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Connected To The Land Podcast

Connected To The Land Podcast

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The Connected To The Land Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that explores what it means to be meaningfully connected to the land in a 21st century Canada. We are all connected to the land – through the food and crops we grow, the resources we dig for, the places we call home, and the travels we embark upon. Join host and traveling musician, Ian Sherwood on his mission to learn more. In each episode, Ian talks to homesteaders, farmers, gardeners, and many others, to discover how each of us interacts with the natural world and how he can tap back into the essence of where we all came from.
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Bison: The Wild Domestication
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart On this episode, Ian has a chat with Dean Andres, the CEO of Rangeland Bison & Elk Inc. Dean purchased his first bison in partnership with his parents just as he graduated from NAIT in 1995 and he has been actively involved in the bison industry ever since. His eldest son, Bryson has followed his father’s footsteps into the bison industry. CRL Socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanRangeBison/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/canadianrangeland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadianrl Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/canadian-rangeland-bison-elk Rangeland Steaks Socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rangelandsteaks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rangelandsteaks/ Meat Shop Social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RangelandMeatShop Instagram : @meatchopssnacks Facebook: @meatchopscanada Mobile Meat Shop: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rangelandmobilemeatshop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rangelandmobilemeatshop/ Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to Peavey Mart
44:30
July 22, 2021
Animal Rescue: Hope For Wildlife
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart On this episode, Ian has a chat with Hope Swinimer, the director for Hope For Wildlife, a charitable wildlife rehabilitation and education organization located in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. Since 1997, Hope For Wildlife has rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 40,000 injured and orphaned wild animals representing over 250 species. In addition to the ongoing provision of care they offer, Hope for Wildlife aims to connect people to wildlife in a positive way through knowledge and understanding. Every year, they assist over 10,000 callers through their wildlife helpline, welcome thousands of visitors to their facilities for tours, give hundreds of offsite educational presentations to community and school groups, and collect a wide range of data from animals treated at their rehabilitation centre. Hope For Wildlife is also the focus of a television series that is currently in its 10th season of production. https://www.hopeforwildlife.net/ https://www.facebook.com/hopeforwildlife/ https://www.instagram.com/hopeforwildlife/ Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to Peavey Mart
45:53
July 8, 2021
Vermicomposting: Digging In The Dirt
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart On this episode, Ian has a chat with Cathy Nesbitt, a Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters, an environmental business specializing in vermicomposting. Established in 2002, Cathy's environmental business is a leading edge answer to our organic waste problem. Cathy's Crawly Composters endeavours to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill. Through inspirational story telling and an incredible sense of humour, Cathy has raised the level of awareness about environmental conservation. Cathy's thought-provoking style of speaking inspires individuals to take action and do something. And, as if that wasn't enough to keep one person to busy, in addition to her environmental business, Cathy also teaches sprout growing and laughter yoga.  https://www.cathyscomposters.com https://www.facebook.com/CathysCrawlyComposters https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathynesbitt/ https://www.youtube.com/user/rhgn2112 https://twitter.com/Squirm Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to Peavey Mart
50:22
June 24, 2021
Exploring The Back Road: Jeep Life
