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Season's End Plant Life on Georgian Bay with Mushrooms, Berries & Flowers: MiscellaNiackery

Season's End Plant Life on Georgian Bay with Mushrooms, Berries & Flowers: MiscellaNiackeryOn Labour Day, we made our way to Killarney for a day hike around the lighthouse area. Even though the season is already turning cold, this fact reinforced on that day due to light rain and heavy fog, there was still plenty of pretty plant life to observe and photograph. [Read more]

Hiking around Killarney's Lighthouse: JourNiackery

Hiking around Killarney's Lighthouse: JourNiackeryWe're always in a good mood when we head to Killarney, and even though it was drizzling rain and really foggy the last time we went, we were still upbeat. We weren't sure exactly what we'd be doing that day, but we knew we'd be spending at least some time [Read more]

Meal Plans, Packing Lists & Tips for Casual Backcountry Paddlers: JourNiackery

Meal Plans, Packing Lists & Tips for Casual Backcountry Paddlers: JourNiackeryI recently shared our hiking meal plans and packing lists, and I gave out some great packing tips, too. Since we go on the occasional short canoe trip as well, we have meal plans, packing lists, and packing tips for casual backcountry paddlers as well. In fact, since we're always [Read more]

Improving Parabola with 8 Simple Theme Tweaks: MiscellaNiackery

Improving Parabola with 8 Simple Theme Tweaks: MiscellaNiackeryParabola by Cryout Creations is a pretty great theme right out of the box. It's flexible, user-friendly, responsive, and stylish. I gush all about Parabola's awesomeness in Overview & Comparison of Three Free WordPress Themes: Atahualpa, Graphene & Parabola. So clearly, improving Parabola certainly isn't a must, but there are [Read more]

10 DIY Tips for Dehydrating Berries & Other Fruit: Green Niackery

10 DIY Tips for Dehydrating Berries & Other Fruit: Green NiackeryWe've lately been busy picking berries, as is usual for us in the summer. We're actually our biggest customers, and that's because we don't stop at freezing or canning our berries. Dehydrating berries for a winter supply is one of our top priorities in the summer. Since we make our own [Read more]

Packing Tips for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackery

Packing Tips for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackeryNow that I've shared my backcountry meal plans and packing lists, it's time to put it all together with these packing tips for backcountry hikers. You'll need to know what's in those posts to follow this one, so take a moment to read them if you haven't already. So, once we [Read more]

Colourful Berries in Red, Blue & Black: MiscellaNiackery

Colourful Berries in Red, Blue & Black: MiscellaNiackery We take a lot of pictures of berries when we're berry picking, and a lot of them are really nice! These photos are of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, wintergreen berries, blackberries, black currants, and cranberries. They're mostly from this year, though I couldn't help including a few older ones to round off [Read more]

Picking Blueberries along Lake Nipissing & in Sudbury: Green Niackery

Picking Blueberries along Lake Nipissing & in Sudbury: Green Niackery Last year, I wrote a post for JourNiackery in which I jokingly lamented the hiking time we sacrifice to picking blueberries. It was actually an introductory post to my wild blueberry picking tips, but it included details of our experience picking blueberries in Sudbury which I've never before shared at [Read more]

Packing Lists for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackery

Packing Lists for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackeryWe've learned a lot while making many adjustments to our packing lists for backcountry hikers over the years. I recently decided that since it took us so much trial and error finally to figure out how to properly plan and pack for a backcountry trip, I would share our meal [Read more]

15+ Eco-Friendly Bathroom Cleaning Ideas: Green Niackery

15+ Eco-Friendly Bathroom Cleaning Ideas: Green NiackeryCleaning the bathroom isn't always the easiest or most fun chore, but eco-friendly bathroom cleaning takes a lot of the hard work and ick factor out of it. In my last post, I introduced cleaning green with vinegar, baking soda, and kombucha vinegar. If you haven't already, you should check it [Read more]

Meal Plans for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackery

Meal Plans for Backcountry Hikers: JourNiackeryIt took us a few years of trial and error before we finally felt comfortable with our go-to backpacking meal plans and packing lists. At first, we made the rookie mistake of bringing way too much heavier stuff on backcountry hiking trips. Later on, we realised that we could (and [Read more]

Cleaning Green with Vinegar, Baking Soda & Kombucha: Green Niackery

Cleaning Green with Vinegar, Baking Soda & Kombucha: Green NiackeryThere are various levels of cleaning green, from buying store-bought eco-friendly (or greenwashed) products to making your own cleaners with the purest of natural and organic ingredients. I'm going to cover eco-friendly commercial products and specific DIY recipes later. For now, I'm focusing on the bare bones: cleaning green with vinegar, [Read more]

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