Season is almost over. The barn has been raised, the grain is in and so is the hay. We are about 30% less yield than the previous year except for the vegetables - we had plenty of those for some reason. Cleared the fence rows for the fields being put to grain next spring - heck of a job. Had not been done in 30 or 40 years. I wondered how our predecessors managed it without large equipment!? We are still on plan despite the weather and construction delays. We are spreading the manure and…Continue
Added by Stephan Tremblay on November 13, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Built some raised beds and planted 600 sft of vegetables just in time so as to not miss the season.
Disced, harrowed and seeded with barley and alfafa our best field. This is the last year for barley in this one and it will be rotated to alfafa and hay for the next 5 years. We have had unusual warmth and dryness in Grey Bruce these past 6 weeks. We finally had rain this week and things are growing nicely.
The Kubota M7040 is working OK but we have already…Continue
Added by Stephan Tremblay on May 15, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
My wife Carol and I are realizing a life long dream of going back to a better life in the country. We are committed to maintaining the family farm, a balanced farming approached and to re-establishing accountability in the food chain.
We recently bought a 100 acres of working fields with a bush lot and creeks on a NE-SW gently slopping ridge in the Grey Highlands of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. It is overlooking the beautiful Georgian Bay. Although the farm is over a 170…Continue
Added by Stephan Tremblay on January 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments