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Tractor Time

What a busy weekend of harvesting and preparing for the end of the season. With last night’s frost and freeze warnings across the state, our efforts were right on schedule and truly a relief for us to have the crop harvested. 1,444 more words

What do politicians know about agriculture?

I found the recent Canadian National Leaders Debate to be the most interesting debate so far. It’s not that I learned anything ground breaking or that there were any particular surprises from any Party, but every issue that was debated is something that I care about and am deeply invested in. 597 more words


Rain makes for Muddy Harvest

Another growing season is quickly coming to an end. We are happy that a nice weekend is predicted so that we can get a lot of clean-up done in the field. 1,263 more words

Sources in Rural Women's History, Part V: Indigenous Women’s Sources in Entangled Encounters

In honor of the upcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Joan M. Jensen’s publication of her landmark collection of primary documents,With These Hands:  Women Working on the Land… 1,117 more words


Harvesters Resting and The Gleaners, Jean-Francois Millet

I grew up in a coastal town in Maine, where there were many family farms. My brother and I sometimes worked on the weeding crews. We also spent a lot of time at our grandparents’ farm, learning and probably getting in the way, as they planted, weeded, and harvested from late spring to early fall. 2,128 more words

So, what do YOU do for a living?

What is the title of a woman on the farm
– farm wife?
– self-employed?
– farmer?
– married to a farmer?

Many of us struggle with that question. 768 more words


County Fair

I haven’t been to the County Fair in many years, but after reading a couple of blogs mentioning fairs, I decided that this year I would go get my fill of what makes agricultural fairs so unique. 515 more words

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