The answer is soil. The question is irrelevant.

I saw an Instagram post from #butterworksfarmvt today with the phrase in the title, “The answer is soil. The question is irrelevant.” (from a book by Didi Pershouse ‘The Ecology of Care’). Made me think of ‘Life, the Universe, and Everything’ by Douglas Adams, where the ultimate answer is ’42’. Also irrelevant ;P But then …

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A response to George Floyd’s murder

On top of living with the anxiety and uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, these last few days have seen much righteous anger over the terrible murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This, on top of so many other incidents, even right here in Canada: Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto, D’Andre Campbell in Brampton, 3 Indigenous police …

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Wishlist for a New World Order

I have been very anxious these last few weeks, and I don’t think I’m usually a particularly anxious kind of person. I haven’t left the farm since March 22, my last day going in to the tax office to work. I’ve still been swamped with work at home, between various contracts, farm planning, CSA marketing, …

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Prepping

Hmmm…it takes a coronavirus pandemic for me to take the time to write a blog post. As any of you who have children know, having young children (Emma’s turning three in May) means you have no free time. Or actually, no time in general. Especially now as day cares are all closed. I’m not going …

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Earth Day should be every day

Happy Earth Day everyone! It was certainly a lovely, warm day here at the farm, one of the few we’ve had so far this spring. Seemed like winter wanted to hang on forever, and then of course, spring flooding from lots of rain, still frozen ground, and rapid snow/ice melt…sigh…this is why I’ll be building …

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When being cheap isn’t worth it

Today, I got the south end of my farm fenced. 1000+ feet of cedar posts and page wire. All installed in one day by my neighbour, a professional fencer, with his crew and a back hoe mounted post driver. They finished the entire fence in one day. I could have put in this fence myself…bought …

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