"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau

 

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Tuesday
Jun122018

Mulching and Intercropping

Les Plantes Cultivades. Cereals. Imatge 72It wasn’t so long ago that I looked forward to the new spring growth; the greening up of the world. Then it came on strong, nurtured by timely rains and the warm sun. Now, a few weeks later I am already thinking about stopping some of that growth. I hear lawn mowers cutting grass, and sprayers out in the fields. Garden hoes are quite silent but do provide a satisfying clunk as they cut off a thick dandelion root.

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Tuesday
Jun052018

The Trans-Mountain Pipeline

The decision by the Trudeau government to purchase the Trans-Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion and the commitment to actually build the pipeline can hardly be seen as anything other than a massive subsidy to Oil Sands development.

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Wednesday
May302018

It's a Misty Manitoba Morning

It is a misty Manitoba morning and I like it that way. I have been to exotic locations but give me a prairie morning with a meadowlark greeting me with her rhapsody of song and the smell of the earth in the air and I will be content.

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Tuesday
May222018

Spring

Spring is a most wonderful time of year. The shades of dirty white, black and brown give way to a proliferation of greens. The evergreens are the stable background green from which to judge the new growth, first the grasses then the poplar trees. This year it took quite a while to see that green haze on the poplar trees, the indication that my dad uses to determine the time to start planting.

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Wednesday
May162018

Presentation: To Ottawa on a Tandem Bicycle - Thurs May 24th 

 

La Broquerie to Ottawa on a Tandem BicycleWade and Jacinthe Wiebe

In 2016, we started riding our bikes again. By August 2017, we were on our way to Ottawa on a tandem bike! We will be giving a 90-minute presentation about the experience at the Seine-Rat River Conservation District office in Steinbach. Hope to see you there!

Location: Seine-Rat River Conservation District office, 154 Friesen Ave, Steinbach

Date: Thursday, May 24th at 7:00pm