Hello everyone! I’m Cate!
It all started as an accident. I was twelve, and I had failed to clean the dishes, and as a punishment, my mother sent me to the garden to water the tomatoes.
The way the fruits sparkled with life, I couldn’t resist them. That was the beginning of my obsession with gardening.
I started going to the garden every day after school, and on my 15th birthday, I became the designated gardener in my home.
I introduced other plants such as guavas, peaches, onions, and many others that made my mother incredibly proud.
Today, my partner Duncan and I have a small garden. Every day we are out trying different plants and seeing how they grow.
While we are yet to be commercial farmers, we supply greens to our local food stores. A good start, right?
So one day, sitting by the fireplace, we thought, why not start a blog and share our experiences in over ten years of gardening?
That’s how workhabor was born.
workhabor.com focuses on self-sufficient backyard homesteads. Our goal is to help homeowners create the best backyards possible.
We focus on five areas: backyard cooking, gardening, backyard living, backyard games, and tools & equipment.
My husband and I grew up on the farm and studied agriculture and horticulture at college. Although, I have a lot of knowledge on agriculture, I love backyards and creating error-free outdoor areas.
This is why most of the content on this site leans towards landscaping.
Over the years, we have moved houses a couple of times, and we handle all of our backyard renovations, landscaping, and gardening work—we don’t hire landscaping companies.
Doing this has given us a lot of experience that we are looking to share with you.
As you might guess, we have tried out plenty of gardening tools and machinery. Some are great, while others not so much.
You will learn everything about these tools. The good, the bad, and anything in between.
You can depend on us
There’s always work to be done outdoors, but we’ll make it easier for you with our very best resources and information. And, once the work is done, we’ll help you enjoy it to the fullest, by playing lawn games.
You can depend on us for help and guidance in this area. We hope to be of service to you. For further queries, please check our “Contact Us” page.