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart In this episode, our host Ian Sherwood has a chat with Aldo and Darsh, who moved to Canada from India in 2017. After living and working in Toronto for over 2 years, they realized that they didn’t know a lot about the country they called home. So they gathered their savings, quit their jobs and started exploring Canada in their Jeep Wrangler JL. Their journey began February of 2020, but was cut short by the pandemic in April (only 2 months into their trip). With no sign of travel restrictions being lifted, they put the Jeep into park and shifted their sense of adventure to building an off-the-grid cabin in Nova Scotia. Several months, lots of tough decisions, blood, sweat and tears later, their off-grid cabin by the lake was complete. They now sneak off on weekend adventures, exploring the backroads of Nova Scotia. They share their experiences on PROJECT JEEPLIFE (Instagram, YouTube & Facebook) and aim to continue living a life filled with Travel-Overlanding-Off-Grid Living and anything else life throws at them. https://www.instagram.com/projectjeeplife/ https://www.facebook.com/projectjeeplife/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ProjectJeeplife/ Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to Peavey Mart
43:07
June 10, 2021
Hummingbirds: Jewel Of The North
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart On this episode, Ian Sherwood chats with Country grown, native Albertan Michael Wiens, who is known for his passion for birding and overall intrigue with nature. With his wife’s green thumb he learned the art of gardening and combined it with hummingbirding to form a lifelong passion. He has marveled in the rewards of growing their own hummingbird garden and the extensive research of the Ruby-throated hummingbird, and applied it to a well thought out book on attracting these extraordinary little creatures to their country get away. www.therubythroat.com Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to Peavey Mart
44:01
May 27, 2021
RV living: Tales From The Open Road
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart In this episode, host Ian Sherwood has a chat with The Hinters, whose full-time RVing adventure began in May 2015. They listed their place for sale and started selling their belongings and by October of that year, they hit the road, exploring most of Western Canada, until COVID forced them to press pause on their nomadic lifestyle. They loaded their lives into their 2006 30-foot Carriage fifth wheel and headed out for the great outdoors where they found a level of adventure, tranquility and  community that has largely been lost to the fast-paced hectic world we all  live in. The Hinters share their RV lifestyle on their YouTube channel: RV Life Canadian Style. https://www.youtube.com/c/CanadianRVLife/videos Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to Peavey Mart
43:43
May 13, 2021
Outdoor Spaces: Beyond Decks
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart In this episode, host Ian Sherwood has a chat with Paul Lafrance,  host of HGTV’s Decked Out, Disaster Decks, Custom Built, Deck Wars, a judge on Canada’s Handyman Challenge, and co-host on the HGTV hit show, Home to Win. Most commonly known as the “Deck Guy” both in the Reality TV macrocosm as well as in the average North American home, Paul is also a musician and songwriter, the founder and head designer of the international design company, Paul Lafrance Design, and has nearly completed his training as a Jedi Master. Since 1997, he’s been designing and installing everything from custom built homes, interior transformations, and corporate projects, but is best known for his cutting-edge backyard retreats. Paul and his wife, Janna, live with their four teenage daughters on the shores of Georgian Bay. “I’m passionate about helping people find their own personal place to rest in a world that’s gone crazy.” http://www.paullafrancedesign.com/ www.BackyardRevolutionTV.com Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to Peavey Mart
37:49
April 29, 2021
Racing Pigeons: Flight To The Finish
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart In this episode, host Ian Sherwood has a chat with David Ottaway, a racing pigeon enthusiast for 53 years. David started with racing pigeons in 1968 and was the President of the Up North Combine for nine years and a Canadian Racing Pigeon Union Director for one term as well. David has raced with success in 6 different clubs across Ontario for over 49 years. For the last 4 years, he has resided in Nova Scotia and manages the Central Nova Racing Pigeon Club as a Race Secretary and many other jobs as needed since 2017. https://www.southshorelofts.ca/ Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level.  For more information go to Peavey Mart
41:01
April 15, 2021
Self Sustenance: Lovin Off The Land
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart. In this episode, Ian talks to Chris Hall and Stef Lowey from Lovin Off The Land, who have challenged themselves to only eat what they Catch, Grow, Harvest or Raise for an entire YEAR! This includes everything right down to the basics, such as sugar, salt and flour. Their journey began when they lost their jobs at the Poet’s Cove Resort due to the pandemic. They moved to Hall’s family cabin and half acre farm on Pender Island, British Columbia, whee they now raise pigs, chickens, turkeys and bees, plus they maintain a year-long garden and fish and forage for crabs, seaweed and halibut from the ocean, right at their doorstep. They are currently about 7 months through their journey, with their challenge scheduled to end on Aug 3, 2021. They have been documenting their journey on the Connected To The Land website. https://connectedtotheland.info/lovin-off-the-land FB: @Lovinofftheland http://www.youtube.com/lovinofftheland Instagram: @lovinofftheland Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
