Allow me to introduce myself

3 years ago my family made a significant move from our hometown in Southwestern Ontario to Northern Alberta. Since then we’ve increased our family from 5 to 6 and bought our first house. We fell in love with this house the moment we saw it (lord knows we’re the only ones who could have!) and have spent the last 3 years repairing her to her former glory as ecologically and financially responsibly as we can. We privately call our home Poplar Grove after the small grove of Aspens in the backyard.

We have 4 beautiful girls who I have the privledge of watching grow up every day and the responsibility of teaching about a sustainable, earth loving life. We’re doing our best to follow the three Rs – reduce our need for “stuff”, find new purposes for everything we already have, and recycle anything we can’t repurpose. We’re also working hard to teach them that you don’t need a big box store to find what you’re looking for. Clothes can be reworked, toys can be made and enjoying the wonders the earth has to offer us is more exciting than anything we can find on the television.

Come follow us on our journey. You never know, you just might learn something…and at the very least you’ll be thoroughly entertained.

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