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Mi Alpaca Su Alpaca, New Farm Additions

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    We've been busy little beavers on the farm recently. The farm keeps us busy on most days; recently we added two new Alpacas to the farm, Muffin and Piper. No, we didn't pick the names but they are suiting … [Read more...]

Grain Farmers Rally Over Backlog and the Effect on Consumers

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  Saskatchewan grain farmers had a record crop last year with 2013 marking the third year in a row for exports from the province so why aren't they celebrating? Grain farmers from across Canada are rallying together over a backlog of bumper … [Read more...]

#Felfies are the New Revolution

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Yes, you read that right. #felfies or #felfie, as you see it, are the farm version of a #selfie and although that almost seems laughable, it's a serious revolution moving forward into 2014; serious.  If you take a look around on social media, you may … [Read more...]

Farmers Feed People #WhereFoodComesFrom Sustainability #Ag

Farming Where Food Comes From

  The leaves have started turning, our days are getting shorter and harvest just wrapped up around the farm for many crop farmers.  As farmers, we look forward to seeding and harvest time every year. With spring comes sunshine, warmth and new … [Read more...]

Love is in the Air for Pork Chop

Love is in the Air for Pork Chop

Love is in the air this spring with this burly love bear hailing from Newfoundland.  Pork Chop sports a brindle coat, weighs 200 lbs (last time on the scale), has 5 years of experience in the ways of land, water and love and hosts a vigilant watch. … [Read more...]

How Fresh is Your Food #EatLocal

Eat Locally Grown Foods Farmers Feed Cities

When we're shopping at the grocery store for our family most of us don't think of the exact pinpoint location of where each vegetable, meat and produce we eat comes from.  We look at each fresh food for quality, colour and what seems to be a fresh … [Read more...]

Teacup Micro Pig Joins the This Lil Piglet Farm

Teacup Micro Pig

We had no intentions of getting another pig but lately we have become a refuge for animals.  I am not really a pig person, although I can't say I've ever really thought about it in those terms, but that is irrelevant.  I can tell you that after … [Read more...]

Not Tornado Alley but Close Enough

An eerie sunset before the storm comes in

Many of you who have been following along with my tweets and posts know that we recently had a few storms that luckily have went around us for the most part but were scary  and resulted in a little damage before they moved on.  We are not known for … [Read more...]

Twin Lambs Romeo and Juliette Join the Farm

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We have new baby twin lambs on our farm, a male and a female.  Both lambs were born without assistance and were very healthy.  Momma ewe was vigilant over her babies and stayed with them in the barn for the first week before venturing back outside. … [Read more...]

Our First Snowfall – Not Great for the House Build

I woke up this morning to this...I know it doesn't look like it will stick around long, at least yet, but it's another setback for our house.  Just what we need a sloppy/muddy mess so the machines can't get to the site to work. We need to get … [Read more...]

Building our House – Day 1 & 2

It's official, we started building our house!  I don't think I've ever been so excited to see a hole in my life.  We hired a worker to dig our walkout basement with a track hoe, if you could've seen this guy work you would've been impressed.  Not … [Read more...]

Our New Adventure – Building a House Startup

I'm sure you have noticed that I haven't been around much lately and I appologize for that.  I promise you that I am not ignoring you all; in reality we have been busy getting things all arranged for the start of our house build.  With this … [Read more...]

Raising Free Range Kids in a Modern World

As a parent, you want to keep your kids safe. In a modern world safety seems to be the number one priority when it comes to our children. And it’s understandable, all you have to do is turn on the evening news to hear an array of horrible stories … [Read more...]