Episode 157 – Rebuilding After Hurricane Fiona with Liane Reeves

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Liane Reeves is a former city person who moved from Ontario to the most rural part of Nova Scotia to start homesteading on an old Christmas Tree Farm.

Liane, along with her husband Chris, arrived in September 2020, having bought their property sight unseen to find it overgrown, abandoned and derelict. With a lot of hard work, learning from mistakes and YouTube, they have made a solid start to turning this place into a working homestead.

They started with 25 chickens in April 2021 and have now grown to 80 chickens, four pigs, 3 geese and four ducks. Liane and Chris had never had livestock before, and they are loving it. They are able to provide fresh eggs, veggies, meat and baking to the food dessert of a community through their farmstand and farmers’ markets.

Liane shares with us how they, along with their community, came together during Hurricane Fiona to support one another and begin the process of rebuilding.

 

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Katelyn Duban

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Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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