New Dog Beds

New Dog Beds

The dogs got a gift from grandma!  New dog beds (they heat up when they lay on them) along with new covers.  We hope the covers will help the beds last longer...  Everything is more expensive now! Titan had a cone on as we got his neutered a couple of weeks ago.  He...

Awesome neighbours

Awesome neighbours

We have amazing neighbours!  We got these gifts this week...  a chicken mask for Kwesi and a mushroom mask for Meghan. Meghan tried out her mask right away in the spawn lab! And this was after our neighbours spent a couple of days helping out with projects around the...

Straw 2020!

Straw 2020!

Straw!  2020 was a better year for grain harvests than the super wet 2019...  We purchased some fantastic wheat straw for mushroom growing and some oat straw for garden mulch usage. This straw is from an organic grain farm near Mayerthorpe, AB. Sometimes we don't get...

Root cellar – started!

Root cellar – started!

It's finally happening!  We've had a dream of building a root cellar and we made the plunge... Why a root cellar? Really, we wanted a giant fridge... space to store food and also space for mushroom spawn!  We keep looking at building more fridge space for our spawn...

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Lots of tasty tomatoes from the greenhouse.  We have been roasted them in the oven and freezing them for the winter.  So delicious!  We had a pizza using the roasted tomato sauce and all we could say, was, WOW. Thanks to Laurra for teaching us how to prepare them this...

Who’s the boss?

Who’s the boss?

Always amazing - how does the puppy, Iris, get a spot on the soft dog bed? Titan (big white dog) gave up and Whiskey (brown dog) stood his ground a little bit...  The dogs provide a lot of entertainment on the farm!

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic harvest!  We harvested the garlic at the end of August.  We wanted to let it dry for about a month before planting it again for next year. We have several kinds of garlic. Here's the ones that have worked well so far: Chesnok Red Crème de la rosa Yugoslavian...

Honey 2020

Honey 2020

Honey!  We did some extracting last week.  As always, it's delicious. We have jars for sale.  $10/jar.  Pickup at the farm or in SW Calgary. Thanks to Grandma (the beekeeper!) and helpers grandpa, nieces Rian and Tiela.

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...

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