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Browsing Archive: December, 2011

WIND

Posted by Carey Wood on Friday, December 30, 2011,

Can the greenhouses survive the strong winds?

With living as high as we do, wind seems to be an issue we are learning to adapt too. Last winter we only had one greenhouse fully constructed and in use.  This year we have 3.  Jeff and I were both working off the farm full time. 

We always had a hard time sleeping, when we could hear the plastic blowing in the wind each night when there were high winds.   Last year there was five weeks straight of 80-100 km/hr winds 2 to 3 days of the week....


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December Broccoli

Posted by Carey Wood on Wednesday, December 14, 2011,

Today we woke up to a nice layer of snow.  We can still see the grass but the ground is covered.  Heading towards Kensington this morning I noticed that they didn’t have any.  Makes for a little Christmas spirit.

We spent a couple of hours last Friday covering the broccoli for the veggie boxes.  With the sudden cold temperatures we wanted to make sure that it would be protected until veggie boxes.

 

Here is the beautiful broccoli in mid December.  I enjoyed munching on it all day Tuesd...


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Progress

Posted by Carey Wood on Friday, December 9, 2011,

Progress

We seem to be making great progress this fall.

We finally got the leaking roof fixed.  We started back in May, or was it April?  Finally all the steel is on and capping complete.  We had a small window when we could do it.  The winds had to be very low since we are on top of a hill.    If there was wind it would have been like trying to carry a sail up the ladder onto the roof top.  Most days that the winds were low enough were harvest days or we were busy planting.  The capping ...


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