Monthly Archives: April 2012


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

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More Modified Hanley Hoop Houses in New Brunswick

The modified version of Hanley Hoop Houses have been installed at another farm in New Brunswick (see  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

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Early grain

Yesterday we planted out the spring grain trial.  April 18 is mighty early so I am happy and I hope the seeds are too.  It is unusually dry and warm this spring.  Last spring was unusually wet and cool.  Normally … Continue reading

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Hoop House, Final Touches

After the windy workshop day April 7, we had a snowstorm, and then on April 9 David and Bruce went out to finish the job.  They had to tighten the plastic and ropes on a non-windy day.  They set up … Continue reading

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Hoop House Workshop April 7

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Modified Hanley Hoop Houses

Fifteen people showed up for the hoop house workshop on April 7 despite dire weather warnings.  We put up the 96 foot house in an hour and a half, taking extra time to wrestle with the wind and talk about … Continue reading

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We just got our issue of the Canadian Organic Grower and realized the information about trellises we promised in David’s article is not posted yet. How embarrassing! We will post it next week, so stay tuned…

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Goal: Goslings

The goose adventure continues.  I now know more about expressions like “don’t be a silly goose.”  Or “wild goose chase.”  These geese are unique and comical, graceful and bizarre. As I become more excited and invested in the anticipated hatch … Continue reading

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Geese and Sheep

David and I got a romantic couple of geese early this year from Meghan at Waldegrave farm.  We’re pretty excited, but we know almost nothing about geese.  We made them a little love-shack and put some nice fresh bedding in.  … Continue reading

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