Hello modest-sized readership. Three months in, and I'm still waiting for an unsolicited submission of a cool farming innovation. Don't be shy! I'd love to feature something you're doing on your farm. Now then: Last July, Vanessa and I paid a visit to Annapolis Seeds and eighteen-year-old Owen Bridge in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Owen is a precocious and talented seed producer, having honed his skills as a teenager on Vancouver Island before moving with his family to Nova Scotia and starting his own seed business.
Owen is also really into human-powered hay production, and during our visit he showed us his hand-made hay rake:
Ever heard of the Maritime Hand Mowing Championships? Owen has. He had to miss this year's competition to teach a seed-saving workshop, but you better believe he'll be out for glory next year. Thanks to Owen, and to Vanessa for the great photos.