Tag / canola

September 1, 2016

Harvest: Stopping to Stare

It’s September!!! September means back to school, pumpkin spiced lattes, scarves and……harvest šŸ˜‰ We’re combining canola today. It’s yielding better than expected too. Yayyyy!!! I took this picture a few days ago on our way to the farm during the sunset when the skies were filled with dark clouds. It was breathtaking with the glow …

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July 13, 2016

We aren’t bad farmers if we use pesticides

Originally posted on Facebook Yes, we use pesticides on our farm. I’m not shy or scared to tell you that. This canola crop has been sprayed with RoundUp. I get it too. It sounds scary to say the least. Activists have done a very good job at painting a frightening picture about some of the …

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July 12, 2016

There are only some things you can learn in a storm

Originally posted on Facebook Some parts of Saskatchewan received a lot of rain the past couple of days and I mean a lot. Our farm only got 1.5 inches but just down the road got 6 inches. Streets and fields are flooded so like others, I’m hoping today will be the last of it and …

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June 14, 2016

How much canola oil does our farm produce?

Originally posted on Facebook We shipped out the last of our canola that we grew last year with this being the specialty (high oleic = no trans fat) variety. And the truck driver and my farmer had an audience We shipped out 5 loads so about 210 tonnes in total. You might be wondering how …

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March 29, 2016

Why This Mom is Proud to Grow and Eat GMOs – Part 1

I’m a mom to two growing boys. I’m also aĀ farmer’s wife and aĀ member of a 4th generation farm that grows both conventional and GMO food. I feel that every day is a struggle trying to defendĀ what we do on ourĀ farm and make good decisions about what to feed my family. I try my best to …

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