Mooo-ving in a New Direction?

Mooo-ving in a New Direction?

With the high cost of food, and having to deal with questionable quality; many of us are aspiring to be more self-sufficient. Mooo-ving in a new direction…there is a backyard livestock boom being spurred on by a desire for healthy, affordable food. With a bit of excess land and a little bit of knowledge, you could convert your backyard into a barnyard. Right? The good and the bad news is; your animals will always be right
Wildlife on Your Farm

Wildlife on Your Farm

It is widely known that wildlife on your farm can damage agricultural crops and harm livestock. Wildlife ruins pastures, infrastructure and equipment. Wildlife also spread diseases and insects. There are several methods used to reduce the impact of wildlife on agricultural enterprises. These include: fencing, repellents, scare tactics, habitat modification, netting and trapping. Fencing First of all, woven wire fencing and electric fencing are the two most common fence designs. They are both effective in preventing
Growing Herbs From Seed

Growing Herbs From Seed

Herbs provide tasty additions to all types of foods from salads to cooked other culinary delights. What could be better than edible landscaping? The plants are beautiful as ornamental and some even produce attractive flowers. Herbs can be grown in a designated herb plot in the garden or among your other vegetables. Intermingled in your flowerbed, or even in containers, the blooms are beautiful and attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to the garden. Herbs from
How to Grow Your Own Nutritious Vegetables Year Round- Part 2

How to Grow Your Own Nutritious Vegetables Year Round- Part 2

April April is a terrific time to begin to grow your own nutritious vegetables. This can provide your family with a fabulous selection of fresh, crispy, delicious vegetables all year round. Sow: arugula, broad beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes radish, spinach, swiss chard and turnips Sow indoors: peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and melons Peas Grown in your garden, peas taste completely different from what you buy frozen or canned, in a
Growing  Your Own Nutritious Vegetables- Part 1

Growing Your Own Nutritious Vegetables- Part 1

Growing  your own nutritious vegetables, is the very best thing you can do for the health of your family.  There is tremendous convenience in having everything you need for a crisp, fresh salad or big chunky veggies for your favorite beef stew, right outside your back door. Growing  your own vegetables will save you loads of money while providing you with the best flavor you’ve ever experienced. Vegetables begin to lose nutrients, and quality begins to
Classifying Farm Land For Tax Purposes

Classifying Farm Land For Tax Purposes

Owners of acreage and farm land in the Fraser Valley need to be aware of laws for classifying farm land for tax purposes. Using information from the B.C. government website, we have attempted to make the subject easier to understand. Assessment Value First of all, when a property is classified as farm land in BC, the property value is assessed at rates set by the provincial government. Consequently, the assessed value is lower for farm land
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