Manitoba's Spring Flood Watch continues. We are completely safe here at Aagaard Farms; it doesn't look like an unusual Spring at all around the Farm. Thanks for the emails and calls (Hi, Verlene!) Some of our neighbours are not quite so lucky. Pictured is our local park 'Cornwallis Park', in the RM of Cornwallis, along Veteran's Way, just outside of Brandon. It is a lovely little park, usually along the riverbank. At this time, it is one big lake, almost up to the highway. Grand Valley Strawberries, the upick strawberry farm, is in the trees to the left of the picture and is sandbagged and seeping! Around Westman, I am of the understanding that officials believe we have crested and the water will not get any higher, barring big rains. Other areas of Manitoba are still waiting for the crest. Thing about flooding of this magnitude is that the repercussions will be felt for years. Farmers will not be able to get on their land to plant, the crop may never be finished this year, the farmers will have no money to shop for anything so businesses in the area will see a drop in business and may have to lay off employees. Effects are far reaching, because we're all inter-connected! Let's hope it dries up quickly!
Down at Aagaard Farms we are busy planting, growing and tending gardens, chickens, goats, pigs and more! We sell direct to our customers through a Community Supported Agriculture program for families who don't have time or space to grow their own produce.
We practice sustainable growing using organic practices. Our desire is to bring fresh, naturally good food from our farm to your table. We are excited to share what's happening on the farm ... here on THE VINE!