Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Heidi & Jack

Finally winter comes to CVF

This is the restored cutter on it's maiden voyage.
Thanks Bill for donating it to our program.
Thanks Steve, Dorothy & Chris for your help with the restoration.

Flashback: 4H is great.

Great clubs for both boys and girls.
Also looks good on a job application.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Blue egg for Christmas breakfast

Grandson Toby won the contest to eat the first blue Ameracauna egg.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Can you believe it??????????????

We finally have a blue egg in our coop.
Hope to have more Ameracauna hens as time goes on.
Thanks Jen.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Flashback: Angora goats

For several years we had Angora goats.
I even learned to spin.
I still wear my mohair touques. They are so warm.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Flashback: Super at Christie Show

Ian drove with Scott as groom many years ago.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New lady in the coop.

This one looks like an Ameracauna.
We'll watch for coloured eggs.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fabienne comes to visit "Jack".

Too cold to ride; not enough snow to drive.

Happy little hen

So we set her nesting box on the window ledge.
And her "friend" seems happy also.

Hen behaviour

This pullet decided to lay her eggs on the window ledge.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flashback: 1990 Star & Meghan

In 1990 I asked Dorothy if she wanted to come to the farm to see my new filly.
What a line!!!!!!!!!!!
As of today, we have been married 20 years.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Flashback: Arnold Rife (1918-2011)

Arnold was a great horseman and friend.
Always ready to help.
He built our hitch wagon, and helped me find Jack.
RIP Arnold.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A honey of a gift basket

Dorothy makes honey gift baskets for charitable events.
They are popular.

Another of Dorothy's arrangements

Even has mini lights on a battery.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Outdoor Holiday arrangements

Made with natural materials from around the farm.
Also osage orange.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Smart barn cat

Marmalade keeps warm sitting on the radio in the barn.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Flashback: circa 1947

Spending the summers at my grandparents farm changed my life to come.
This is in front of my parents stone cottage on the corner of the farm.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our horses do love carrots

Notice the short sleeves in November.
No sign of snow yet.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Life at CVF

Dorothy is always ready for something new.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flashback: November 2008

We have been driving Jack steady for 3 years now.
He is such a dream to drive.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Julia returns to help at CVF.

Annie's fall cleanup system

Raised bed & backyard chickens: great idea.
Put the two together: brilliant.
Clever women, that Annie.

Flashback: Hickstead


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Flashback: Winter Fun 2008

Our sleigh ride video from 2008 has played 8545 on Youtube.
To see it again, click on the link below.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Student help at CVF

Paul comes once a week to work at the farm.
He is always keen, and has lots of natural skills.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Flashback: Fall Fair Fun

Another article from the Flamborough Review

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flashback: Oct 2009

This year the pumpkins are smaller, and the kids are bigger.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Abner made Jack a new halter.

Green & Gold: Westdale colours.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Flashback: October 2008

We don't have the reds in the fall colours this year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DVSA visits CVF

Catherine Gibbon brought her class to sketch at our farm today.
The weather was great with so much colour.

Fall friends on a misty fall morning

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Flashback: 2011 Aberfoyle Fair

Thanks Andie for the great photographs