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OLd 99 Farm week of Feb 3 2019

Here’s what we have this week:
- eggs, mostly XL and Jumbo
- collards, carrots, lettuce
- beef: ground, stew and roasts, special 15% off.
including two 30 month old steers just back from the butcher, boxed as mixed quarters, also 15% off
- pork: all cuts including smoked items
- chicken: roasting and stewing hens
- potatoes
- celeriac
- lard, rendered or minced
Soon we’ll have spinach, chard, kale as the days lengthen, the plants now in the soil in the greenhouse will put out a burst of growth.

We got through the cold snap, minus 28C and all, with the vegetables in the Hobbit greenhouse still alive and well. Don’t has how much firewood I had to lug in there every three hours at night!

I’m doing a townhall meeting Wed evening Feb 6th at 8pm on Climate Emergency Here and Now, what to do??? Come get up to date information and start considering how to be part of the solution, be the change the earth needs us to be. Co-sponsored by Lions Club, Hamilton 350 and National Farmer Union – Ontario. Located at Copetown Community Centre.

Check this video lecture by my favorite climate scientist Kevin Anderson who tells it like it is to students at Oxford University in Jan 2019.