It’s time!!! That’s right this is the month most farmers and gardeners get to plant the first seeds of the year. Not a whole bunch of seeds mind you, just a little warm up. This is the time for onions and leeks!! If you want tasty green onions in June and big full bulbs in … More The First Seedlings of 2017!
Since I started gardening I have considered myself green thumbed. I have had no trouble making plants grow and keeping them alive, mostly. But it turns out that plants are pretty keen on being alive, and with the right conditions plus a little attention they will manage to make it through. Having plants that thrive … More Growing Happy Vegetables From The Dirt Up
Holy cow!!! I am doing so much planning right now at the farm and I’d like to share my process with you! Over the next few weeks I will be posting a series of posts about the different parts of planning a garden. This week I will be writing about the first stage of effective … More Planning your garden!
I really love vegetables… I love all the different tastes, colours, shapes, textures and personalities of vegetables. So when it comes time to select this season’s varieties the struggle is real! In a perfect world I could just plant each and every variety of each and every crop and call it a day. But that … More What to grow!?
One of the questions I always get asked when I tell people I am a farmer is: “What do you do in the off-season?”. To be honest this question always gives me pause, we don’t really have an off-season on the farm. Yes, there are many months in the winter where growing vegetables outside is … More The “Off-Season”
Today’s post is not the usual upbeat post, but its important and I think it is something that deserves talking about. Death and slaughter on the farm – they are natural parts of farming that all farmers will be presented with eventually, even if you only have dairy goats and laying hens. For those of … More The Nitty Gritty of Farm Life
Toward the end of last summer Toby suggested we get some honey bees for the farm. It made a lot of sense; we both love honey, bees improve crop yields, and I can use the wax for projects at home. Toby organized the whole thing, ordering a nuc for my in-laws (Randy and Deanna) as … More Toby and Cailyn get bees!