43:02
April 1, 2021
Bee Rescue: Following The Swarm
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart. In this episode, Ian sits down and talks to Bruce and Joanne, the founders of Ontario Bee Rescue, a collective of over 100 beekeepers all over Ontario, dedicated to saving the honeybees and the humane removal and relocation of honey bee swarms and established honeybee colonies. They operate from a small hobby farm of 5 acres surrounded by over 180 acres of parkland, Meadowlily Nature Preserve and Meadowlily Woods in London Ontario. http://www.MeadowlilyFarm.com http://www.OntarioBee Rescue.com https://www.facebook.com/MeadowlilyFarm https://www.facebook.com/OntarioBeeRescue Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
46:22
March 18, 2021
Winter Cooking: Comfort Food
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart. In this episode, Ian sits down and talks to Lindsay Cameron Wilson, a writer, podcaster, recipe developer, former television host and student of photography. Her work revolves around food – as an ingredient, a theme, a metaphor and a portal into story. She hosts and co-produces The Food Podcast, a show where she uses conversation, story, music and sound to explore these themes around food.  Her past work includes co-authoring a series of cookbooks, hosting a cooking show called Lovefood, and writing a regular food column. She can be usually found in her downtown Halifax kitchen, where she lives with her husband and three boys. IG @thefoodpodcast IG  @lindsaycameronwilson  www.lindsaycameronwilson.ca  www.thefoodpodcast.com Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
46:43
March 4, 2021
The Dog Sled: Mushing Forward
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart.  In this episode, Ian sits down and talks to Jereme Arsenault, owner/operator of Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours. Located in Canmore, Alberta, Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours was founded in 1983 by Jereme’s parents, Connie and Charles Arsenault when Canmore was a quiet coal mining town. Surprisingly, sled dog tours were non-existent back in the early 1980’s. On December 1st, 1983 Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours sent out it’s first commercial sled dog team and blazed the trail for sled dog touring operators in the Bow Valley.  Since then, they have grown from 1 dog team and 10 sled dogs to 16 dog teams and 180 sled dogs respectfully! To Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, it has always been about the remarkable and beautiful sled dogs in their care. https://www.snowyowltours.com https://www.facebook.com/SnowyOwlSledDogTours/ Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
59:47
February 18, 2021
The Urban Farmer: Winter Growing
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart. In this episode, Ian sits down and talks to Curtis Stone, a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist.  Curtis’ farm, Green City Acres is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada and was established in 2010. In an eight month growing season, the farm generates over $75,000 per year on only one third of an acre. This is done by specializing in a select group of high value, quick growing crops that allow for multiple plantings in the same beds as well as calculated intercropping strategies. The farm has been recognized internationally, as flag ship example of how profitable and productive urban agriculture can be. https://www.youtube.com/user/urbanfarmercstone https://www.facebook.com/GreenCityAcres Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
47:44
February 4, 2021
Maple Syrup: Nectar Of The Gods
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart. In this episode, Ian sits down and talks to Maple Syrup expert Tom Shaw. Shaw Catering / the Shaw Family Farm has a very rich history. Located in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, the original farm was purchased in 1858 as a pig farm and to harvest firewood, and it has been in the family ever since. The first maple syrup was produced on the farm in 1904. Tom Shaw has a diploma of agriculture from the University of Guelph, and is a fifth generation syrup maker. https://www.shawscatering.com Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
52:32
January 21, 2021
Ice Fishing: Frozen Connections
Welcome to the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart.  In this episode, Ian sits down and talks to Jay Siemens, an ex-fishing guide and a professional cinematographer.  On an endless search for the perfect shot, Jay takes you on his outdoors adventures across the globe while teaching and sharing his story along the way. His YouTube channel has over 67,000 subscribers and is an outlet for him to share and teach of his loves of fishing, hunting, videography, and everything in between. Jay recently made the move to Kenora, Ontario where he spends his days fishing in NW Ontario, Manitoba, and beyond. https://www.facebook.com/jaysiemensmedia/ https://www.instagram.com/jay_siemens https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1QtG1n01F7z7fb4qhMOxqg https://twitter.com/jay_siemens Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
