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PLANTING BULBS IN THE FALL

PLANTING BULBS IN THE FALL

Planting bulbs in the fall will produce vibrant spring colour in full bloom.. Always remember that animals are forging for food in the Fall. Planting bulbs in the fall, such as daffodils, allium, hyacinths and muscari, will not result in them being eaten by critters. However, they do love to eat tulips and crocuses. Fall is the ideal time to plant your garlic. Organic garlic is touted as the very best and healthiest by professional chefs.
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
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
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
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
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