Some updates

Well, it’s been a while since we posted anything on our website (we’re a little better on our Facebook page). So it’s time to let everyone know what we’ve been up to around the farm.

The biggest update is that we’ve sold our second farm near Zurich which, unfortunately, means that we are no longer making any maple syrup as the bush at the home farm is mostly Ash firewood.

We are still raising our Berkshire pigs, Katahdin lambs as well as our certified organic Angus beef and eggs. We still have a few Muscovy ducks as well.

The last year meant we have been able to focus more as everything is one location, rather than running between farms. It also meant we needed some more storage and we got that with the new shed.

We have been busy in the summer at the Farmers’ markets in Grand Bend, Exeter and Bayfield and in the winter at the Maker’s Market in Goderich.

That’s it. Short and sweet.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Winter is almost over

It’s been a long, cold winter and we’ve been busy on the farm carrying water out to the barns and trying to replace the firewood for our furnace, but the season is almost over. I think.

The lambs have been lambing and the cattle have been calving and we’ve been chasing after all of them.

With that said I did manage to take a few photos of some of the snow around the farm, which are a lot nicer to look at than they were to take.

Here are a few of them.

Buy Local! Buy Fresh!

We received the brand new 2012-14 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! maps a few weeks ago. The BLBF map is released every couple of years through Huron-Perth Farm To Table.

For those who are interested in purchasing from, and supporting, local farmers a digital copy of the map is available, or you can pick one up from us at the farm or the markets.

If you haven’t been to the farm before, look us up and come for a visit.

And the pigs are out

This past weekend we let a few of our pigs outside to enjoy the nice, warm weather. The bonus is that they are also great at moving earth. We put them in our garden, which we plowed in the spring, in order to dig up some of the roots that had started to grow and some of the worms and grubs. They’re also able to find a few of the leftover potatoes, carrots, beets and other veggies that were in the garden. Our old horse trailer provides a bit of shelter if it gets windy or rains.

One of our young Berkshire boars.

Our Berkshire pigs eating some grain.