Category Archives: farm mentors

Spuds!

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 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

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Spring Activity

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

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Maple Sap Time!

Bruce is learning from Phil Nunn about collecting Maple Sap from the sugar maple by the river.

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Dakota Tears

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

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Winter visitors

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.

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Farmers Who are Mentors

One of my farming mentors passed away last week.  James Card was born in 1924, grew up on a mixed farm in Centre Burlington, Hants County Nova Scotia.  For much of his life he worked very hard running a dairy … Continue reading

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