Farming has been challenging for the past ten years and yet we faced another challenge on the 20th when Kevin’s house burned to the ground in less than an hour. No one was injured, but they escaped with only what they were wearing, two cats, one dog and a jumping frog. They have been supported by friends and neighbors as they begin a new chapter in their lives.
Finally the sun has come with warm temps so all of the green plants in the house are being transplanted to the greenhouse. The 100 plus tomato plants are doing well and I look forward to the day they go into the ground.
April 30th I joined farmers and consumers to attend a rally at the New Brunswick legislative Assembly to support Bill 11, Local Food Security Act presented by David Coon, of the Green party. A few MLAs came out to talk with us and invited us to go to the gallery to listen to the debate which was held before the vote on the bill. 24 members of the Liberal party voted against the Bill which would have been a boost to the local food movement, consumers and small farmers of New Brunswick. We were asked to leave the gallery when the youth President asked the 24 Liberal MLAs to tell us why they did not support the Bill. Minister Doucet continues to talk about consultations. The Act had provisions for consultations. It appears someone higher up than farmers on the food chain doesn’t want the Bill passed and instructed the government. I had hoped this government would be a government for the people, not a government for the few as we now have in Ottawa.
I would like to know what consumers think about Bill 11.