gardening Cam Mather





10/11/2012
Cam enjoyed a very successful sweet potato harvest!
8/28/2012
It's Week #11 of our CSA and we can't find boxes big enough to fit all of the great produce!!
8/16/2012
Cam undertakes an experiment to see how much food he can produce on his one acre of garden space.
8/14/2012
Cam is enjoying a bumper crop of onions this year!
8/10/2012
It's an aromatic time of year at Sunflower Farm - time to clean the garlic!
7/27/2012
Ranting about the drought worked! We got rain here at Sunflower Farm!
7/25/2012
The drought conditions at Sunflower Farm are making Cam rather cranky.
7/18/2012
Cam finds an new old-fashioned way to keep the wildlife out of his garden.
7/16/2012
Cam contemplates his place in the universe while weeding his corn patch....
7/10/2012
Cam is exhausted but exhilarated by the early success of his CSA.
7/3/2012
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!
6/12/2012
Cam is trying to extend his growing season with DIY greenhouse structures.
5/17/2012
Cam has been collecting old windows for years and has finally put them together to make a greenhouse!
5/10/2012
Cam ponders the wisdom of starting a CSA at the ripe old age of 52.
3/15/2012
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!
10/26/2011
Cam is getting burned out on technology and seeks solace in his "low tech" garden.
10/21/2011
Cam was generously offered the loan of a small backhoe and had a whale of a time getting jobs done!
10/18/2011
This summer Cam became a market gardener and actually got paid for something he loves to do - grow vegetables!
9/29/2011
Cam appreciates the simple things like rotten hay and beautiful vegetables from his garden.
9/23/2011
Cam has a great deal of respect for farmers.
9/21/2011
Cam has been busy harvesting and sorting potatoes.
8/24/2011
Cam is getting worn out trying to keep up with watering during a drought.
8/15/2011
Cam describes a recent adventure involving round bales, train tracks and a stressful drive home.
8/12/2011
Cam loves growing and selling food!
7/28/2011
Cam enjoyed another week with some volunteer helpers!
7/20/2011
Michelle knows how much work it is to grow strawberries.... and she's happy to be able to buy them at any price!
7/18/2011
Michelle discovers a new threat to her basil plants!
7/13/2011
Cam describes his weight loss program which involves lots and lots of gardening....
7/7/2011
Cam battles with scarabs in his raspberry patch.
6/27/2011
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.
6/15/2011
Our HelpXers Mike and Melissa share their experiences as volunteers here at Sunflower Farm.
6/13/2011
Cam and Michelle enjoy having their first "HelpX" volunteers to help out in the gardens!
6/6/2011
At this time of year, Cam feels a little overwhelmed by the gardening chores ahead of him.
5/18/2011
Cam describes "double digging" as a way of creating a new garden without losing precious topsoil.
4/4/2011
Cam is hoping that the Queen attends his gardening workshop this weekend at the Royal Botanical Gardens....
3/24/2011
Cam appreciates all four of our seasons!
3/18/2011
Cam has always enjoyed playing with water. Now he lets his solar-powered pump do some of the work!
2/11/2011
Cam finds getting around in the country, especially in the winter, so much easier with his 4X4 truck.
11/2/2010
Cam describes some family heirlooms - especially his favorite one - a shovel!
10/4/2010
It's always wonderful to meet someone who is passionate about what they do!
9/7/2010
Mother Nature has a way of filling in the blank spots....
8/23/2010
Cam shares the results of his experiment growing wheat in his vegetable garden.
8/20/2010
The right dog can be a very useful member of the family when you are growing corn!
8/18/2010
The second post (of three) describing an organic gardener's attempt to grow his own wheat.
8/16/2010
Cam grows a patch of wheat to see how much work is involved. He will never take a loaf of bread for granted again!
8/11/2010
Cam shares what he has learned about corn smut in his organic garden.
8/9/2010
Cam shares his love affair with garlic and explains the work involved with growing and processing organically-grown garlic.
8/6/2010
Garlic is a very labour-intensive crop to grow but the rewards are worth it!
8/4/2010
An introduction to Cam Mather's off-grid home and lifestyle.




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