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…

Chookin

Last summer, the dog ate two of our chickens (and then the dog found a new home).  We didn’t replace them because we weren’t sure if we were coming or going.  So now we’re farm sitting in Inverhuron, and we moved our birds into the…

3 Bags Full

Last January was rocky, and regularly unpleasant.  The start of 2012, by comparison has been as light and easy as the fluffy sheep who are my temporary charges. Our family has taken up with the Bourgeois, who own Philosopher’s Wool in beautiful Inverhuron.  We are…

Whole World

  Chewing over resolutions.  Mine usually involve fresh determination to keep our books in good order, nagging less, making new cheese.  These resolutions are light, and self effacing.  Life, land, love. Whatever hippy sentiment and sap I am rolling about in rises up and produces…

Plunking Away

Winter hasn’t clamped down on us yet, we may actually get a green Christmas.  I know we are supposed to be upset about warming weather, but when some years treat you to a full five months of 5 months of winter… visibility in December becomes…

Viva Las Vegas

Las Vegas was amazing.  Rekindled friendships, romance.  Refreshed our spirits.  Truly a spectacular adventure, too many fantastics to list.  I’d just be downright bragging if I even started. Thanks for the photos, Amina.  We’ll see you again soon.

If only…

…we had high speed internet.  If we did, I would have uploaded a video for you of Bob reading out loud, while Meeps practiced writing letters, and I would have titled the blog “This is What Homeschooling Looks Like”.  Which on that morning, was about…

Montreal Bound

Packing up for our first 4 night child free extravaganza in the history of our childbearing!  Only took five years, but we are ready to leave the nest and the nestlings behind. We are heading to the Montreal Tattoo Convention this weekend.  Scott still has…

Wrapping Up

It’s that time of year.  Chickens are long gone.  Pigs have gone to the butcher.  Turkeys went this morning and come back from the processor tonight.  [Pick up is 8pm, for those who have reservations!]  While I will miss my giant white lawn ornaments, I…

Albrecht Farm

Took some photos for our Amish neighbours, Israel & Ida Albrecht and made them a beautiful little Blurb book to show their customers how they operate.  Because a picture is worth 1,000 words!   If you are in the Kincardine area and would like their…