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Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Young Farmers

Posted by Carey Wood on Monday, February 20, 2012,

As being a Young farmer there are several benefits and challenges.  The average age of farmers in Canada is 55, and they are starting to look at getting out of the business in the next several years.    With farmers looking to retire they may or may not have someone to take over the farm.  If they do not all the knowledge that has been gained on the farm is lost. 

In Canada there is a Young Farmers organization in every province and in the Yukon.  In PEI we meet every second Tuesday of the m...


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Heated Greenhouse

Posted by Carey Wood on Friday, February 10, 2012,

We have been working on getting up the fourth greenhouse since before Christmas.  This “new” greenhouse will be heated through a woodstove that we will start to run in March sometime as we start to get more seedlings than we can house in doors. 


We got the posts in before the ground froze and that was about all that we managed to get done for some time.  I think it was December before we really got working on it.  We got the frame put up, wire lock channels in place.  We did purchase t...


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Seeds

Posted by Carey Wood on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

Each year we spend several days working on our seed order.  Jeff and myself (Carey) sit down for hours on end for several days.  We try and choose the best seeds for our climate and from preferences of customers from previous years.  We also look through several different companies, as there can be a large difference in price and quality for the same seed.

 

These are some of the companies we have catalogues for.  We also do some shopping on line.  This is part of why it can take so long....


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