43:40
January 7, 2021
Luckett Vineyards: Wine and Agritourism
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by AMSOIL On this episode, Ian has a chat with the amazing Pete Luckett Like many business adventurers, Pete’s early success encouraged him to push the boundaries and test the waters. He crossed the Atlantic in 1979, spending several years exploring culinary experiences. With a new global perspective he was ready to settle down and take Atlantic Canada by storm. He grew from a single retail outlet in New Brunswick in 1982, to one of Atlantic Canada’s best known and loved brands...Pete’s Frootique. Landing in Nova Scotia in 1992, Pete grew his grocery business, now known as "Pete’s Fine Foods” , a multi-million dollar retail with locations in Halifax and Bedford, Nova Scotia. For 14 years Pete also appeared on the national television program, Midday, where he extolled the flavour and health virtues of exotic fruits and vegetables. His weekly newspaper column and books feature exciting recipes. His food adventure television series, The Food Hunter, aired internationally for 3 seasons and enticed consumers from the comfort of their armchairs. In 2011 Pete launched Luckett Vineyards. Nestled in the hillsides of Nova Scotia’s enchanting Gaspereau Valley, the vineyard offers stunning views of the Minas Basin and Blomidon and is beautifully positioned to take advantage of a fertile terroir. Luckett Vineyards produces wines true to the maritime climate and showcase the local grape varietals that truly are worth phoning home about. Inspired to build the Luckett Vineyard brand, Pete announced the sale of his grocery retail and wholesale business to Sobeys in 2015. The move from a perishable business to a product that only grows better with age, Luckett Vineyards is Pete’s new calling. But he’ll always have a Tooodleeedooo!! for anyone that passes by! Facebook: @luckettvineyards Instagram: @luckettvineyards Thanks once again to this week's sponsor AMSOIL AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Motor Oil and Lubricants provide optimum performance for your cars, trucks, SUV’s, motorcycles, boats, 2 cycle, equipment and machinery. AMSOIL Synthetic Oils and Lubricants also provide the best protection for your investment, extend equipment life, lower operating and fuel costs, and provide environmentally friendly solutions. Since 1972, AMSOIL Products have provided leading edge, benchmark, quality performance recognized by motorists, sports enthusiasts, racers, boaters, farmers and ranchers, and fleet and industrial managers as the best and most cost-effective choice for increasing engine and equipment performance, reducing maintenance costs, and extending vehicle and equipment life.
44:32
December 24, 2020
Indoor Growing: Year-Round Sustenance
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by AMSOIL On this episode, Ian has a chat with Anna Esau, founder of Northern Homestead, an amazing blog about cold climate urban homesteading!  The Esau family moved to Alberta, Canada in the fall of 2007. Little did they know how long Canadian winters are. By March, they were sure that green grass was just around the corner. We all know, it was not. Instead it snowed some more. In late May spring finally arrived followed by a short, cool summer. Nevertheless, Anna decided to take the plunge into gardening in cold climate, and did not stop when snow and ice covered the ground in any of the summer months. Her husband Jakob played a significant role in growing food, from preparing their first raised bed at a rented house to building a Geodesic Dome greenhouse and installing south-facing windows for a winter garden. Anna is the writer and gardener at Northern Homestead, a personal blog about year round growing, preserving and preparing plant food in cold climate: www.northernhomestead.com www.facebook.com/northernhomestead www.instagram.com/northernhomestead Thanks once again to this week's sponsor AMSOIL AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Motor Oil and Lubricants provide optimum performance for your cars, trucks, SUV’s, motorcycles, boats, 2 cycle, equipment and machinery. AMSOIL Synthetic Oils and Lubricants also provide the best protection for your investment, extend equipment life, lower operating and fuel costs, and provide environmentally friendly solutions. Since 1972, AMSOIL Products have provided leading edge, benchmark, quality performance recognized by motorists, sports enthusiasts, racers, boaters, farmers and ranchers, and fleet and industrial managers as the best and most cost-effective choice for increasing engine and equipment performance, reducing maintenance costs, and extending vehicle and equipment life.
