Category Archives: farm mentors
There was a lot of response to the root crop washer post! We have still not completed the DIY plans for a few reasons. First of all, it turns out that producing plans clear and complete enough to build a … Continue reading
Do you find that if you set out to learn something, it often doesn’t work, and you end up learning something else way more interesting? I do! David and I set out to visit some of his farming mentors in … Continue reading
Last January, David and I went to visit Ted Hutten at his farm. Ted is a farmer we really admire because he works hard, grows a lot of wonderful food, and he has such a unique sense of humour!! He … Continue reading
Stephen Livingstone wrote the article Natural Beekeeping in Rural Delivery (January/February). In it he describes taking over a beekeeping operation with his young son Calvin. It is an astounding story of taking over one hive from an old operation. There used … Continue reading
The great spud adventure, of course, begins in Prince Edward Island. We met with Raymond Loo, who gave us a fantastic history of his family’s potato breeding and selection efforts. He took us into his potato warehouse to show us … Continue reading
The modified version of Hanley Hoop Houses have been installed at another farm in New Brunswick (see http://davesproducepacks.com). This farm has 330 customers directly connected with it through weekly produce pack deliveries. Dave Wolpin and his right-hand-man, Alex Eaton, have … Continue reading
What would we do without our wonderful neighbours? Phil Nunn came by today to help lay out the new cattle shed, drive in the posts, and pick up horse manure from another wonderful neighbour, Sue Ettinger, who keeps horses. Peter … Continue reading
Bruce is learning from Phil Nunn about collecting Maple Sap from the sugar maple by the river.
Of all the onions we planted, the Dakota Tears came up first, with the most vigour. Our friend and mentor David Podoll worked to improve this onion for years and we can see the results. He has been teaching us … Continue reading
We have had a few visitors over the winter. Some of them are mentors, some of them are friends, some of them are learning something. Most visitors are all three.