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Firestorm summer 2018 has come and gone

I started to write this post in August but clearly never finished it until now. What a summer it has been here and throughout the world.  Climate change environmental disasters: Forest fires raging in so many parts of the world … Continue reading

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The return of Super Mrs.C5!

Last night as I was lying in bed trying to sleep, I reviewed what I had done during the day having had this feeling of “I accomplished a shitload in the span on 12 hours”.  It was the strangest feeling, … Continue reading

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Reflections of a new sales associate at Appleton Chocolates

I have now been at the AC for over a month. I am certainly feeling comfortable and accustomed to the ebbs and flows of the work week. I have my routine where I am able to get stuff done in … Continue reading

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how news spreads in a small town

I feel I have just had the first experience of how fast small town gossip travels.  I looked up the definition of gossip since I was curious if the explanation of gossip would have a negative implication and it does. … Continue reading

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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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