Posts from "September, 2009"

Red Feather Ridge replacing cattle and crops

Doug and Cheryl Livingstone and family have been producing grain and purebred Hereford cattle on their Vermillion, Alberta area farm for many years. But, as Doug recently noted, speaking to the Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference in Edmonton, “food doesn’t gain any real value until after it leaves the farm gate.” So the Livingstones have

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Wind-powered alfalfa

Power generating wind turbines are appearing everywhere across the country, but I bet Alberta still holds the record for having winds that can push round hay bales around. Oddly enough these pictures were sent to me by my brother-in-law, Walter, who lives in Carp, Ontario (just outside Ottawa). Supposedly they are aerial photos of hay

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Finding perspective on Swine Flu

After months of planning, I have now completed my H1N1 (Swine Flu) Management Strategy.  Here it is: “If I get it, I will probably feel sick for a few days until it is over.” The End.  I just hope it works. I know these may be my “famous last words’, but my alarm level over

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