Sunday, June 29, 2008

Even a chance to sit and talk politics.

Great BBQ at CVF

Toni & Darlene make sure the band gets well fed.
Great music and delicious food.

A little music in the barn at CVF

We hosted David Sweet's Canada Day Weekend BBQ.
Good to have a little fun and music in the barn before it is filled with hay again.

Always looking for treats from visitors

Flame & Laddie are always at the gate looking for treats.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Flashback Wednesday: Winter of 2007-08

It was a great winter for Bonnie & our big sleigh
Annie & Rich & children visited from Seattle

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our kitchen garden at CVF

Our kitchen garden has a southern slope & is sheltered.
It is about 3 weeks earlier than our big garden.
It supplies us with delightful salads throughout the season.
Nothing better than home grown lettuce.

Quick Trip to Cape Breton

We had a quick trip to see Ross & Tena
Great trip but I needed a "horse fix"
Here is Beverly with her Morgan which she rides & drives
She has a McLaughlin sleigh and a few nice buggies.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day break at CVF

Some days you have to take a break from all the work at the farm.
and just go and fly a kite.

Flashback: Two Great Teams

First there is Ross & Tena:
Tena was my office nurse for over 30 years while Ross helped me at the farm
Then pulling the sleigh are Connie & Tara, another great Belgium team

Friday, June 13, 2008

Storm Clean-up at CVF

Champion Tree Care came yesterday to clean up after the storm.
They did a great job.
We have lots of wood for the stove this winter.
And lots of mulch for the pens for the horses.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bimbo takes us to church many years ago

We took Bimbo, the donkey to St. Paul's on Christmas Eve
Scott, Ross & Ian were "wise men".

Flashback Wednesday #2 Scott & Bimbo

It all started at CVF with us boarding horses.
Here is Scott with "Sugar"
And then came Bimbo, the donkey.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Let's talk about my DNA Results

I recently had my y-DNA done by FamilyTree DNA in Texas
My Haplogroup is R1a
Then my Ria Haplotype is # 24 which means I am Viking, from there
My ancestors settled in Yorkshire at Skirpenbeck before 1066
and then on to the Brantford area in Ontario, Canada in the 1820's

Firewood enough for more than a winter

We had a violent storm in our area last night.
Lots of trees down including this one.
Oh well, lots of wood for the stove this winter.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dr. Tiffany visits the Shaver Reunion

We took our medical road show to the Shaver Reunion in Ancaster today.
Dr Tiffany practiced in Ancaster from 1798 to 1835.
It was a hot day but lots on fun.

We're in the honey business again

Dorothy picked up her "Nuc" boxes last night after dark.
A "nuc" is a queen, four frames of honey and lots of workers.
She'll move the frames and the queen into the hive tomorrow.
There are lots of flowers at the farm for the bees.

A horse is only as good as his feet

Carrie Doyle has taken care of the feet on our horses for over 6 years.
She does a great job, and their feet are great.
Here she is doing Bonnie's feet in the stocks.
Thanks Carrie for all your help!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Arnold Rife, a legend in his time

Although Arnold is about to be 90, he has helped many folks with their draft horse needs.
For us, he found Barney, the big winter sleigh and helped us choose Jack.
He also built our big hitch wagon along with the help of his son David.
Arnold is a very special person from the draft horse world.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

And finally if you need further proof

Bonnie with Elyse & Hailey up

Further evidence

Melissa Betzner up on Bonnie

Who says you cannot ride a Clydesdale?

Wednesday is flashback day, so here is No. 1
This is Barney with Heather and Theo up.
Theo was the first grandchild to sit up on one of the gentle giants.