Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Flashback Wed: Annie wins at Rockton

Way back when Annie was little, she won a ribbon with her kitten.
Now she's all grown up and is married with two children.
Check out her blog:
My how time flies.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bonnie gives the visitors a ride

And sure JD & Bonnie gave everyone a ride in the cross-country buggy.

Visitors from Canary Islands

Rocia & Sara visited our farm on July 24th.
They are exchange students from Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
They love horses!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Flashback Wed: Rockton Fair

Here are the boys heading to Rockton Fair for the Pet Show.
Ross Leonard always liked to be part of the action.

Percheron Congress in Toronto

Yesterday we attended the Percheron Congress in Toronto.
Carrie was showing her two horses.
Here we are seeing the measuring for the tallest horse in the barn.
The winner was 18 hands 2.

Monday, July 21, 2008

13th Amish School Fund Sale

On Sat. July 19th we attended the Amish Auction Sale at Millbank.
Lots of quilts, horses, pets, farm & horse stuff.
Also great chatting with "horse friends".

Arnold Rife turns 90

We all celebrated with Arnold his long & full life.
See also the previous posting about Arnold in the older posts.

Our Horses at CVF

Sandy Bell took this great photograph of our horses.
Boomer, the standardbred on the far left.
Bonnie & Flame in front; Laddie & Jack in the rear.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Flashback Wed: Ross, our poultry man

Ross was the one who liked the chickens
He had a little business of collecting and selling the eggs.
No wonder he ended up in marketing with Telus.

Friday, July 11, 2008

At Last We Have Names

As you can see we now have names.
Congratulations to Sherry Lawrence for suggesting "Martha" & "Angelina"
and to Kim Harper for suggesting Ruby

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I must go up to the bees again
To the busy bees and the sky,
And all I ask is a cosy place
When the weather is warm and dry,
When a gentle breeze in the basswood trees
And the sweet nectar flowing
And a quiet hum as o’er the fields
The bees are homeward going.

I must go up to the bees again,
For the great extractor turning
Has a clear sound and a sweet sound
For which I am ever yearning,
And all I ask is a peaceful day
With eager buyers calling
And busy bees at work all day
Even when the dew is falling.

I must go up to the bees again,
To the calm of apiary life,
With its honey combs, and tins and jars,
And peace in a world of strife
And all I ask is a honey crop
Gathered from sweetest clover,
And a little savings bank account
When the honey season’s over.

Dorothy and her flowers in the rock garden

Dorothy has done a great job with her flowers in the rock garden.
The bees also love the flowers.
And we also love our rain barrel seen in the back ground.

Flashback: Ian rides Daisy

Way back when we had a sweet little pony named Daisy.
Ian just got on her and rode.
Hopefully his 3 boys inherited the "horse gene" as well.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Make Hay while the Sun Shines

Finally a stretch of sunny weather with a high drying index.
We will round bale our 17 acre north field tonight.
Enough hay for all the horses & steers and some to sell.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Una gives it a try

Bonnie is a great Mare to learn to drive.
Again she gave all of Una's friends a ride.

Female invasion at CVF

Una brought her women's group out to the farm.
Bonnie was glad to give everyone a ride.
Some of these women definitely have the "horse gene"

Jack, our 3 year-old Clydesdale gelding

Jack is slowly adjusting to life at CVF
Although he is not too sure about the new heifers
But he does show his form as he trots around them in circles.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Flashback Wednesday: Bonnie, JD & Annie

This is our pregnant Belgium Mare with JD & Annie
My how time has moved along.
Annie now lives with Rich on the West coast with Mina & Myles.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"Cows" at CVF

Max, our grandson wants cows at CVF
Well now we have 3 heifers to help eat down the Bird's-foot trefoil.
Our pasture is so strong with all the rain and the bees.