42:35
December 10, 2020
The Winterized Wardrobe
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by AMSOIL  On this week’s show, Ian talks with travel blogger Matt Bailey, a “quintessential Canadian” and co-founder of MUST DO CANADA, which is exactly what it sounds like; a collection of the best activities, attractions and adventures from coast to coast to coast. Matt has spent the past 10 years with his partner Karla, travelling to 42 countries spanning six continents, giving him the expertise to plan amazing trips and, as he explains to Ian, what exactly you should be wearing during those cold cold Canadian winters.  www.mustdocanada.com www.mustdocanada.com/what-to-wear-for-the-winter-season-in-canada www.livelimitless.net Thanks once again to this week's sponsor AMSOIL   AMSOIL Premium Synthetic Motor Oil and Lubricants provide optimum performance for your cars, trucks, SUV’s, motorcycles, boats, 2 cycle, equipment and machinery. AMSOIL Synthetic Oils and Lubricants also provide the best protection for your investment, extend equipment life, lower operating and fuel costs, and provide environmentally friendly solutions. Since 1972, AMSOIL Products have provided leading edge, benchmark, quality performance recognized by motorists, sports enthusiasts, racers, boaters, farmers and ranchers, and fleet and industrial managers as the best and most cost-effective choice for increasing engine and equipment performance, reducing maintenance costs, and extending vehicle and equipment life.
41:32
November 26, 2020
Community Gardens: Growing Connections
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart. On this week's show, Ian learns all about the Butler Urban Farm Project from his very special guests Chris Torres and Bonnie Klohn. Chris is the Urban Farm Manager and Bonnie is the Finance and Policy Lead of the Kamloops Food Policy Council. Started in 2015, the Butler Urban Farm Project’s goals have been to grow as much food as possible in their modest urban garden, and also to provide opportunities for people in the community to engage in the food growing process. Currently run by the Kamloops Food Policy Council, the project has increased community interest in growing food and self-sufficiency. Everything they grow is organic, and they draw from principles of permaculture and regenerative agriculture to create rich, productive soil that can produce nutrient-rich vegetables. In 2020, the Kamloops Food Policy Council was awarded the annual Community Agricultural Grant from Peavey Industries for the project. www.kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil.com Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
43:46
November 12, 2020
Yellow Brick Road Farms: A Generational Hobby
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Mr. Heater. In this episode, host Ian Sherwood talks to Jennifer Spencer, a 'too-many-generations-to-count' homesteader/farmer. She loves advocating for the good things in life: self-sufficiency, inspiration, and purpose. Her Yellow Brick Road Farm is on an acre of land on Cape Sable Island (not the one with the horses….well they do have horses but it's not THAT Sable Island). Cape Sable Island is located on the very Southwest tip of Nova Scotia, Canada and it is very MUCH a fishing village.  Jennifer and her husband Trevor, the reluctant farmer, raised their four children there: Courtney, married to Big Luke and living on their own with grandsons Owen and Oliver ; Logan, 19 living on his own as he finishes up becoming an Electrician; Charlize 16; and Little Luke 12. https://yellowbrickroadfarm.ca Facebook @yellowbrickroadfarm A special thanks to this episode's sponsor, Mr. Heater - North America's most popular brand of portable heaters and accessories. Keep Warm. Stay Comfortable. You can find more information on Mr. Heater by going to their socials below. http://www.mrheater.com  Instagram: @mrheater Twitter: @mrheater Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrheaterproducts Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/mrheater
48:38
October 29, 2020
The Hunter Conservationist: The Natural Balance
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Mr. Heater.  In this episode, host Ian Sherwood talks to Mark Hall. Mark is the host of The Hunter Conservationist podcast https://thehunterconservationist.com/podcast/and the ‘Round Canada podcast https://thehunterconservationist.com/round-canada-podcast/  Both these podcasts are dedicated to creating nuanced conversations in science, conservation and responsible hunting in Canada. Mark is also a writer, public speaker and film narrator. Mark has been a hunter all his life and takes responsibility to advance people’s understanding of hunting and conservation in Canada. His ability to fuse his knowledge of wildlife, conservation and science and combine them with his perspectives on hunting produces balanced and thought-provoking conversations that resonate on a personal level with audiences. A special thanks to this episode's sponsor, Mr. Heater - North America's most popular brand of portable heaters and accessories. Keep Warm. Stay Comfortable. You can find more information on Mr. Heater by going to their socials below. http://www.mrheater.com  Instagram: @mrheater Twitter: @mrheater Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrheaterproducts Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/mrheater
