gardening Cam Mather
Cam enjoyed a very successful sweet potato harvest!
It's Week #11 of our CSA and we can't find boxes big enough to fit all of the great produce!!
Cam undertakes an experiment to see how much food he can produce on his one acre of garden space.
Cam is enjoying a bumper crop of onions this year!
It's an aromatic time of year at Sunflower Farm - time to clean the garlic!
Ranting about the drought worked! We got rain here at Sunflower Farm!
The drought conditions at Sunflower Farm are making Cam rather cranky.
Cam finds an new old-fashioned way to keep the wildlife out of his garden.
Cam contemplates his place in the universe while weeding his corn patch....
Cam is exhausted but exhilarated by the early success of his CSA.
Cam describes the method he used when planting his sweet potatoes this year with hopes that he'll end up with a prettier finished product!
Cam is trying to extend his growing season with DIY greenhouse structures.
Cam has been collecting old windows for years and has finally put them together to make a greenhouse!
Cam ponders the wisdom of starting a CSA at the ripe old age of 52.
Every fall Cam is tired of gardening and vows to make his vegetable garden smaller. Every spring he is excited about getting back in the garden and ends up making it bigger!
Cam is getting burned out on technology and seeks solace in his "low tech" garden.
Cam was generously offered the loan of a small backhoe and had a whale of a time getting jobs done!
This summer Cam became a market gardener and actually got paid for something he loves to do - grow vegetables!
Cam appreciates the simple things like rotten hay and beautiful vegetables from his garden.
Cam has a great deal of respect for farmers.
Cam has been busy harvesting and sorting potatoes.
Cam is getting worn out trying to keep up with watering during a drought.
Cam describes a recent adventure involving round bales, train tracks and a stressful drive home.
Cam loves growing and selling food!
Cam enjoyed another week with some volunteer helpers!
Michelle knows how much work it is to grow strawberries.... and she's happy to be able to buy them at any price!
Michelle discovers a new threat to her basil plants!
Cam describes his weight loss program which involves lots and lots of gardening....
Cam battles with scarabs in his raspberry patch.
Cam has found another way to save money - his wife cuts his hair now! He also describes how even though he isn't artistic he creates and enjoys the masterpieces from his garden.
Our HelpXers Mike and Melissa share their experiences as volunteers here at Sunflower Farm.
Cam and Michelle enjoy having their first "HelpX" volunteers to help out in the gardens!
At this time of year, Cam feels a little overwhelmed by the gardening chores ahead of him.
Cam describes "double digging" as a way of creating a new garden without losing precious topsoil.
Cam is hoping that the Queen attends his gardening workshop this weekend at the Royal Botanical Gardens....
Cam appreciates all four of our seasons!
Cam has always enjoyed playing with water. Now he lets his solar-powered pump do some of the work!
Cam finds getting around in the country, especially in the winter, so much easier with his 4X4 truck.
Cam describes some family heirlooms - especially his favorite one - a shovel!
It's always wonderful to meet someone who is passionate about what they do!
Mother Nature has a way of filling in the blank spots....
Cam shares the results of his experiment growing wheat in his vegetable garden.
The right dog can be a very useful member of the family when you are growing corn!
The second post (of three) describing an organic gardener's attempt to grow his own wheat.
Cam grows a patch of wheat to see how much work is involved. He will never take a loaf of bread for granted again!
Cam shares what he has learned about corn smut in his organic garden.
Cam shares his love affair with garlic and explains the work involved with growing and processing organically-grown garlic.
Garlic is a very labour-intensive crop to grow but the rewards are worth it!
An introduction to Cam Mather's off-grid home and lifestyle.