Author Archives: Ramona

The good, the bad, & the ugly

We’ve been so busy around the farm that sadly, I’ve neglected to communicate our triumphs and tribulations. We finally have everything planted, with the exception of some succession crops. As we all know, Spring was late but we’ve worked hard … Continue reading

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Onions, sweet onions!

4500 sweet onions in the ground! With the help of our young neighbor down the road, Jessi and I got all the onions planted by the end of the holiday Monday. What a great relief! The soil was still a … Continue reading

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Rain, rain go away!

What to do with all this rain? First thought that comes to mind – order some ducks. It would be nice to see someone happy with the excess moisture on the farm. This past Sunday was brutal, to say the … Continue reading

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Off to a great start!

What a great day! Monday was the first day of team 4 on the farm. Jeremy and Jessi finished their city jobs Saturday, and arrived Sunday in time to celebrate Mother’s Day with my Mum and Dad, and my brother … Continue reading

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Spring!!!

Spring forward, with a spring in my step, knowing it only gets better as we gain a minute or so of daylight each day leading to the summer solstice. The vernal equinox means the daylight hours are as long as … Continue reading

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Seeding and the rising cost of food

Another week of starting seeds, a peaceful activity imbued with optimism, generating thoughts of the good life. It’s almost the perfect activity. Its physical – building the planting mix involves screening the compost and peat, hauling sand and other amendments, … Continue reading

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Tasty tubers

Another moist day, aka rainy, is keeping me indoors, mulling over the upcoming season. Over lunch – a chowder made from wild sockeye salmon caught by Stephen and Jeremy at the end of last summer, corn that I scraped off … Continue reading

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What’s up

In spite of this unusual cold front that rudely dropped several inches of unwanted white stuff on our fields, the end of February signals the end of the dreaming/planning phase of farming, to the actual start of the planting season. … Continue reading

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Hello World

We are just getting started with a blog.  We plan to connect, share, learn and teach here.  Give us a few days and we promise to be a site worth visiting again and again.

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