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Holy Cow!

Holy Cow! These were my words when I saw Alana picking up the calf and wrapped “Henry” around her neck.  Yaaaa, a 85 pounds baby!  She carried it back to the barn and reunited him with his mom “Fran”. When a cow is ready to give birth she will try to find a clean and dry area away from other cows. As long as the calf is in the correct position for birth, the labour should not need any human assistance. […]

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Hello Sweet Potato

Hello Sweet Potato, hey! Unlike regular potatoes, which grow best when the soil is cool, sweet potatoes like it hot!  They are tropical plants that are very sensitive to cold weather. In warm climates, many gardeners plant sweet potatoes about a month after the last spring frost, when both the air and soil are dependably warm.Emily – Root Radical CSA has figured out how to grow them on Howe Island in the Thousand Islands, Ontario Canada.  Yes, right here in Canada, […]

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Words from Dianne Dowling

When we received a letter, in the spring of 2014, from a neighbour we didn’t know, asking if she could take photos at our farm for a documentary project, we were skeptical about how this proposal would work out.  What are we doing here that would make good photographs?  Maybe it will tie up too much time.  Maybe we won’t like working with her. “Let’s meet her and we’ll see what we think,” we decided. It worked out.  Beautifully. Andree […]