The slow pace of winter is starting to give way to a renewed urgency to get things ready for planting season. The winter has stubbornly refused to let go, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the hours of daylight continue to increase, its days are numbered. That doesn't stop the cold mornings from putting on a show.…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am
When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils. The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops. The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture. But it wasn't always this way.
Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …Continue
Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:35pm
Farm Safety is no accident. Long hours and heavy equipment make for the best conditions to have accidents happen, but they don't have to. This time of the year, well in advance of spring work is the perfect time to plan for the coming year, and SAFETY should be a big part of that plan. It is very easy to convince yourself "it won't happen to me" and you may even think theres nothing that can be done in advance, but I'll say your wrong if thats your approach to a safe farm.
Posted on January 15, 2013 at 6:57pm
The last half of 2012 was busy for me, even took on custom combining to give me an extra reason to run home fast from the factory. And although the crops turned out good, the markets are favourable, it was still a tough year.
My appeal (Detail in a prior Blog) to have my farm land taxed at the farm rate came, and the decision made, NO you don't get the farm tax rate, you get to pay…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2013 at 7:53pm — 2 Comments