Steve Kemp
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Anyone out there using the new AgSquared software?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grammy Dot Jul 30, 2012. 1 Reply

Read an interesting article in the Washington Post today regarding a new peice of webbased software designed for use by small sustainable farms:…Continue

Planning to retire to a farm or homestead?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Kemp Oct 10, 2012. 26 Replies

Any one else out there dreaming of retiring to a farm or homestead?As much as I enjoy reading about the adventurous young folks who are leaving suburbia to take up farming, I can't help thinking that…Continue

Penning pigs in a woodland lot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremie Houg Jul 23, 2012. 8 Replies

Let me start by saying I have never raised pigs before, so I have no experience with penning them in at all. I have about 20 acres of mature woods on my land, much of it overgrown with brambles and…Continue

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A beautiful Snow day at the Farm
Apr 26, 2013
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Summer day returning to our farm

"I hope you achieve that. My husband had bought the original 20 acres of our farm when still in high school from his grandfather's estate. We were able to get the additional 33 acres with helpf rom a real etate friend.  We have been married…"
Feb 24, 2013
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Summer day returning to our farm

"Thanks very much Jody - I think your place is a beauty too, I'm a sucker for water and azaleas ! What really makes our place is the additional two bedroom cottage, hidden behind the horse barn. That means we can accomodate all three of our kids…"
Feb 24, 2013
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Summer day returning to our farm

"Your farm is beautiful!"
Feb 24, 2013
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Creek Dam and Azaleas

"Thanks Jodie, can you tell me if he diverted the stream while he created the dam?"
Feb 24, 2013
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Creek Dam and Azaleas

"What a great idea, I have a pretty, but puny creek running through the northwest of my property that I was thinking of daming to create a pond, how much nicer and more enviromentally friendly to just dam the creek enough to raise the level a few…"
Feb 24, 2013
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Summer day returning to our farm

My wife took this picture of our farm returning after a busy week in the city.
Feb 21, 2013
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This was supposed to be a "dusting" of snow

"Some dusting of snow eh?  We're supposed to have a wintry mix on Thursday....we will see. "
Feb 19, 2013
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This was supposed to be a "dusting" of snow

Headed back to the farm this weekend and s wierd weather pattern dropped 6 inches of snow on us, 25 miles away... nothing, not even rain. Totally unexpected so we bagged the chores and broke out the sleds!
Feb 18, 2013
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Summer day returning to our farm

"Thanks Delanie, it really is a pretty place, of course I usually see a photo like that and think...hmm, those barn roofs could use a lick of paint... and the one on the right seems to be sagging too much and I'd better plan to work on the…"
Feb 15, 2013
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Feb 15, 2013
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Summer day returning to our farm

My wife took this picture of our farm returning after a busy week in the city.
Feb 14, 2013
Steve Kemp replied to Steve Kemp's discussion Planning to retire to a farm or homestead?
"  Thank you for the kind words about our Farm Karie,       Ironically, for us, it was the house that decided where we bought. I can't say I wasn't influenced by the streams to the north and south, the…"
Oct 10, 2012
Karie Young replied to Steve Kemp's discussion Planning to retire to a farm or homestead?
"Hi Heather!  No, we are north of Woodstock in New Brunswick. At least we will be this time next year. Right now I am writing this from Calgary.  It sounds like your place is roughly the same size as ours - only ours had nothing on it when…"
Oct 9, 2012
Karie Young replied to Steve Kemp's discussion Planning to retire to a farm or homestead?
"Steve, your place looks wonderful!  Yes we are very lucky to be living in Canada where the health care isn't a massive concern at this time.  My girls are grown, one heading into the Airforce, the other a nursing student, heading…"
Oct 8, 2012
Heather S replied to Steve Kemp's discussion Planning to retire to a farm or homestead?
"Hi Karie, are you in Nova Scotia too? We bought an old homestead, about 80 acres with outbuildings and a 230-250 year old wooden house on it (thankfully restored though we'd like to modify it a bit... ) The quality/price of land in this region…"
Oct 8, 2012

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