Farmers rarely go on vacation. Especially livestock farmers with a family. Prior to children and farm. I used to travel more. Work in Tropical countries. Stuff of winter dreams compared to what my recent winters have lovingly and chillingly been. I decided it was time. We needed that time away from home that makes the … More Farmers on Vacation 2015
Plant Allies I love my hubby, our children, our animals, but i also really love our plants. I love our domestic, cultivated plants, but I also love the wild or naturalized ones that just happen to show up, usually when you need them. One of my absolute faves is Stinging Nettle aka Urtica dioica. She … More Nettles are nice
I’m almost, still, in disbelief. That was such a long, cold winter, I think I almost forgot what warm sun on green living things smelled like. Heaven. Ah! Oh we’ve needed this. And the animals too. It’s time everyone gets out of the barn and into the sun and warmth. The laying hens will be … More Spring! It’s finally really here.
Yeah! I’m super excited to offer you all what I believe to be some of the best poultry you can buy. I’m a wee bit apprehensive as I’ll be running a new system with a bit of financial pressure but nothing like a fire under you to get you working hard right? We are buying … More Pastured Chicken
Dun coloured Belted Galloway. A rare cattle breed originating from south western Scotland. Whimsical, is our new 4yr old cow and Bronwyn, the smaller heifer, is her last years calf. Whimsical is about 8 months pregnant and is expecting her 3 rd calf in about a month. Those of you who know our history with … More Our new Lady Cows
Old man winter Aren’t you old Aren’t you cold. I am. Time for spring So get your things Get going. Well. Foot high snow drifts and -25 night temps certainly don’t surprise me at this point. The end is near and I can still rejoice a little inside. In the warmth. 🙂 We are excitedly … More It ain’t over yet.
Another in my “I’ve heard you ask” series of blog posts. Goat meat: what do I make with that? One word. Curry. But before I get to that. Did you know goat meat accounts for approximately 63% of meat consumed worldwide? It’s huge in North Africa, south east Asia and the Caribbean. It is leaner … More What do you do with goat meat?
When we started farming, I learned that chickens could lay eggs in more colors than just white and brown. I was so excited. I went on a hunt to find all the most beautiful birds that would lay the whole rainbow of colours for me. It took me a few years. But I have been … More Hatching chicks
I had a number of customers ask me about jerky. I like jerky. Never made it before but thought I should give it a go. Well as you may have noticed from the fb page, it came out delicious. I’ve made 2 batches so far. The first one, I did almost everything wrong but the … More Jerky