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Welcome back

The title of this post is perhaps a ‘welcome back’ to sharing here again – but it is much more important than that.  It is a ‘welcome back’ to connecting with our peers, our community. Last month the Organic Alberta

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Fall Workshop with Mark Shepard: Farm Design for Bio-Intensive Food Production

We are very excited to be bringing Mark Shepard from New Forest Farm ( and author of the must-read “Restoration Agriculture” for 2 day workshop on designing a new/transitioning farmstead for bio-intensive food production. -WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR

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Parenting styles on the Farm

A week ago we received our chicks from the hatchery. 500 little balls of yellow fluff that we raise for meat. This year we are trying out a new system, one that we have yet to hear of anyone doing:

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Learning about our Land

Anyone who has watched Vance’s digital story <click here to view> knows that the land we are moving on to has long been special to him. As a boy (and still) he would imagine wooly mammoth’s migrating along the creek

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What’s in a name?

Last year Vance decided that we couldn’t name any of our animals that we would be butchering. Any mothers and fathers could be named but if someone was going to be eating the animal in the near future – if

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It’s all Relative

The following piece is part of a regular column in the local newspaper that Brenda writes, often inspired by our farm journey and adventures.  It first appeared in The Chautauqua in 2012. **************** A friend of mine commented that these

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