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GROWING CHRISTMAS TREES

GROWING CHRISTMAS TREES

Growing Christmas trees is a very profitable crop to consider for your small acreage. The trees are a low maintenance crop that can be a great side project. Christmas trees can produce a good income for many years. How Long to Grow to Maturity Think of planting new trees in a portion of your acreage each year. It takes about eight years to produce most varieties of trees that are five to seven feet tall. Harvest
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
A  More Authentic Life

A  More Authentic Life

Raising 3 kids, 40 chickens, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 bunnies, 3 goats and a dairy cow makes for an interesting, busy, and may I say, totally authentic life. Throw in a large vegetable garden, and six fruit trees, and we can provide most of what we need as a family. We moved to our own acreage five years ago. We wanted to escape the city and the “crazy!” Life has become all about technology and
Avenue Machinery

Avenue Machinery

Hi there! Thanks for reading this blog post about the yearly cycle of work you’ll do on an acreage or hobby farm. I work for Avenue Machinery, we’re an agricultural dealer that has been around since 1947. We’ve been helping the people of B.C to get the most out of their land for a long time! Owning an acreage or hobby farm is rewarding. The right property will provide you many years of enjoyment. Being removed
Drainage Problems

Drainage Problems

Do you own a home or acreage in the Fraser Valley?  Most homeowners have been forced to deal with drainage problems in their yard or acreage at some point.  The problem is usually caused by excessive rain for too many consecutive days during the season. Living in the Fraser Valley and being a home owner, you may have experienced this problem. Rainy Season Viewing an acreage during the rainy season is a common request for experienced
Gophers

Gophers

Gophers can be found throughout Canada. These little pests are known for their burrowing behavior. Gophers can be very detrimental to yards, gardens, and pastures. Description Gophers are about 15cm in length. Pocket gophers tails, like other rodents, are completely hairless. Their name comes from their fur-lined cheeks which are used as pockets to hold both food and nesting materials (not unlike our domestic pet hamsters). Breeding Once they invade your property, gophers establish breeding populations.
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