Monthly Archives: September 2010

Harvest weather at last

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a 7-day weather report like todays: sunny, and warmer! I’m almost scared to check it again, just in case ‘they’ change their minds. Farmers will be happy – it was pretty disheartening … Continue reading

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Every cloud has a silver lining

The golden grain fields have taken on a shade of grey. “It’s all going to be feed now, I’m afraid,” says Rod Fisher, from Westlock Terminals. It seems such a shame – what little wheat came off before it started … Continue reading

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Going organic can be a challenge…

It smells of hay or silage, and the swath I leave behind almost looks like it too. I’m combining Theo Feitsma’s organic barley. To his credit, the organic part has nothing to do with the green matter. Feitsma’s got hail … Continue reading

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A bountiful time of year

It’s wet outside, cold and raining again. Robert reminds me it’s often this kind of weather the beginning of September. Quite a few farmers got a start at combining last week – the dust was flying in barley fields, some … Continue reading

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