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My Healthy Green Family is a blog that follows my family as we journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

I am a stay at home mom of three children.  I was trained as a teacher but have chosen to stay at home while I raise my children.  I am married to a commerical fisherman who I love very much even though he leaves me at regular intervals to spend quiet, peaceful days on a boat with only fish to entertain him!  We live on a small acreage on the outskirts of a city on the coast of BC, Canada.  My children enjoy free-ranging the forested areas, making forts and tracking imaginary creatures.

I enjoy gardening, throwing pottery, hiking, reading and cooking.  My family and I are interested in sustainable living, including raising chickens for meat and eggs, raising Nigerian Dwarf goats for dairy purposes, raising pigs for meat, and keeping bees for honey and wax.  We grow a fruit and vegetable garden each year and preserve the excess.  I buy organic whenever possible and I believe in whole food cooking and baking.  I am a breast-feeding, baby-wearing, cloth diaper supporter, and have had great success with early elimination communication.  I value the outdoors as both a classroom and a provider for our family.  I am a firm believer in buying second-hand first as a way of reusing and reducing, and I make as many of my own cleaning and body care products as I can from safe, natural ingredients.

My family and I have a deep respect for and appreciation of the food that we grow or raise.  We believe that by raising our own we are teaching our children to value the food we eat.  We also believe that we are providing our family with a safer, healthier alternative to today’s conventional food supply.

It is an honor to have you here!

Check out our story in more detail by clicking here.

You can contact us via email at myhealthygreenfamily@hotmail.ca.

-Free Range Mama

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26 comments on “About/Follow Us

  1. Bracha on said:

    so glad to have come across this blog. Very informative, keep up the good work!

  2. What a wonderful blog.. I’ll visit often. I too live in BC. It’s nice to see Canadian content.

  3. Shawn on said:

    A little over seven months ago I went full out vegetarian and I am almost considered vegan now (though I still consume bee honey and the like). This blog has already taught me a whole lot I didn’t know and I expect to learn even more. Thank you so much for all the advice! I’m going to make me some fruit leather first thing tomorrow morning!

  4. Mrs. Nicolai on said:

    What is your reason, if not for space, to keep goats rather than cows?

    • Space is the biggest one, but now that I have goats, they have proven to be very smart, charming, and fun! They kid easily, are good mamas, and produce a lot of milk for their body size compared to cows. And FYI unpasteurized milk tastes as good as cows milk. The pasteurization is what causes the “goaty” flavour and smell of store-bought, stereotypical goat milk.

  5. Thank you so much for this inspiring blog! I’m heading towards a more sustainable, “green” lifestyle myself and have just started blogging, allbeit in German. I’ve posted a few of your fabulous, now translated DIY recipes there, with a link to your blog as a source – hope you don’t mind!

  6. jessie on said:

    I have been looking at your page for two hours! my youngest son said “momma this is amazing,can we try some of it?”.i love the excitement they are already showing! i am a homeschool mom of 3 children and our goal is to get farmland and live a life of peace and pleasure when my husband retires. i can use all the diy recipes to educate and have fun with boys during homeschool. i’m just thrilled with all of this!

  7. Regina Adduci on said:

    I am so thankful to have found this site. I live in South Florida in a urban environment but am working on bringing our beliefs of a self sustaining simple lifestyle and a back to basics way of life as a movement here locally. The beeswax tip is awesome! I am trying to make and sell my own soaps, lotions, hair products now while staring a non gmo organic aquaponic farm.

  8. HI, this is my first visit here. Your blog is a wealth of information.
    I live in the alps where it is difficult to get many things. I tried making my own laundry detergent recently but could only get the borax on line, which meant that I had to pay postage which was almost the same price as the borax. So I deemed it not economical. I was also a bit wary of the borax, there seem to be lots of ‘for’ and lots of ‘against’. So glad to have found your borax free version. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen citric acid in the organic supermarket here and rest of the stuff I have on hand.
    I often try making my own products, not always with success (my calendula salve curdled after about a month!), but am yet to try soap making.
    I’m sure I’ll be back for many more visits.

  9. I have been participating in the From the Farm Blog Hop for a couple of months now and somehow just stumbled upon your blog as one of the hosts. I so agree with your approach to life. I have become a new follower. Have a great day!

  10. Thank you so much for your wonderful an informative site! One of my favorites so far. I am working to integrate sustainability into our family's lifestyle little by little. We started with a small flock of four chickens (for eggs only) and organic gardening, and look forward to pigs and goats when we move to a larger property. So hello from Phoenix and thanks again for sharing your knowledge and experience to help enrich others' lives!

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