It may seem early to be getting ready for winter.  In reality, we spend all spring and summer getting ready for the winter.  We grow vegetables for storage, bale hay for the cattle, bale straw for bedding and make improvements to help make winter easier.  This year, Jim put round bales up stairs in the barn.  Generally, we store the small square bales in the barn.  So, Jim and Jonathan, cut a large hole in the floor of the barn to push the round bales through as needed to feed the cattle.  This will be great because they will not need to blow snow from the barn yard and get out the loader tractor every day to move a round bale into the barn! I will let you know how that works out for us!

Read more: Getting ready for winter

Jim has never been so happy to see the end of summer!  It was so wet and cold most of the time and he is looking forward to a new season in 2015!  All in all, the harvesting did go well, all the wheat, barley and oats are off and the straw and hay is all stored and ready for winter.  Our winter wheat has been planted and it is coming up nicely.  Over the next few weeks, we will finish harvesting the beets, sweet potatoes, parsnips and apples.  We still have some great broccoli growing in the fields and the sweet corn is good too.  Hopefully, we will get our garlic in the ground before the snow comes!

Read more: Fall Harvest 2014

January 27, 2012:  Farming can have it's ups and downs and this week was certainly one of these times.  On Monday after considerable sleepless nights we decided to put "Peaches" down.  She developed a foot problem last summer called "founder" which can come about when horses are grazing on too lush of pasture.  

Read more: Animals of the Farm

January 5, 2012:  Today was a busy day.  Maureen attended an organic seminar in Barrie.  Learned lots of interesting things including marketing tips, consumer trends, and the do's and don'ts of selling at the farm gate.   Meanwhile back at the farm Jim was packing baskets and delivering the CSA veggies into Barrie at the 2 locations.

Read more: A New Year at Edencrest

January 9, 2012:    Another mild and rainy day.   These last 2 weeks Maureen has been busy going through the organic seed catalogues and picking out the first veggie seeds to order.   It's a great way to break up the winter blahs and really gets you all excited about our summer gardens again.  

Read more: Which Vegetables?

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