Join Just Another Weed Patch Farm on Saturday October 19th from 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm on lovely Gabriola Island for an afternoon site visit and in depth presentation on the successes and challenges of our Agroforestry Demonstration Project! Registration is free by emailing email@example.com Nutty, light refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited! If you… Continue reading Join Us!
Just Another Weed Patch Farm was one of twelve participating hosts for Gabriola Island's first Tour de Coop. We showcased our mobile "Yolkswagons" which were a big hit. Sixty folks stopped in to ask questions and see the coops and birds. Our agroforestry site plan was helpful in illustrating what on earth we're doing and how… Continue reading Tour de Coop
We're packing away some soft bud stage peonies in the fridge for use later in July (when no one else will have any!). Stems cut at the right stage and stripped of leaves can keep for up to two months in the fridge when wrapped in newspaper and plastic. We have a few special dates… Continue reading Arrested Development
The third generation mobile chicken coop design has been updated and improved! After a year of field trials of the original design, we think we've ironed out the wrinkles and come up with a more rugged yolkswagon to cruise the aisles of nut trees. We feel these are the safest and cheeriest little coops for our silvopastured cluckers. You… Continue reading Yolkswagon – Type III
In our search for the quintessential grazers we've begun seriously considering Kune Kune pigs. The Kune Kunes are a rare smaller heritage breed from Asia/New Zealand that are well suited to pasture grazing and small jobs like turning compost, mulch piles and cleaning up orchard wind fall. A recent road trip to Washington State with my Jedi-in-training resulted in… Continue reading The Kune’s Can!
Three Shetland rams have been added to our collection of snouts, beaks and stingers. They are working with us until the early spring, at which point their owners will move them to greener pastures. The boys are curious little buggers and snuck into the Yolkswagon when the door was left open. The chickens were not amused and… Continue reading Sheepish Grin
The chicks which 'Margaret Hatcher' reared for us earlier this summer have now grown up, left the nest and moved into their very own 'Yolkswagon' - Type II chicken tractor. This mobile chicken coop has been slightly modified and improved from our original Yolkswagon which was based on a kit design. The new young flock consists of… Continue reading Yolkswagon Type II
We're currently re-evaluating the silvopasture component of our agroforestry project. Originally we though we'd bring back Dorper/St. Croix sheep since we enjoyed them so much last year and they did a great job grazing the pasture. Now I'm finding myself researching a breed of pig that originates from Austria/Hungary that is a real workhorse and makes me… Continue reading Wooly Wonders
When Joel Salatin talks to an audience of farming enthusiasts, he inspires them to want to farm with ecological integrity, purpose and a higher level of management than most would consider necessary. Joel was recently on Saltspring Island and gave a terrific workshop on managing pasture for livestock. I was able to sneak away from the Weed… Continue reading The Pastor of Pasture