A tough, hot, dry season

I’m not going to lie, this growing season is hard. It’s hard because it’s soooo hot! I know most people like a hot and sunny summer, but for those of us who work outside 8-10 hours a day, this summer has been brutal. And it has also been dry. Drought dry. My area is better …

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Vegetable CSA membership…Value proposition?

I do not market my farm’s vegetable CSA membership as a financial value proposition.The pricing of individual vegetables in the boxes are never as cheap as vegetable prices at No Frills, though lately, seem to be a better value than vegetable prices at mid/high level grocery chains (Loblaw, Whole Foods). The point of joining a …

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Celebrating Earth Day every day

Happy Earth Day everyone! Makes me remember a couple of Earth Day t-shirts that I used to pull out especially to wear on April 22 when I was a teenager…may even still have them in a box somewhere. Strangely enough, these days, Earth Day creeps up on me and I’m reminded to recognize it when …

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Thoughts on Glyphosate to end the year

Well, yet again, an entire season has gone by with no blog posting on my part. I will post a review in the new year, but for now, let’s just say that I’d like to leave 2014 as a vegetable growing season behind me and really hope there’s more sunshine, literally, in 2015 ;P In …

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Environment under Siege

I woke up this morning to saddening news. Federal scientists confirm that Alberta oilsands tailings ponds are leaking, polluting ground water and seeping into the Athabasca River. This is not new news. This didn’t just happen yesterday. But this news is important because federal scientists are saying it, and not just maligned environmental groups. This …

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Trouble for Bees

Wow, this season has been going by in a hurry. It’s been a great growing season so far…fingers crossed that this continues! I’ve been even more lax than usual updating this blog. Running the farm on my own this year, with part-time help from my neighbour Dave, has been really great, but also super busy. …

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