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Potato Harvest 2014

We had a special occasion yesterday, well, a couple.  My cousin came for a visit from his home of 30 years in Guatemala.  We had a lot to catch up on and did so with a three-generation family feast on the porch.   109 more words

Maple Ridge

Just a Little Respite

This morning it is 22° with a slight breeze. It has been a sweltering few days here in the Lower Mainland, yesterday at 29°. It has been somewhat humid as well and for me brings back memories of living in Toronto where the heat and humidity never let up at all, not even at night. 918 more words


Farm gate sales 2014

Last year I went in search of Farm Gate Sales in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.  This year there seem to be even more eggs, blueberry stands and berry U-picks all the way up and down Old Dewdney Trunk Road in Pitt Meadows.   330 more words

Maple Ridge

Lean Farming

Provide what I need, when I need it, where it’s needed and in the amount needed. That summarizes a big part of a lean approach to delivering value. 688 more words

Performance Improvement


I spent a pleasant half an hour yesterday afternoon in my back yard cutting organic Stinging Nettle leaves into a bucket.  I was careful (this time) not to touch any part of the plant to avoid the stinging.  463 more words

Home & Family

Planning Your Fall Harvest Garden

Here it is mid June and if you are growing crops such as lettuce and radishes you may notice that they are starting to grow a long central stem. 1,125 more words

Kristin Crouch

Succulent spicy pork and the freshest peas and carrots

A few years ago I was chatting with my friend Bruce Deachman about a great pork tenderloin recipe I’d just tried and he said no, he had the very best recipe for pork tenderloin. 486 more words