A: There’s something awfully appealing about being self-reliant. But what does it take? The research team here at Small Farm Canada set to work scouring the Internet and scribbling calculations on the...>> more
Reprinted from Small Farm Canada, November/December 2013 issue
Haying season is in full swing and yet the first thing I notice when I pull into the long, dirt lane leading up to Stewart Fawdrey’s modest farmhouse is just how peaceful it is. The only tractors to be heard are off in the distance. Like his neighbours, Stewart is hard at work collecting hay bales from his fields. Unlike his neighbours, he is pulling his hay wagon with two massive workhorses instead [...]>> more
MARCH/APRIL 2014 >> Vol. 11 Issue 2
Urban rooftop greenhouse production By Rebeca Kuropatwa Taking greenhouse production to new heights.
Cold-pressed sunflower oil By Amy Hogue Capturing an emerging niche market.
Strategies for dealing with perennial weeds By Janet Wallace Tackling runners and rhizomes in your home or market garden.
Heirloom pumpkins By Cary Rideout European and Asian heirloom pumpkins are changing the face of the patch.
Letters Story on fur trapping lacked environmental angle, was simply offensive.
Innovations Easy-to-clean bucket nest boxes, use for cardboard drums.
News & Notes Yolk [...]>> more
January/February 2014 >> Vol. 11 Issue 1
Ground truth By David R. Conn Tips and techniques for discovering the history of your farm.
The wonderful Devon By Jeffrey Carter Leave the grain in the silo, these cattle thrive on grass.
The world of carrots By Kim Langen Results of Small Farm Canada’s variety trials.
Harvesting a fur crop By Cary Rideout Earn additional farm income from a trapline.
COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS
Letters Understanding seed production, the viability of workhorses, helping bees.
Farm Innovations Hammock system weighs lambs, stump fences, trough waterer, tidy grain storage.
News & Notes UN says small farms best way to [...]>> more
Farming with heavy horses For Stewart Fawdrey,horses are a key part of self-sufficiency.
By Vanessa Farnsworth
Growing food at the top of the world In Inuvick, a converted ice rink is now the local veggie basket.
By Helena Katz
Bad seed You’ve got a lot riding on a handful of seed. So what happens when it doesn’t deliver?
By Julie Stauffer 2014
Seed Buying Guide
Assembled by Shirley Byers Planning and dreaming next year’s fields and gardens.
News & Notes Clearcutting controversy cleaves rural Ontario, he blogs [...]>> more