This is Going to Hurt

This is going to hurt me a lot more than it’s going to hurt you.  It’s the internet, and we are all here for the fantasy, I know.  You might be mad at me for a while, but I have everyone’s best interests at heart….

On meeting Joel Salatin

If I had not a line up of people behind me also waiting to converse with Joel Salatin, and if he had said to me, “Ashley, please tell me how you got here today, because I am so very interested”, this is what I would…

Sustainability

If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you that the power of positive thought brought me the biggest blessings of my life.  And while that remains an honest answer, I am truly happy to tell you today that I have…

So, You Think You Can Farm

1. Be comfortable with shit.  Talking about shit, smelling shit, touching shit, listening to critters shit, eating shit.  Yeah, you heard me.  I am not sure how it happens, but when we are raising broiler chickens, 1/3 times I go to fill up a chicken…

Gone to the Goats

We have kept Nigerian Dwarf Goats for the past five years.  I bought them because of their high butterfat content, because I didn’t desire a large quantity of milk, because they are cute.  We have milked them, eaten them, enjoyed them.  I have learned a…

Personally…

As a blogger, it doesn’t matter if you write about something as trivial as a dislike of a pop singer, or something as private as a decision to breastfeed… someone, somewhere is going to take it personally. We are allowed to disagree.  I don’t have…

Arrived Late to the Party

We’re coming up on Halloween, and we spent some time perusing websites for costumes to purchase.  I would love to say that I am going to design and sew the children’s costumes this year, but let’s be reasonable. While we were searching for the desired…

Montreal Tattoo Convention

Scott and I will be attending the Montreal Tattoo Convention next weekend.  Scott has some slots still available, so if you’re interested in getting work from him, please email him ASAP: sugarshacktattoo@hotmail.com I will be getting tattooed by Daveee Blows and David Glantz, lucky me! …

Anybody Home

Hi.   Believe it or not, I still have the internet.  In the month of May, we got connected at long last to HIGH SPEED internet.  This spring also saw the opening of a sushi restaurant in the town of Kincardine.  Folks, it is a…

On the Lam

Hey! Do me a favour. Read this link about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency slaughtering some very rare sheep with no justification. (And even a false document!) Montana & Fox are now up against the Canadian government, trying to appeal the condemnation of death for…