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…

Come Home To Roost

As some of you may know, we pasture our animals in portable, secure structures that grassfed industry types call ‘tractors’.  They keep our animals on fresh grass daily, allowing them a clean and natural living environment that supplements their diets with a salad bar (bacon…