I read. A lot. Always looking for new ideas and inspiration. Silvopastoral systems have been one of my most passionate new interests. I love trees and I love animals, putting these things together just seems natural to me. So, when I heard about this Dehesa system in Spain and Portugal where they raise pigs under … More Our Iberian Pork Hunt
Hi all. It’s been far too long since I’ve shared, and I apologize, for I had the best of intentions, as always. As soon as that working weather starts, we just don’t stop around here until the cold and rain drives us back inward once more. It is fall. And since late summer I have … More Magnificent Mushrooms
This is our second winter here in the Kawarthas now; we are more prepared than the last one and despite the cold, I’m enjoying it more. The chickens are all tucked in their insulated cackellac. Warming up nicely during the bright days. No eggs for some time now but I’m hoping they will start laying … More Winter on the Farm
In the past, we have been fortunate to have the apple pulp from the cider press at the Bousfield’s organic orchard in Milton to feed our pigs. Well I’m thrilled to say we now also feed a selection of locally grown and processed hemp byproducts to the piggies and chickens too!!! And I’m still picking … More Happy Hemp Hogs ❤️
I generally don’t like tractors. They are loud, smelly, dangerous, burn fossil fuels… yuck. Hubby, lives for tractors. They are strong, reliable, and extremely useful. Why can’t we use horses? Please. Well if I’ve learned one big lesson over the years, it’s that every tool has its use. And tractors are so incredibly useful on … More One little thing at a time….
Well friends, the time has come, we are nearing the end of Featherstone in Lowville and beginning a new chapter in Omemee. Say what!?! Omemee is an indigenous name for pigeon, our new farm is near the pigeon river and apparently the fishing is fantastic. We have begun the process to move farm, family and … More A new beginning…
As many of you know, we are tenants here on our farm and the farm has been sold. We have loved growing our family and business here with you all in North Burlington over the last 6 years. Now, the time for change has come, we are required to move on from our farm here … More The Big News
For children young and old Drop by this Saturday or Sunday to cuddle the newly hatched and take some photos. By donation in support of the farm move fund. As some of you may know, we are tenant stewards of this beautiful farm and it may be our time in the next while to … More Chick Pics day at Featherstone!
Good morning friends. It is a cold and rainy morning here on the farm. So cold in fact, my young birds are not going outside for the day, they’re going to stay in the house where it’s a little cosier and a little warmer. But the quail and the chickens are both doing well. … More April Rains
hello again. It’s been a while. I always seem to stop posting when we get really busy in the early summer and am able to start up again late winter. So here I am. As you may or may not know, we just returned from a lovely family vacation in the Yucatan peninsula and Chiapas, … More Long time….