46:40
October 15, 2020
Resistance Cuisine: Taste of Resiliency
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Mr. Heater. In this episode, host Ian Sherwood talks to Chef Rich Francis. Since 2010, Rich Francis has been working to raise the profile of modern indigenous cuisine.  He is a graduate from the Stratford (Ontario) Chef's School and has worked in many high profile kitchens, including Splendido in Toronto and Tabla in New York City. He is currently the Chef/Proprietor at Aboriginal Culinary Concepts.  He was a finalist on Top Chef Canada (2014), a principal on Red Chef Revival (2019) and is the host of an upcoming program called Wild Game (2020). A special thanks to this episode's sponsor, Mr. Heater - North America's most popular brand of portable heaters and accessories.  Keep Warm. Stay Comfortable.  You can find more information on Mr. Heater by going to their socials below.  http://www.mrheater.com  Instagram: @mrheater   Twitter: @mrheater   Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrheaterproducts Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/mrheater
41:20
October 1, 2020
Our Home : The Wellness Garden
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by LEM Products. On this week's episode, Ian talks to Laurie Thompson, the Principal of Kikino School, on the Kikino Metis Settlement (180km NE of Edmonton, Alberta). The Kikino School was recently awarded the Community Agriculture Grant by Peavey Industries for, ‘Let’s Grow Together’, an initiative in support of a traditional medicines and healing garden for the students that will ultimately benefit the entire community. In the Cree language, “KIKINO” means “Our home” Laurie Thompson says: “Our children and families will learn that health does not come from a place that is broken. This wellness garden will teach us all that mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health is a continuous cycle of rejuvenation that requires ongoing care and action. Just like the plants that do not thrive alone, our garden will teach us the health that can be found in families." Thanks once again to this week's sponsor LEM Products.  LEM is the leader in home processing. They deliver high quality processing equipment and supplies to the do-it-yourself hunter, home processor and homesteader at competitive prices. Their wide array of products allows the home processor to make delicious sausage, jerky, ground meat and snacks while controlling the healthy content of the foods they provide for their family.  In today’s world, an increasing number of households are looking for better ways to safely prepare and preserve food. Whether it’s grinding your own beef, making jerky or snacks or vacuum sealing bulk purchases, LEM has everything you need. It’s all they do!  For more information go to www.lemproducts.com
48:33
September 17, 2020
Canning: Preserving The Harvest
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by LEM Products. On this week's episode, Ian talks to Kiri Martin, from Our Little Suburban Farmhouse. If Kiri Martin could sum herself up in just one sentence it would be this: She's just a suburban city girl, who wishes she was a country girl. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand, raised in Toronto and currently lives in Pickering. She has been slowly taking over her entire backyard, front yard and even down the side of her house to grow food. While currently a micro homesteader, she has dreams of one day packing it up, buying some land and starting a full-time homestead.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourlittlesuburbanfarmhouse/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ourlittlesuburbanfarmhouse/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClLyeDtOUCoZhUfxlHbjddw Thanks once again to this week's sponsor LEM Products.  LEM is the leader in home processing. They deliver high quality processing equipment and supplies to the do-it-yourself hunter, home processor and homesteader at competitive prices. Their wide array of products allows the home processor to make delicious sausage, jerky, ground meat and snacks while controlling the healthy content of the foods they provide for their family.  In today’s world, an increasing number of households are looking for better ways to safely prepare and preserve food. Whether it’s grinding your own beef, making jerky or snacks or vacuum sealing bulk purchases, LEM has everything you need. It’s all they do!  For more information go to www.lemproducts.com
