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In the 1970s farmers in the United States were told to “get big or get out” as a way to promote larger, corporately owned farms. Read more

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The phrase “food security” is becoming common, and it can be interpreted in several different ways. Read more

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One of a gardener’s goals at the end of summer is to preserve the food harvested. Read more

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Death is a part of life, without death no one could live. Even vegetarians’ diets put an end to life. By eating a carrot, for example, there is no way for the veggie to naturally finishing its lifecycle, and produce seeds. Read more

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Working outside is a given when gardening. Planting, weeding, and harvesting all are labour-intensive jobs, which are done manually on our farm. Most of the time, working in the garden it is just that, work; it is very easy to focus on the job that Read more

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All good things must come to an end. And the summer outdoor market is no exception. Over the years we have enjoyed getting to know our summer market customers, and the other vendors become like family.So when the last market happens it is often a b Read more

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Seed saving is a time-honored way of keeping certain plant traits growing. It used to be a common practice among gardeners. Read more

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August 28, 2014

Living in the Yukon, people want to enjoy summer to the fullest, “summer” being those 14 to 21 days randomly sprinkled across June, July, and August. Gardeners are no different.The perception of many is that a long, hot summer brings an abundance of Read more

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June 5 Frost to Frost

Photo by Joan Norberg

Early in the spring, Swan Haven offers Yukoners a place to watch swans and other water birds as they stop to rest on their long migration north. Shortly thereafter we see small groups of swans flying past our farm, trumpeting as they go. Our geese... Read more

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Recently we noticed some of the turkeys had bloody wings and were being picked on by the others. Often if turkeys don't have enough feed or enough protein in their feed they will pick each other. Read more

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When we first moved to the Yukon 16 years ago I told my family that if I would like to have a market garden. The inspiration for this statement was the lack of fresh produce in the stores and a tour through Yukon Gardens with my sister's daycare kids Read more

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Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh, o'er the fields we go, laughing all the way, ha, ha ha. Bells on bobtail ring making spirits bright, what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight..." This is a common Christmas song... Read more

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The Fireweed Community Market changed its location slightly, and as a result seemed to be busier than ever. Allan was able to be at most of the markets with me this year. This lightened the workload a bit but also allowed us to harvest more. Read more

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Our farm is backed up against a rock face that collects and holds the sun's heat – a definite plus for gardening up here. My tomato plants weren't covered, either, so they were the first thing I checked when I saw the frost. Read more

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Many of us have been with the market for the past five seasons and still enjoy it. There is a variety of fresh vegetables (often picked that same morning), eggs, baking, cheese, preserves, crafts, live music, food ... I could go on and on. Read more

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