Running a Successful CSA

Cam describes how much he has learned after running a CSA for 5 years and offers a workshop for those interested in learning from his experience.

The Chicken Cabana Room

At Sunflower Farm we strive to provide our chickens with the best accommodations!

Maya the Wise Chicken

Cam shares his thoughts about one of his elderly "ladies" who seems wise beyond her chicken years!

The Chickens Have a Sleepover

Homesteader Cam Mather describes integrating new backyard chickens into his existing flock and the wonderful life his "ladies" lead.

A Sunroom for My Chickens

Our chickens aren't fond of the snow and the wind, but we found a way to let them enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of their coop!

Hockey Day in Canada

Cam discovers he isn't as young as he once was while enjoying a sense of community at the local arena.

My Recurring Nightmare

Cam has a recurring nightmare in which the land across the road is being developed and his peace and quiet and isolation is threatened.

A CSA Update

Cam is exhausted but exhilarated by the early success of his CSA.

Hoping for Prettier Sweet Potatoes

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!

Four New Ladies Join Our Flock

Four new hens joined the flock at Sunflower Farm and it has taken some time to re-establish the pecking order.

Missing Morgan

Cam is mourning the loss of his beloved dog Morgan.

DVDs Still Work for Me

Cam is frustrated by new technology that just doesn't work - and prefers old-fashioned DVDs to watching movies online.

Crossing the Gardening Rubicon

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!

A Recent Video Shoot

Looking after your chickens in the winter and cutting with a solar-powered electric chainsaw.

People Have Too Much Stuff

Cam is appalled by how much stuff he has accumulated and how much stuff other people have too.

The Great Christmas Tree Debate

Michelle and Cam continue to debate whether a real tree or a fake tree is the better choice from an environmental perspective.....

Blueberry Man and the No Fly Zone

Cam dressed up as a bunch of blueberries for our local parade, and spoke to a group of university students about peak oil. Never a dull moment....

Really Dark Skies Over Sunflower Farm

Cam loves living in a place where he can enjoy the night skies.... even if he doesn't completely understand what he's looking at some of the time!

I AM the King of Kindling

Cam hates to see good scrap wood go to waste and so he cuts it into kindling and has even started selling it!

Insanely Great!

Cam has been an Apple Mac fan since the beginning.

I Am Thankful

As we approach the celebration of Thanksgiving here in Canada, Cam reflects on what he is thankful for.

A Lesson in History and Gratitude

Cam enjoys a visit with Ken & Madeline who farmed this property many years ago and Cam realizes how hard farming was back then....

Overwhelmed by My Garden

At this time of year, Cam feels a little overwhelmed by the gardening chores ahead of him.

Oprah for President

Cam admits to admiring Oprah and watching her show from time to time.

Do I Look Like I Work Here?

Cam talks about getting mistaken for a garden centre employee and also the time that his house appeared to get sold out from under him!

Celebrate Earth Day ... At Home

Cam considers the environmental implications of different forms of transportation and urges people to stop flying!

A Sweet Time of the Year

Cam and Michelle enjoy a visit to their neighbour's "sugar shack" during maple syrup season!

Paying It Forward

Cam describes how an act of kindness many years ago has inspired him to help others.

I Love My 4X4 But...

Cam finds getting around in the country, especially in the winter, so much easier with his 4X4 truck.

A Man and His Truck

Cam loves his four-wheel drive truck ... despite being an environmentalist!

This Is About Smut

Cam shares what he has learned about corn smut in his organic garden.

My Love Affair With Garlic(2)

Cam shares his love affair with garlic and explains the work involved with growing and processing organically-grown garlic.