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Insects in the Orchard - Friend or Foe?

We have a lot to learn about the insects that live in our orchard!
After beginning our orchard, we’ve become more aware of the insects that co-exist with us at Harrold Country Home. In terms of our trees’ health and resilience, the insects can be… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/insects-orchard-friend-or-foe/

An Orchard is Born

We expand our county home to include an orchard.
This past autumn and winter saw Dad and I researching, planning and dreaming about increasing our self-sufficiency. Our ultimate goal is to decrease our consumerism and increase… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/orchard-born/

Inspiring Child-Friendly Gardens

We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The book inspires children to enjoy the creativity, beauty and usefulness of gardening. We're inspired to get our hands dirty.
We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The author is a gardener with a passion: inspiring children to enjoy the creativity, beauty and… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/inspiring-child-friendly-gardens/

A Garden For Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Our latest garden project is a garden of native flowering plants chosen specifically for winged pollinators.
We can’t seem to get enough of gardening at our country home. Our latest addition is a garden of native flowering plants chosen specifically for winged pollinators. The… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/garden-butterflies-and-hummingbirds/

Keeping Chickens Out of the Garden

We build a fence around our raised beds in an attempt to control our chickens' access to our vegetable gardens.
When we first set up our raised bed gardens we did not see the need for a fence - the height of the beds would keep out any of the nibbling herbivores who might visit our gardens.… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/garden-fence-or-chicken-fence/

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Insects in the Orchard - Friend or Foe?

We have a lot to learn about the insects that live in our orchard!
After beginning our orchard, we’ve become more aware of the insects that co-exist with us at Harrold Country Home. In terms of our trees’ health and resilience, the insects can be… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/insects-orchard-friend-or-foe/

An Orchard is Born

We expand our county home to include an orchard.
This past autumn and winter saw Dad and I researching, planning and dreaming about increasing our self-sufficiency. Our ultimate goal is to decrease our consumerism and increase… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/orchard-born/

Inspiring Child-Friendly Gardens

We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The book inspires children to enjoy the creativity, beauty and usefulness of gardening. We're inspired to get our hands dirty.
We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The author is a gardener with a passion: inspiring children to enjoy the creativity, beauty and… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/inspiring-child-friendly-gardens/

A Garden For Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Our latest garden project is a garden of native flowering plants chosen specifically for winged pollinators.
We can’t seem to get enough of gardening at our country home. Our latest addition is a garden of native flowering plants chosen specifically for winged pollinators. The… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/garden-butterflies-and-hummingbirds/

Keeping Chickens Out of the Garden

We build a fence around our raised beds in an attempt to control our chickens' access to our vegetable gardens.
When we first set up our raised bed gardens we did not see the need for a fence - the height of the beds would keep out any of the nibbling herbivores who might visit our gardens.… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/garden-fence-or-chicken-fence/

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh