‘Harvest Day’ for us means a bustling Friday, when the harvest for the Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market on Saturdays gets picked and we lay the groundwork for the Hazelton Farmers’ Market on Sundays. On a drizzly mid-summer harvest day this season, we were happy to welcome photographer Aaron Whitfield to document the harvest as anContinue reading “Harvest Day 2019”
A late August snapshot of our season in the market garden, slow beginnings this year but coming on well now.
The fall-seeded wheat is coming out of its winter dormancy, as are the animals .
Happy Summertime! The chicks are sure loving being outside…
Cleaned this year’s rye harvest with the ol’ Cockshutt No2 fanning mill, ready for the stone mill. Moved the ‘granary’ shipping container to its permanent home behind the tractor shed, now to build a roof over it before the snow falls…
It’s been a busy month with harvesting and the last of the markets. Now the garden is tilled, the root cellar is full, squash is curing, rye is ready for milling and the straw is in the barn.
All in all, a pretty happy year in the garden for most growing things.
It was a pleasure to take part in the small-scale grain growing talk in Smithers the other night; it’s always lots of fun to meet so many people interested in grains and have a show-and-tell of heirloom wheats. Thanks willing worker Fabrizio for the photos of the threshing and winnowing demonstrations.
After another cool, wet start to the growing season, the garden is finally coming into it’s own. First beans for the market this week.
The sun finally shone long enough to ripen the wheat, about 5 acres of heirloom Red Fife.