You Know You’re a Farmer When……

Farming has not been with me all my life. I married a man who lived, breathed and rolled in it. I didn’t really get his obsession at the time( 35 wonderful years ago). My earliest and clearest memory of Farm Boy and his infatuation began with our first date. I was to meet him at…

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Nelson Thomas Ward

This post will be one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Not because it’s laborious, tedious or troubling, but because its a lot of remembering and missing a man who was a huge influence in my life. I entered the Ward family with little to no knowledge of farming. Sure, I grew up…

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Childhood Memories!

It seems that lately my thoughts wander to childhood memories. Memories of playing in the woods, swimming in the summer, skiing and skating in winterand bike rides in the fall. My thoughts frequently go to a time when I was 10 or 11. Occassionaly I would walk the 3 klm stretch from the point where…

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Lessons From a Farmers Wife!

This time of year when the farm is at its busiest , Farm Boy and I joke about being a single parent. We dont see much of each other when there are a million things to do. Right now we’re focused on bringing the hay in. This is no simple task. Typically, we have a…

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Satisfaction Gauranteed!

  I’ve been noticing that our society seems so unhappy, even angry at life in general. I’ve had this feeling for quite some time and could never pinpoint where the anger/dissatisfaction is coming from. The news is a constant feed of bad news of how people are treating one another . Atrocities happening world wide…

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

  I’ve always had a love for food. I was raised 3 miles in bush land , where for many years we had no hydro and were quite self sufficient. Growing up , I was taught numerous skills required to live a life off the land. We grew gardens, preserved, foraged for food, raised livestock…

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How To Heal A Community

  As a small farmer , I have always believed that I have a strong responsibility to inform people in our community about what we do, how we raise the food they purchase and what it means to us and the community. I have written many times about the importance of small farmers and how…

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Why I Get Up In The Morning!

  I get up early in the morning. Always have, and probably always will. Personally my clearest thinking happens in the wee hours before the light moves above the trees.  The beauty of watching dark turning light makes my day. A time to sort out my thoughts, and lay out the days jobs ahead of…

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Keep It Under The Hat

One of my favorite things to do is chat with other food producers and like minded people. As a passionate person who believes strongly that a local food system can heal a community, I am finding a shift happening in the way people want to eat. They are looking for food that nourishes. They want…

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Farming: The Get Rich Quick Scheme!

As I’m writing this blog, I’m chuckling to myself! I’m sure you’ve figured it out that sarcasm is the name of the game in this post! I’m in my office going through invoices, which seem to be ever plenty, and I’m happy to pay them(sort of).  I look at the bottom line and see so…

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