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Will a Neonic Ban Save the Bees?

August 15, 2014


The environmental impact of neonicotinoid insecticides, their effect on bees and other pollinators and the appropriate response continues to be a topic of hot debate. I’ve addressed this topic on my blog before; below is an article I authored for the Genetic Literacy Project – see the original and the discussion here. As an organic […]

Wordless Wednesday: World Food Day 2013 – Making the Connection

October 16, 2013


As we gathered squash from the field one evening, my 5 year-old son paused to ask me this question.

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Plowing

May 8, 2013


Gabriel is tagging along behind the plow on his own tractor, acting as quality control officer and chief earthworm counter.

Wordless Wednesday: Old-Fashioned Manure Handling

April 3, 2013


In honour of yesterday’s post on manure, I thought I’d share this photo of my son helping me clean out the barn last fall. With only 2 cows sheltered in a log barn well over 100 years old, we handle manure the “old-fashioned” way and apply it to our hay fields to build and maintain […]