Seasons of Change

The past few months have been marked by changes which will continue throughout the summer and fall. In February my father suffered a fall...

So long 2020! Bring on 2021!

I know that we're not alone in being glad to see the end of 2020. It has definitely been a year of challenges in many ways. Yet, for...

Time to Catch Up!

It's a cold, rainy October day and I'm sitting on the couch thinking about what's been going on at the farm and in our lives over the...

Spring is on its way....I hope!

More signs of spring are arriving everyday. The sun is stronger. The days are getting longer. The goats are shedding. The bees are...

Keeping busy and staying warm.

Well, what a month! Everyone was battling with record cold temperatures in January, us included. Living in snow belt country definitely...

A New Year!

Well, the snow squalls have subsided for now. Winter has finally settled in. After finishing the morning chores, we're sitting in the...

Another year is winding down...

We're finally settling down by the wood stove on a Sunday afternoon after having been to visit our parents and coming home to finish our...

Settling in to Fall.

The temperatures have finally fallen.  The nights are better for sleeping, the animals are more relaxed, and canning season is drawing to...

A busy spring!

Relaxing in the heat! Chilling in the shade. The pond is finally in. A cooling nibble. Still waiting to try this out! The flock is...

Another lamb!

Our second little lamb, Lily, arrived May 4. If you remember, that was the day of the wild wind storm in southern Ontario. Of course,...

Busy times. Lots to share!

It was a busy and unpredictable time at the farm this past month. The cold weather persisted and we even ran out of firewood. Piglets...

The sheep have been sheared.

Last Friday the sheep were sheared (shorn?). Although still very cold, we had to have it done as the ewes will start lambing in a few...

Getting familiar

A cute video of what it's like in a stall with 17 piglets.

Weaning Day!

Well, yesterday was weaning day. We've been dreading it since the piglets were born. Weaning pastured pigs is a lot trickier than with...

Spring??

Well, spring made a brief appearance at the farm. The bees were buzzing, the sap was running, the animals had a few good days lazing in...

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