Winter Spicy Satay Bone Broth Soup

There is just something delightful about a hearty bowl of soup. At our house we make huge batches of bone broth a few times a year and freeze it in mason jars in the deepfreeze; ready for when you hanker for some soup. This is a really fast recipe to put together, you can do […]

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Kimchi Slaw

For those unfamiliar with it, kimchi is a Korean fermented cabbage condiment. It comes in thousands of variations depending on what part of Korea you are from and what your family history is. Like a lot of fermented foods everyone seems to have their favourite way to do it. Our personal favourite is with asian […]

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Wanted: Garden Gnome

We are no longer accepting resumes for the 2018 Season, but if you are interested in working with us in 2019 please send your information along! Wanted: Garden gnome or Student on summer break. Happiness By The Acre is a small start-up farm between Didsbury and Carstairs that operates a non-certified organic market garden, orchard, […]

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Why Vat Meatballs Are Stupid

You have probably seen the video of the cultured meatball (vat meat as I call it) making the rounds on social media. Here is why vat meat is stupid: One: It fails the environmental test. The vat meat still requires massive plantations of corn and soy to produce the materials required to grow the vat […]

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Field Day & Keyline Surveying

This spring we are expanding our market gardens on our property in Carstairs as well as replacing some damaged trees and doing some light tree planting. As part of this process we are taking about an acre and surveying it out on keyline geometry principles to guide where we are going to place tree rows, […]

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An Open Letter (err, diatribe) on Bill 6,

An Open Letter (err, diatribe) on Bill 6, Many of our customers, friends, family, and fellows in local food have been hearing an awful lot about Bill 6 in Alberta. For those who haven’t, here is the rundown. Bill 6 was introduced by the Alberta government to bring the province of Alberta in line with […]

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Thoughts on Fasting

Today I fasted for the first time in years for a non-medical reason. It was a short fast, only 18 hours. In the past it wasn’t unusual for me to fast for a 24 hour period, and at one point I fasted for 5 days (I was aiming for 7, but the spirit became as unwilling as […]

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Ideologues and Success Bashing

Some days I just get a bug up my butt about back-to-the-landers, homesteaders, hobbiests, activists, and ideologues yammering about agriculture. Today is one of those days, so I’m going to rant here because it is bugging me and I don’t have time to deal with every individual I come across. This way I can point […]

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Walk-In Cooler On Wheels

Over the spring and part of the summer I have been working on building a walk-in cooler for my produce. Since I’m scooting about to half a dozen different yards I thought it would be keen to have a cooler that could scoot around with me, so following some directions on a couple blogs (EverGood […]

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Rainfall and our Swale

The trees are all in, and the acre of food savannah we planted is chock full of an amazing crop of wheat and canola volunteers from previous seasons as industrial farm land. There is a good deal of goosegrass, field pennycress, stink weed, wild amaranth, and dandelion. All in all a pretty nice cover crop […]

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