Lettuce….. be thankful for IT Support

June 23, 2014 administrator Farm LifeMonthly Newsletter

This inaugural RR7 Farmstead June Newsletter comes to you thanks to the excellent support from my ISP: Green Geeks.  The reason it is late is purely a “geek girl gone wild and wrecking the permission structure” on this site. There is a reason you do backups and even more reasons why windows systems engineers shouldn’t touch UNIX […]




May 11, 2014 administrator Farm Life

One woman’s rooster is another man’s best friend Whether you were raised on a farm or grew up in a city, most of our ideas of a farm include a rooster. The rooster plays some important roles on a farm and with all the other work they do, they sure seem to like waking everyone […]


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April 20, 2014 DALE Uncategorized

We have built some cold frames. This one is 4′ x 14′ made from scrap 2×10′s. Covered in good greenhouse plastic it should last a few seasons. It is now full of hardened off veg’s. Mostly lettuce, kale, chard, mustard.



April and closer to bedding plant season

April 10, 2014 DALE 2014GreenhouseMount Elphinstone

Its the 10th of April and the sunrise is not as colorful as back in Jan. but they are much warmer. The green house is almost full with bedding plants but we still need it to dry up a bit to begin terraforming. After the erosion of last summers rains it became obvious that we need to. […]


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spring has sprung in the greenhouse

March 26, 2014 DALE 2014SeedsUncategorized

Plants are up and as the greenhouse fills we are getting exited about this years plans.


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Snow on our mountain

February 25, 2014 DALE 2014

Sun on snow, with our smoke drifting down Elphinstone towards Gibsons, makes me smile. Safe inside our new greenhouse the first of years crop is sitting on heart mats germinating. Yesterday I finished the tables to hold bedding plants. I cleaned the snow off ofr the greenhouse twice, just to make sure the plastic film would not stretch.


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The green house is going up

February 25, 2014 DALE 2014Greenhouse

16′ x 32′ set on 8′ studs with 2×6 rafters made from material found in a stack under the blackberries on the south side of the property. We painted it green of course.  


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Most of our seeds have come.

January 30, 2014 DALE Mount Elphinstone

Walking to mail box in the gentle January rain to pick up seeds, I feel connected to my heritage. Although her seeds came weeks before needed them, Mother would walk to the road to meet the mail man until they all had come. Today the sound of the rain has me dreaming about today’s chores. […]


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planning for the 2014 season

January 14, 2014 DALE Uncategorized

  Winter rains pound our caravan as we plan for the 2014 growing season, using the lessons taken from 2013. Our “scientific” approach, to learning what pests and problems we shall have to farm with, was to grow a full garden in the natural environment of Elphinstone Mountain.  We created 29 (4’ x 12’) beds […]



Our choice seeds now available

January 4, 2014 administrator Seeds

The summer of 2013 was a busy season for trying all sorts of different seeds.  We planted many different seeds and there were two show stoppers that we couldn’t resist keeping so that we could plant more in 2014 and share with other gardners. Checkout our seeds page for more details.  


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