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Living on minimum wage…

I have never had a minimum wage job.  I have been very fortunate that way.  Even when I was working in my mid to late teens I was very fortunate that after my mother had enrolled me in a keypunch/data … Continue reading

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1st impressions of life at a small business in rural Nova Scotia

I have barely been at the new job as Sales Associate at Appleton Chocolates Co., Tatamagouche, North shore of Nova Scotia, for 2 weeks and already have had some learnings about myself, about small business, about a chocolate business, and … Continue reading

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Update June 2018

It is always interesting where life takes you. This has been a challenging season so far for farmers in our region of the Canadian Maritimes with the very late frosts, one actually being a freeze since the temperatures dipped so … Continue reading

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Lament for my asparagus….

Lament for my asparagus Well it is almost the end of May and my asparagus is still not really producing. I had hoped with a good rain which we had earlier this week, that perhaps this was the boost that … Continue reading

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Have you heard about Smart farming? What was it before? Stupid farming?

This post can be summed up by two words: WORDS MATTER. So what has this got to do with farming….read on but first….by the way I put 2 spaces after each sentence. Side note: I must apologize for not posting … Continue reading

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What to plant in 2018

I had not planned on being on the farm for the2018 growing season, instead being in Barbados on the 9 month WUSC volunteer posting. When the plans changed once again with our bad luck in choosing farm caretakers, I knew … Continue reading

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Overpopulation, social change and writing

The following is a bit long winded.  I wasn’t really sure where it was going until I got some thoughts down, thoughts that have been swirling in my head these past many weeks since my return to the farm. Mr.C5 … Continue reading

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The diversity of farming

This blog post stems from being a recent member of the f b page “Farming in the Maritimes”. I recently joined the group thinking this might be a good place to learn from, to ask questions, to sell or purchase … Continue reading

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True believer

I am a true believer. So what do I mean by that? When I was in the midst of my existential crisis/midlife career crisis a few years ago now, my so supportive husband said to me that I was a … Continue reading

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The world of work

As I once again enter job hunting mode, I am reflecting on this whole concept of work. I recently read a blog post re: a couple who were entrepreneurs having their own small business. There were vacationing in Europe but … Continue reading

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