Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A closer look at Jack and the cutter

Flashback: Helping our neighbour

It is always a good thing to help your neighbour.
Whether dehorning cattle, pinching steers, whatever.
This is the way the country works.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Flashback: Laying hens for years

I have had laying hens for years.
There is a difference for these brown eggs from the farm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jack goes in the cutter with the restored antique bells.

Thanks Judy for giving us these family bells.
Thanks Abner for restoring them.

Greetings from Ottawa using Jack

Our MP David Sweet used a photo of Jack on his Christmas greeting.
Almut has been learning to drive at the farm.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John & Jane brought their family out for a sleigh ride today.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Una takes Boomer on a holiday drive

Una has been coming to the farm each week to learn to drive.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Flashback: Christmas Greeting 2007

It sure is great to have 11 grandchildren!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Flashback: Ian and Lucky

Lucky, our Jack Russell Terrier roamed the farm for many years.
He was the best door bell we could even get.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Boomer is back in the cutter again

We hitched Boomer up in the cutter this a.m. and he's off and running again.
We even attached the newly restored old bells and they sound great.
Bring on the winter.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

We will need some snow this winter

We have donated a sleigh ride to the following organization as a fund raiser:
  1. The Dundas Museum & Archives
  2. The Westfield Heritage Centre
  3. Dundas Calvin Christian School
  4. The Carnegie Gallery in Dundas
  5. HW O Teachers Silent Auction
    We hope we can give everybody a great winter visit to CVF

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Flashback: "Christie"

"Christie" was a great springer spaniel we had for many years.
Here he is with Scott in 1990.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Flashback: "Super"

Super was a Hackney horse we had for 14 years.
Although he was a handful, he was great in the show ring.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New steers at CVF

We picked up the new steers this a.m.
Thanks to all for your help.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Another trip to the "Royal"

Great horse show last night. Thanks again Glen.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Flashback: Beef cattle at CVF

For many years we have raised steers at CVF
For a few years we also had a Murray Grey Cow-calf operation.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Flashback 2: George, the hackney pony

Bill Robertson loaned us "George" for the first winter years ago.
I bought this little cutter and we were off and running.

Flashback: the late Bill Robertson

It was the Robertson family that got us started in horses at CVF.
Bill was a great teacher and knew the horse world well.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November drive at CVF

Ric came and took a few photos of Jack pulling the Meadowbrook

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Halloween flashback

Annie also has been a big one for Halloween.

Flashback to Halloween at CVF

Even Dorothy likes to dress up and have fun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Are these witches at CVF?

The twins are thinking about Halloween

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Flashback to the early 1940's

I have a farm today because of the happy memories of my grandparent's farm. Here my grandfather Allison watches over me. Life is a cycle.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another nice fall day at the farm.

Time for more rides for family and friends

Ryan & family comes to CVF

I still remember going to my grandparents farm when I was a small boy.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cider making time at CVF

Peter and his crew came to get apples to make cider.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Flashback: Honey time

Dorothy will be once again taking her honey off from the supers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jack sure likes carrots

Amy & Ryan had fun feeding carrots to the horses.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Where's Ryan?

Thanksgiving ride

Heading out for a ride

Scott, Laurie, Amy and Ryan visited the farm for Thanksgiving.
A great weekend for going for a carriage ride.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall has arrived at CVF

This is the view I see when I look up from my computer.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Flashback: Thomas, the wild turkey

Thomas roamed the barnyard for a year or two.
We also raised some wild turkeys for the table and release.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Another View

Nice fall day at CVF

Ross, Rosana, Liam & Father Hector visited today.
Great fall day to go for a carriage ride.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dundas Valley School of Art at CVF

Kim choose to paint our red onions drying in the barn.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Flashback: Two kids & Two calves

Years ago we had twin calves born in our north field.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Darlene & Bonnie are pals

Bonnie gives more rides

John & Darlene visited from Calgary and we took them for a ride.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wild flowers for our bees

Our bees love asters & goldenrod