When a couple of keen gardeners in Killarney came up with the idea of a community garden plot last fall, they did not expect the response they got. Holding their first “work day” last month, they were overwhelmed with help, machinery, supplies, goodwill – and a great sunny day to get things done. “It’s our
When two pygmy goat does gave birth to two sets of triplets, Spencer Kemp, 13, landed a new job on the family’s 10-acre small holding north of Killarney. “I really help out with the feeding,” said Kemp. “One of the mothers had only two of her baby goats survive, and she rejected one of them.
When Coral Peters shakes your hand, you know that something is up. The firm grip of this warm-hearted and smiling woman gives you a sense of how strong and determined she is. And she must be, to have reinvented herself into becoming the multi-talented massage and spa specialist she is today. After 30 years in
Seed breeders hope to see mung beans on the farmer’s order list one day. That’s the aim of Deng-Jin Bing at the Morden Research Station, who thinks that the high-value beans, which prosper under good heat and moisture conditions, might just find a home here in the south. “There is a market for the crop
Thanks to a wild bean gene that comes naturally equipped with resistance to common bacteria blight, a new navy bean, “Portage,” may soon be available to Prairie farmers. Dr. Anfu Hou, a research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Morden Research Centre, proudly displayed a field trial of the Portage bean during the
Unlike the first two which were unceremoniously drowned, it appears that the third (and last) prototype of the Hathaway Turbine Threshing Machine is all that remains of the world’s first rotary thresher. Created in the early 1920s by an eccentric farmer near Deloraine, the machine is currently on proud display in the Killarney Flywheel Club
“More and more people are coming to the farmers’ markets, and it’s really growing. This is our fourth year, and sales have gone up 25 per cent.” – RICHARD GROSS OF THE MAYFAIR COLONY It was a whole new playing field July 3 as the Killarney Farmers Market vendors set up their stalls for the
It was a birthday party celebration of a different sort in Ninette, Manitoba. A jubilant group of adults and staff, all part of Southwest Community Options (SCO), recently lit up the candles there to mark 10 years of their progress in the little town. And it has been a remarkable decade. That’s because SCO was
Police are warning farmers to be more vigilant safeguarding their grain storage after canola was stolen recently from bins in the Spruce Plains area of southwestern Manitoba. Investigators suspect higher commodity prices could be behind the theft, but they are releasing few details, other than to warn farmers to take measures to protect their inventory.
“It’s just a Christian response to meet the needs of the hungry.” BARRY REIMER, CO-CHAIR AND FARMER WI TH THE KILLARNEY GROWI NG PROJECT, WHO SOWED THE SECOND HALF OF A 120-ACRE FIELD EARMARKED FOR THE CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK. The conditions couldn’t be better,” said Dale Balour, who wanted things to go perfectly on Monday,