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Seeing spots!

December 11th, 2010 by Heidi

HarmonyMarsh DaVinci is an extremely handsome scurred spotted emsket fine-fleeced ram.

HarmonyMarsh DaVinci

He will be having a rendezvous with Bluff Country Zha Zha Mikaela, Hopeful Maria, WillowGarden Tabasco as they are also spotted and I would love to be seeing spots in the Spring!

WillowGarden Queen Latifa is included because I believe both he and she carry the modified colour gene and I am keen to ‘experiment’ with modified colours.

DaVinci's ewes

WillowGarden Donna Summer, WillowGarden Schnapps, Windy Grange Beulah, WillowGarden Peggy Lee and Windwater Melody are also in his group, in hopes of interesting spotted or modified results, but mostly in the hopes of fine, colourful fleeces.

And last but not least is Great plains Cherry, she is a katmoget and I would love a gulmoget/katmoget. I was concerned about breeding her this year, but Bill took a look at her for me and thinks she should be OK. We will be keeping a close eye on her just in case.

Large Black Pigs

November 30th, 2010 by Steve

As ever we have been expanding our numbers here on the farm, to that end we have returned to the world of the pig. (more…)

Chuck is a chick!

November 25th, 2010 by Heidi

Today the vet came to castrate Chuck, only for us to get quite a surprise, Chuck is a chick!


King of the pups!

November 19th, 2010 by Heidi

A week ago I found Cullen in with the puppies, I had left him in the field with the rest of the boys. I figured Steve must have moved him and just not said anything. But when he got home from work he was as surprised as I had been!


Pilgrim geese

November 18th, 2010 by Heidi

The person with the Aylesbury ducks also happened to have Pilgrim geese, which were already in ‘the plan’.


Aylesbury ducks!

November 17th, 2010 by Heidi

I grew up in the beautiful rolling hills of Buckinghamshire, England less than half an hour from the town of Aylesbury. While looking through the Rare Breeds Canada website I discovered that Aylesbury ducks are listed as Critical – which means there are less than 100 of them.


Rooster Cogburn returns!

November 13th, 2010 by Heidi

If you have stopped by before you may know that we lost both our buff Chantecler roosters early in the summer. While we have been expanding into other breeds of chicken, we do still want to be able to raise pure buff Chanteclers so have been on the lookout for a ‘replacement’.


Victorian farm

November 12th, 2010 by Heidi

I am supposed to be writing a blog post for you, but Jenna at Cold Antler farm shared this, so I am now settling down with a cider to watch the whole series!


See the wood for the trees!

November 11th, 2010 by Heidi

Last week we squeezed in a trip to Montreal to pick up our latest order from the Green Barn Nursery.


Chicken addiction!

November 9th, 2010 by Heidi

OK, so maybe I am developing a chicken addiction! But I was on Kijiji – yes I know, but it was Donna’s fault, she told me there was an ad for a Chantecler Rooster so I went and looked …. and well …..


Great gulmogets!

November 8th, 2010 by Heidi

WillowGarden Toronto is a very pretty scured moorit homozygous gulmoget.


Sales list

October 30th, 2010 by Heidi

Here’s the sales list ….