Monthly Archives: March 2020


We were featured in a recent issue of The Rural Voice -- a magazine with distribution in South Western Ontario. Here is the link:

As the title suggests the article chronicles how we got to where we are. Space didn't let the article explain much about why we think the issues we are trying to address are so important. I will try to express those ideas in the Big Picture section of our website as time allows.

An abbreviated version of this article was also published in the newsletter National Farmers' Union local 344 (Grey county) sends to its members.

Last weekend it was +7C. I was thinking that if I still lived in Toronto I could ride my bicycle to the annual Bike Show.

Right now it is -18C, so I've plugged in the block heater on the tractor and will be wearing my thermal underwear to give hay to the cattle.

Tomorrow it is supposed to reach +10C, so I intend to lay out tarps today to solarize half of the 2020 vegetable garden.

These dramatic swings reduce snow cover which, in turn, tests the resilience of the soil microbiome. Conversely the less consistent cold makes it easier for new pests and diseases from more southern climes to survive here. Don't try to tell me climate change doesn't have economic impacts.