This is part of a series of Farm Journals, farmers writing regularly about life on the farm, week to week, through the season. Courtney Grimes-Sutton is co-owner of Mace Chasm Farms in Keeseville. Read all of Courtney's journals here....
Aug 20, 2013 — Ottawa writer, Elizabeth Hay, set the action of her fourth novel in Saskatchewan and the Ottawa Valley.
Elizabeth Hay begins her book with a bucolic description of early August in the Ottawa Valley in 1937, when the green world was full of barefoot children picking berries. Hay writes, "The whole landscape was a painting come to life, and not a Canadian painting (no figures allowed) but a European painting, peopled and unpeopled, storied, brazen." Go to full article
Aug 25, 2004 — For the North Country's dairy farmers, summer is the time to grow nutritious feed to get the herd through the winter. And from the layperson's perspective, it looks like the cold and rain have stunted the crops. Yesterday, David Sommerstein went out to the cornfields of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County to find out how farmers are faring. He spoke with agronomist Pete Barney, who says it's been a challenge. Go to full article