A homestead tour and an interview with Aimée

Spring is gradually edging out signs of winter on our little property, but it isn’t pretty.

The remaining snow lies about in grey icy heaps, a far cry from the pristine powder that fell for so many months. Rain has left pools of sludge in patches where the snow has melted and various unwanted items (like the butt ends from our New Year’s Eve fireworks) are revealing themselves in the mud.

I’m impatient for greenery, which is why Faith’s article over on the Kitchn was such a fun reminder of all that is to come in a few short weeks. The executive editor of one of the most popular food sites on the web dropped in for brunch last fall and I gave her a little tour of the homestead.

aimee & chicken

The full feature was published today as part of their series on gardening. Green grass! Lush trees! I almost forgot what my backyard looked like outside of seven months of winter.

You can read the full feature over on The KitchnWhy I Garden: Aimée of Simple Bites Talks About Children, Chickens, & Her Homestead in Quebec.

Faith shares photos of everything from the free-range chickens to my loaded jam pantry (it doesn’t look like that after the long winter!). And oh my, Clara was so little! Since turning two she is suddenly looking very grown up.

One last observation: the raised beds look unusually sparse for a fall garden.  This is because Faith’s visit was mere weeks after the great July disaster which destroyed much of my garden. Here’s to a new season!

Have a great weekend, all.

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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