Various musings about our farm

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April 20, 2017

Organic Heirloom Seedlings Now Available

September 12, 2016

If you have found yourself questioning your faith in humanity lately, this story might just refresh you. As may of you know, we got Forrest (our donkey) and Dusty (our mini horse) on the August long weekend which was exactly six weeks ago. Since that time, Olivia (our...

September 5, 2016

Our 6 year old has decided that she is the 'In-Law-Mother' of our baby goat Monty. I will let her tell you all about him....

 We bought him at auction a few weeks ago and they literally passed him right over the fence of the auction ring into Charlie's waiting arms.  Th...

September 2, 2016

It has been a month since we brought Dusty and Forrest home. If you have been following along, you will know that when we got this mini horse he was a bag of bones with severely overgrown feet. Here he is now...

August 30, 2016

Knock Knock....

Who's there?

Big Red.

Big Red who?

Big Red your new rooster.

Thought I would drop by and say hello...nice sunroom you got here, but it could use some plants or something...

I pooped a little in your mudroom...maybe twice...hope you don't mind. Figured it need...

August 29, 2016

Yesterday we told you a bit about bringing home Dusty, the little mini horse stallion that was in rough shape earlier this month.  I am happy to report that his condition improves every day. He is coming out of his shell and is turning out to be a lovely little fellow....

August 27, 2016

So a few weeks ago we took a trip to go pick up our jack donkey 'Forrest' as you may recall. When we got there there was also a miniature horse stallion peeking out of a garden shed that the owners casually mentioned was also for sale. Our plan did not originally inclu...

August 26, 2016

Sometimes even the best, most experienced chicken folks get surprises. Such was the case with 'Slick Rick' who was purchased at an auction back in the spring as a pullet which is a young female and future laying hen. Silkies are one of the more difficult breeds in whic...

August 23, 2016

Back in March we picked up 5 heritage breed piglets that  at the time we had designs on sending to 'freezer camp' in the fall. They are Berkshire/Tamworth crosses which are a combination of old English breeds that are known for their excellent flavour and fantastic bac...

August 15, 2016

Our local hardware/farm supply store, Ace Peel Hardware in Caledon (otherwise known as 'my happy place') has helped us get a LOT of projects off the ground on our previous homestead and now here on our farm. When I started shopping there a couple of years ago, we were...

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