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Straw as garden mulch

Straw as garden mulch

Typically, we sell straw as a growing medium for mushrooms.  After getting many requests from others to buy straw, we did market some straw this year to gardeners! We wanted to post some feedback we got on using straw as garden mulch.  We sold quite a few straw bales...

Iris – growing up

Iris – growing up

Little Iris isn't so little anymore!  Last week she was already at 15kg. Iris continues to provide endless entertainment around the farm!

Greenhouse and tomatillos

Greenhouse and tomatillos

Greenhouse is looking very green!  We planted some tomatillos this year.  It's our first time trying to grow them. They are super neat looking and are quite large plants!  The lanterns are interesting.  We'll see what happens in a few weeks.

Titan and Iris

Titan and Iris

Titan getting a brush!  Iris is super curious as to what's going on.  We started brushing Iris already and she's not quite as keen yet as Titan.  Once you starting brushing Titan, he doesn't stop bugging you to continue! The puppy is fitting in well.  

Young Agrarians Shout Out

Young Agrarians Shout Out

We were asked by Young Agrarians Alberta to talk a bit about what it's like to be "Farmers of Colour" in Alberta. The article is here! https://youngagrarians.org/spotlight-on-akesi-farms-fungi-akuafo-in-sundre-ab/ Thank you to Young Agrarians Alberta for all the...

Meet Iris

Meet Iris

We have a new addition at the farm!  Meet Iris - Greek messenger of the gods and the goddess of rainbows. Iris is a little cutie who is melting everyone's heart.  We have talked for a while about getting a puppy so that we could space out the ages of the dogs a bit. ...

Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden

We said we wouldn't, but we have!  Twelve more garden beds have been installed. Attached is a photo of the many of our raised beds.  The main kitchen garden, the hoop house, THEN the new beds! These are for medicinal herbs.  It's an experiment year! We'll take more...

Wood shed now has a roof!

Wood shed now has a roof!

The metal roofing finally arrived!  Installed today before we are supposed to get a bunch more rain... Had a little mishap with some of the stacked wood falling over.  Have to fix that!  Next step is to work on splitting more wood and getting it stacked.  Should be...

Chicks are growing!

Chicks are growing!

The chicks are growing so fast!  We received 40 chicks on May 14th. Now, after two weeks, they have full wing feathers! They are still very cute. It will be a few more weeks yet until we move them to their permanent home! They are all doing well and provide endless...

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