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Becky Williams
Lilac Love: Extend the Beauty of Spring Blooms in Your Home

Lilac Love: Extend the Beauty of Spring Blooms in Your Home

While walking the pastures last night the apple blossoms have dropped and the lilacs are fragrant and are starting to bloom.  Our planted varieties are already flowering, and the wild ones lining our road and pastures are a breathtakingly spectacular reminder of the spring beauty. Here are a few tricks to make sure your lilacs stay looking fresh in your home.   Early Bird Gets the Bloom! The best time to pick them is before the sun gets too hot. Floret Power Check! Make sure at least half the florets are open. Lilacs will continue to open a bit more once they’ve...

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Becky Williams
The Power of a Pollinator Strip

The Power of a Pollinator Strip

With pollinators dwindling, there are many things you can do to help. Sign up for a Bee Experience to learn about the honey bee first hand.  Its a safe and amazing way to learn about these amazing creatures.  The honey bee is directly responsible for 80% of the pollination of the top 12 food crops in our current food system.  Support.  Support a local beekeeper with your purchases.  Global honey prices have fallen below a dollar per pound, so our markets are being flooded with honey from international sources effectively putting honey producers out of business.  Support politicians that back...

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Becky Williams
Celebrating Earth Day on our Farm

Celebrating Earth Day on our Farm

At Maple Ridge Farm, we know Mother Nature is more than just a day on the calendar. She's our co-worker, boss, time clock, friend... sometimes even our enemy! But through it all, she's without a doubt a constant source of connection and inspiration. Nature's rhythm and each season guide our work, leaving us in constant awe of the beauty that surrounds us. That's why we're inviting you to celebrate Earth Week with a focus on reconnecting with the natural world around us.  Pick a Daily Dose of Nature: Sunrise Serenade: Head outside 30 minutes before dawn (around 6:15 am these...

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Becky Williams
5 Ways To Get Your Zone 5b Garden Ready For The Growing Season

5 Ways To Get Your Zone 5b Garden Ready For The Growing Season

As mid-April approaches, it's time to get hands dirty or dust off your gardening gloves whichever you prefer and dive into the wonders of the season! Take a moment to reconnect with nature, and savour the simple joys of your future garden—whether it's the serenity of a morning coffee amidst birdsong or a tranquil sunset stroll in your backyard. It’s an exciting time! This is the perfect time to shed the layers of winter and embrace the transition to the season ahead. It’s hard wired within us. Like sunflowers turning their faces towards the sun, we too feel an irresistible...

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