36:49
September 3, 2020
BBQ: Fire and Smoke
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart. On this week's episode, Ian talks to Rob Reinhardt, Pitmaster and Owner of Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ Rob has a long history of being an Influencer in the world of Canadian BBQ – long before such things were measured by Likes and Followers. In addition to being the Pitmaster and Owner of Prairie Smoke & Spice BBC, Rob also runs Canada’s largest BBQ School, with over 3000 students and organizes a KCBS-sanctioned BBQ festival in Saskatchewan. Rob serves as President of Canadian Barbecue Society and is former director of the Pacific Northwest BBQ Society. He is a certified BBQ Judge. Instagram: prairiebbq Twitter: @Prairie_smoke Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrairieBBQ/ Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
43:32
August 20, 2020
Black Gold: The Dirt on Soil
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart.  On this week's episode, Ian talks about soil and soil health with soil scientist, Ashley Labrecque. Ashley lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has a degree majoring in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan in College of Agriculture & Bioresources. Over the years, she has worked in a large range of research & development departments for various different large companies such as Bayer CropScience, Dow Agro Science, & Novozymes.  Her research has ranged from testing innoculants, pesticide approval trials, and wheat breeding. She now works in the fertilizer industry and specifically with anhydrous ammonia. She started a YouTube channel dedicated to the science of gardening because she believes science is the best way to get back to the basics. Her goal is to cut out the noise of plant hacks and complicated planting plans and empower her audience to focus on one vegetable or flower at a time. Twitter: @ShamelessRoman2 Youtube: Gardening in Canada Facebook: Gardening in Canada Instagram: gardeningincanada Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart.                                                            Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies.   Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level.   For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
46:45
August 6, 2020
Homecooking: Serving Up The Sunshine
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart www.peaveymart.com On this week's episode, Ian's guest is cooking aficionado and former MasterChef Canada contestant, Meg Tucker  Meg Tucker has spent the last 25 years in marketing and media. After 10 years as a project manager for a top Toronto marketing firm, Meg began her radio career in Toronto as an entertainment correspondent for CHUM FM working alongside Marilyn Denis and Roger Ashby. After 3 years of red carpet interviews Meg threw her hat in the ring to co-host morning radio in Calgary. For the next 12 years Meg was up at 3:45am waking Albertans in Calgary and Red Deer. Through all of this, Meg always found time for cooking and in 2013 was also a top 25 finalist on MasterChef Canada. She also created her own kids cooking show called Just One Bite with Shaw TV where she encouraged 4-7 year olds to TRY new foods! Now Meg shines the social spotlight on amazing brands and businesses as well as teaches online cooking classes to kids, teens and families! FOOD IS LOVE! You can register for classes at cookwithmeg.com! Facebook: Meg Tucker Talks Twitter: @Tuckermeg Instagram: @Tuckermeg Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart. Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
44:25
July 30, 2020
Outdoor Growing: Food For Thought
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart www.peaveymart.com On this week's episode, Ian talks about outdoor growing and food choice with Southern Ontario farmer and founder of Fresh Air Media, Andrew Campbell. https://www.thefreshair.ca/ https://www.youtube.com/c/FreshAirFarmer https://twitter.com/FreshAirFarmer https://www.instagram.com/freshairfarmer/ https://www.facebook.com/FreshAirFarmer Thanks once again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart.  Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies. Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’, we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun… or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level. For more information go to www.peaveymart.com
47:18
July 23, 2020
Beekeeping: What's the buzz?
