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LANDSCAPING AND JAYCEES

THE CONTRARIAN One of the things that set Dryden apart from other northern communities is the very high level of landscaping of our personal houses. We have better lawns, more tame trees and shrubs, more flowerbeds than the average, by … Continue reading

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MORE CHICKENS AND EGGS

THE CONTRARIAN Why is this of interest to you? Because this history impacts our area more than most; we are small farms, and this history of destroying small farms’ chickens and eggs business is our history.  Not to mention impacting … Continue reading

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CORPORATE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL WARMING

  THE CONTRARIAN The following is an excerpt from an article in The Guardian, a British paper, which I have copied from a Canadian blog called “Local Food News – World”, Dec 12/16 issue. It was addressing the problem of … Continue reading

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I AM GOING TO BE RICH

  THE CONTRARIAN       I am so excited; I am going to be rich.  I will use the multi-million-dollar prize I am going to win to build the new seniors residence our city so badly needs. I can … Continue reading

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HERITAGE PLUM TREE

THE CONTRARIAN   I just read an article in ACRES USA magazine (comes from Texas), which calls itself ‘the voice of eco-agriculture’. It is a great source of all kinds of natural farming information, I highly recommend it. Anyway, the … Continue reading

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EARLY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTS – DRYDEN AREA

  THE CONTRARIAN Our Wabigoon Clay Belt is unique, when it comes to agriculture – Rainy River district is more like Manitoba, and Thunder Bay district has different soil and a cooler, less sunny summer climate. Winter wheat is grown … Continue reading

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Garden Guru

THE CONTRARIAN Folks see me at the Farmers Market, and ask questions as though I am an expert gardener. Actually, I know a bit about growing veggies, but every member of the Horticultural Society knows a lot more than I … Continue reading

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