Here it comes, whether we want it to arrive or not... Fall. It seems like not so long ago I was trying to figure out how to fit the planting of my garden in between the sorting, shipping and planting of potatoes on the farm. Spring is always a frantic scramble to get things done. … Continue reading Green Thumbs: Ready or Not Here It Comes
Recently the Pemberton Farmer's Institute held an Invasive Weed Species information session at the Helmer Farm. What are invasive weeds you may ask? How can you tell the difference? Plants are considered invasive if they have been introduced into an environment where they did not evolve. As a result, they usually have no natural enemies … Continue reading Green Thumbs: Learn to Recognise The Weeds Among Us
Walking the farm in spring is done every year : checking out what has gone on during the winter, which fences need repair, how much damage has the harsh season done. This year we found something new while wandering the slough that meanders through our farm. We have new neighbors. Beavers have moved in and … Continue reading Seasonal Observations On the Farm: I’ll Be Dammed
What I love about living in Pemberton/Mt Currie is that it's perfectly acceptable here to geek out on gardening. In fact, wanting to play in the dirt and grow things doesn't make you a geek at all. It puts you in great company, with organic farmers, pro skiers, and/or your condo neighbours. This year, we're … Continue reading Green Thumbs: The First Spring Egg!