plants?" Unfortunately it's not that simple. In fact, it's a difficult question to answer because of all the factors at play. But the simple answer is: "Whenever your plants need it." So that begs the question: "How do I know if my plants need to be watered?" and that's really the question we should be asking ourselves. You'll be surprised at what you can do to figure that out. It's so simple! You could even say, the answer is right at your fingertips. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. ;) ;) If you have any questions or comments about anything you see or hear in the video, please let me know! We try our best to answer all questions and comments asap as they come in. Thanks for watching! :)

Homesteading for Beginners - How to Make CRUNCHY Pickles

Maple Grove Productions presents:

Homesteading for Beginners

How to Make CRUNCHY Pickles


Learn how to make CRUNCHY pickles using this easy recipe! Have you ever wondered how the heck people make crunchy pickles? Do your pickles always turn out soggy and gross? Well, fret not, my friend. Maple Grove Productions in here to share their secret recipe with you for CRUNCHY pickled cucumbers, hot peppers and beans. In fact, you could use this recipe for just about any pickled vegetable. Remember that pickling and fermentation are similar but different in many ways. The process varies significantly. Stay tuned to MGP in later 2019, early 2020 for fermentation videos. We plan to make our own sauerkraut and kimchi very soon and you can count on the fact that we will document our experience every step of the way. Hopefully by then we can pass along some valuable tips and tricks to all the viewers. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. We try our best to respond to all comments in a timely manner. Thank you for watching and happy pickling! :)

Great Canadian Adventures - Springer Market Square (Kingston, ON)

Maple Grove Productions presents:

Great Canadian Adventures - Springer Market Square

Kingston, Ontario


Every summer, our family goes to Kinston, Ontario to go camping. While we're there, we always make it a point to go to the Springer Market Square for some fresh produce. We also love to just walk around and see what other goodies we can find. No two days are alike since there's such variety from one booth to next. The vendors are very friendly and we love the buskers that add a warm musical ambiance to the air.

That said, given that Springer Market Square is one of the oldest and longest running farmers markets in Canada, and of course how fond we are of it, it was only a matter of time before it made an appearance on our Great Canadian Adventures series. So here it is! But this video won't do it justice. If ever you are in the Kinston, Ontario area and the market is open, be sure to stop by and have a look. You will not be disappointed!

For more information, check out the official Springer Market Square website using the links below.

Springer Market Square
https://www.cityofkingston.ca/explore/springer-market-square

There's even a webcam of the market so you can get a bird's eye view of all the happenings before you go.

Springer Market Square Webcam
https://www.cityofkingston.ca/explore/webcams/springer-market-square

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Thank you for watching and we'll see you next time! :)

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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