Category Archives: Shellfish Farming

Another Nor’ Easter Again

Alas, it’s the winter that wants to last, feel the arctic blast, nothing comes to pass. No fishing no fun, freezing where I come from, a month of nor Easters after we thought it was done. In the slow defrost, … Continue reading

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2017 another year bites the dust…

2017 has been a Whirlwind Kind of Year. Each week proving to be different and more jam packed than the previous one, and the trend continues up to the day I write this. As the new year approaches, it is … Continue reading

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A Friday in Musselville

In the morning the sweet steam from the cup of coffee fills my nose as I drive slowly through the rain and dark trying to break through my sleepy haze before arriving at work. The boat sits silently in the … Continue reading

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When the Days Start to Stretch and the Snow Melts

When the days start to stretch and the snow melts The west wind blows hard, but the bitter bite is gone The hibernating oyster farmer stretches his arms out, views the sunrise over the Bay, and assess if the wind … Continue reading

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Dirty Tech

“Oyster farming aint easy” so goes the old quote Half the time you’re sweating and dirty, the rest you’re fixing the boat When you’re down in the bilge on a bright summer day Just call your hydraulic company they’ll show … Continue reading

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Not Too Stressed

Stress is one of those double edged swords that can push somebody to max performance while breaking them down at the same time. Ultimately it has negative impacts on most things that it encounters, and shellfish are no different. If … Continue reading

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Rolled and Tumbled ~ by Mason Silkes

The summer blues are upon us once again, and tumble tumble tumble we must. After planting out a record number of oysters this season we have little time to catch our breath before it is time to dive back in … Continue reading

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Flying Drones used to Scare Nuisance Ducks away from Mussel Farm

2016 has been a busy year so far! With all the gear work squared away, and the winter dwindling away it is time to hit the water again, and prepare the farms for the spring. That restless feeling when the … Continue reading

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The Winter Works of SWF 2016

I am so humble When my alarm clock rings I grumble. Then I stumble outside to hear the diesel rumble. I am so in tune When the bay warms up marine-flora bloom Then I assume the oysters need to be … Continue reading

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Oysters Out to Sea

As the tempest rages, the oysters tremble in their cages unscathed by the wrath of the sea. For the storms here last longer, so the shells here get stronger from exposure without any mercy. 70 feet below the sea, and … Continue reading

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