Welcome to the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Armstrong Bird Food www.armstrongbirdfood.com   On this week's episode, Ian's guest is Ian Steppler from Steppler Farms . Ian manages a 1200-1500 hive apiary on a farm near Miami, Manitoba, and runs a successful YouTube blog called A Canadian Beekeeper’s Blog.   Thanks again to this week's sponsor Armstrong Bird Food.  Bird feeders are a great way to bring nature to your backyard. It lets you enjoy birds right outside your window… and is also great for getting kids away from their screens!  If you want the most popular yard on the block, look for Armstrong Bird Food at your local Peavey Mart, TSC or Ace Hardware store. Armstrong has high quality blends to attract a wide variety of beautiful backyard birds. Visit www.armstrongbirdfood.com for more info.  Armstrong Bird Food… feeding Blue Jays and other feathered friends since 1986.   Facebook @armstrongbirdfood  Instagram @armstrong_birdfood  Twitter @armstrong_bird
32:01
July 16, 2020
New To The Farm: Young Agrarians
On this week's episode of the Connected To The Land podcast, sponsored by McKenzie Seeds, Ian learns all about the Young Agrarians with help from his guest Dana Penrice, a Manitoban farmer and the Prairie Program manager for Young Agrarians (YA). With YA, Dana is working to grow the next generation of ecological farmers in Alberta and is committed to creating farmer-to-farmer relationships and helping new and young farmers navigate the opportunities and challenges of starting to farm. Web | youngagrarians.org  Twitter: @youngagrarians Instagram: @youngagrarians  Flickr: youngagrarians Thanks again to this week's episode sponsor: McKenzie Seeds, Canada’s leading supplier of packaged seeds and gardening related products. Dedication to superior product selection and the highest quality standards have made McKenzie the #1 choice with Canadian gardeners since 1896.  McKenzie - your one-stop shop for all your gardening needs including packet seeds, seed starting supplies, indoor gardening, plant fertilizer, lawn seed, onions, seed potatoes, wildflowers and so much more.  124 years of quality products speaks for itself. You can be assured of top quality seed, guaranteed to grow. Beginners and experts alike will be enticed by tried and true seed varieties as well as new and exciting variety introductions.  McKenzie – Trusted by Canadian gardeners since 1896.  For more information go to McKenzieseeds.com
54:48
July 9, 2020
Backyard Hens: Home To Roost
On this episode of the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart www.peaveymart.com,  Ian learns all about the world of backyard hens with help from his guests Dr. Frank Robinson and Linda Johnson.  Dr. Robinson is a professor of Poultry Production and Physiology at the University of Alberta. For over 35 years he has been researching aspects of chicken reproduction and teaching university students and the general public about poultry production. He was also the founder of the U of A Heritage Chicken Program. Linda Johnson is a resident of Edmonton and was part of Edmonton’s backyard hen pilot project. She is a huge fan of her urban hens and loves finding new ways to connect with the land and develop personal food security.  Thanks again to this week's sponsor Peavey Mart.  Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies.  Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’,we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun... or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level.
52:04
July 2, 2020
Backyard Birding: How Birds Keep Us Grounded
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Connected To The Land Podcast, sponsored by Peavey Mart https://www.peaveymart.com/ On this episode, Ian's guest is Jody Allair, from Birds Canada. As an avid birder and naturalist, Jody shares his enthusiasm for the natural world, and shows Ian that one of the greatest connections to the land can be experienced right from our own backyards. To follow Jody's birding exploits, he can be found HERE on twitter and HERE on instagram.  Peavey Mart stores are rooted in the communities we serve and we are ‘connected to the land’ in the same way our customers are. Whether you are an urban farmer, backyard chicken aficionado, traditional rancher or anything in between, we offer just the right mix of homesteading, outdoor adventure, DIY, yard and garden, outdoor and work wear, husbandry, livestock and pet supplies.  Whether you’re a ‘dabbler’ or ‘all-in’,we are here to help and strive to offer a range of products that will meet the unique needs of our customers. Peavey Mart will always be there with the tools, equipment, indoor or outdoor wares, seed or feed - for everyday work, fun... or ‘connecting to the land’ on a whole new level.
48:43
June 22, 2020