Tag Archives: Farm Life

Friday Ramble-Prepping for Another Lock Down

While it seems like everyone around me is thrilled at all the things opening up, their children heading back to school, sports are a go, concerts and professional sport events where 10, 000 of thousands gather..   As summer came into … Continue reading

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March coming in like a lion

The last day of Feb was mild, so mild that we had our first “misty” fogged in monring on the farm.. it felt like spring and things were melting.. but with over 3 feet as a base plus higher snow … Continue reading

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Farmgal’s Photography March 21st

Trying to teach the wild turkeys to move on. they have found the ground under the bird feeders and are coming in daily right now.. This pretty was hanging out for a few minutes on the snowbank by the road … Continue reading

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Chick Care 101

  Ideally, if you already have chickens you are going to let your broody hen do all this work for you.  You can help pick the eggs she is sitting on but its just so much easier to let the … Continue reading

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Sept-Harvest Challenge 2016- Sunflower Seeds

Now I should have had a killer sunflower harvest, we planted out four rows of around 40 seeds each, so I should be harvesting around 120 heads for storage, some for our own use for lovely homemade eating..  but a … Continue reading

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Something yummy is rising up out of the earth at the moment..- Giant Puffballs..

They can get good size on the farm, typically them come in the cooler temps and in the fall rains back behind the big barn. I will point out that you should only use these lovely mushrooms if they are … Continue reading

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Food Forest-Hiding in plain view..

If you drove by this, would you see anything other than a green jungle? Currently in that front green jungle there is Apple Trees Pear Trees Plum Trees Sweet Cherry Trees Sour Cherry Trees Mulberry High Bush Cranberry Honey Berry … Continue reading

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The next part of my Family Milk Cow Journey with Girl

Girl will be two years old in July, and I am so very excited to annouce that yesterday, she was bred, we will of course have to wait a full month to see if she took? or if she comes … Continue reading

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Garden Monday- Apples/Ontario, Sea of Blue and Plants Swap..

Well, we all worried that this would happen, and here is the lastest news.. Sigh.. “A catastrophic freeze has wiped out about 80 per cent of Ontario’s apple crop  and has the province’s fruit industry looking at losses already estimated … Continue reading

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The Double Dug W Potato Bed

While I have played around with growing Potato’s in towers, in strawbales and even in last years “sacrifice outside winter feeding area” the way we grow most of our potato’s is in our double dug 3 foot wide W planted beds. … Continue reading

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