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
Caring for Livestock in Winter

Caring for Livestock in Winter

Baby it’s cold outside–away from the warm, wood-stove.  We are preparing our animals and their dwelling  for long, cold, winter days and nights and the increased physical stress it will cause them. Unfortunately,  just because  it’s winter, doesn’t mean we get to relax and have little responsibility for our livestock’s care. We have come up with a few basic tips in an attempt to assist  in the process. Ventilation Animals in a closed barn environment during
Deer, Oh Dear

Deer, Oh Dear

Deer are often seen in the lower mainland and are an integral part of the eco system.  They are sometimes seen in a rural backyards and grazing in the local fields or parks. Deer are beautiful to look at but can be pests in the garden. Their increased numbers have become a nuisance for homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts. Everyone loves to gaze upon a beautiful Doe and her fawn or a Buck looking out over his
PASTURE AND GRAZING MANAGEMENT

PASTURE AND GRAZING MANAGEMENT

Good pastures provide forage for your animals. It also absorbs rainfall and filters runoff, reducing the erosion of soil. This is necessary to protect our streams and rivers. Effective pasture management makes it possible to have lush,  green grass, clean water, and healthy animals. To manage your pastures: conduct a pasture inventory, create a sacrifice area, and implement rotational grazing. Also, practice mowing, harrowing, and proper fertilization.  Pasture Inventory Take a walk around each of your
Raising Turkeys For Meat and Profit

Raising Turkeys For Meat and Profit

Most families in Canada will buy a turkey once or twice a year, often for their Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinners. There really isn’t a whole lot of difference between raising chickens and raising turkeys, but turkeys are one of the very best animals to raise for meat and profit. Turkeys will require more attention and babying than their chicken counterpart. They are more social than chickens and want lots of attention from their humans. To Buy
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