When we launched our farm website in 2015, I was full of great intentions when it came to the blog section: Weekly posts? Too much? Maybe I’ll stick to bi-weekly – maybe that will be more manageable. Yes. That should do it. I can do that. Then our first baby arrived. Then I took on…

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When we were deciding where to settle down and put our long-term farm dreams into action, we thought about it long and hard. We looked at a myriad of possibilities in both Canada and New Zealand and weighed the relative pros and cons of each place. We considered climate, soil quality, water sources, the cost…

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Time flies, just like they say it does! In a few weeks, we’ll be celebrating three years since our move to Cape Breton. It’s a good time for reflection. So much of our time is focused on our various To Do lists and plans for the future, that we sometimes have to make a conscious…

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Farming makes us weather watchers. Particularly once springtime arrives, we pay close attention to historic trends, short- and long-term forecasts, and our on-farm weather station. Like so much of farming, this sort of observation represents a life-long learning process. And the learning is amplified when you begin gardening on the opposite side of the planet. We…

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