Late Fall – Tree Seed Bed and Second Pond

I took a few days in early November to head-up to the farm to get the seedbed installed. I have 100 hazelnuts seeds from a variety found in Saskatchewan, 100 burr oak seeds (acorns) from a selected variety first found in the US in the early 20th Century, 100 red […]

Fiddlehead Nursery – Greenhouse

My brother and I went to Fiddlehead Nursery, run by Ben Caesar in the Beaver valley a few weeks ago to pick-up a bunch of edible perennials plants, including sorrel, sea kale, turkish rocket, sweet cicely, and lovage. It was the first time I’ve been to the Beaver Vallay in […]

Maple Syrup

On March 2nd, Sonja and I helped my parents in collecting maple sap and making maple syrup. ¬†My dad built quite the firebox¬†from a wood stove and we used a evaporator table made by a welder in Orillia. Eventually, we even incorporated a fan to create a high temperature flame […]