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Joan Norberg

Winter: A Season for Change

“The more things change the more they stay the same” and “The only constant in life is change” are both very cliche and very true.In some sense farming and gardening means things are staying the same. We usually use the same...

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Winter is Coming

Over the past few years the gardens have been producing more and more vegetables. So, come fall we start to look for places to store the root crops for the winter.Our main root crops are potatoes and carrots, which need a dark,...

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Training For the Yukon

Recently we went down south for a family visit. At the time it was still very much winter here in the Yukon.Down there the snow was melting, there were puddles everywhere and it felt like spring. If it had been like that up here...

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Seed Catalogues Launch Dreams

“There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the Januarythaw. The other is the seed catalogs” – Hal Borland, American journalist (1900 – 1978).Seed catalogues evoke memories of summer...

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