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To good to miss!

October 28th, 2010 by Heidi

OK so it is possible that Bill knows my weak spot(s)! We had an agreement with him to take DaVinci, a rather handsome young ram, but he then offered me a deal on a couple of other girls, and I just couldn’t refuse! Now don’t worry I don’t need to be banned from talking to Bill – he doesn’t have anything else for sale!



October 25th, 2010 by Heidi

The butcher shop has been having trouble sourcing lamb, and it has been growing in popularity. So we decided to try a different approach!


Cow conundrum!

October 21st, 2010 by Heidi

Now I had promised you better pictures of Chuck, and I have been trying, but Millie has become rather aggressive in her protective mother routine and I can’t get very close!


Indoor forest!

October 18th, 2010 by Heidi

With the dropping of the temperatures my collection of exotic trees has moved into my office, and it is starting to get a little crowded in here! I am not sure yet where I am going to put the herbs that need to come in!


Puppies seeking homes!

October 17th, 2010 by Heidi

We still have far more puppies here than we would like.


Moo might this be!

October 16th, 2010 by Heidi

Introducing Chuck!


Time flies

October 15th, 2010 by Heidi

Days, weeks, months are flying by. It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that we moved here and yet here we are trying to get all our winter preparations done.


Boys toys!

October 6th, 2010 by Heidi

When our good friends at Riverglen farm said to us that they had a little red tractor for sale, we really weren’t sure that we needed to take that step. But then our flock kept expanding and the larger livestock started to arrive.


When the cows come home!

September 22nd, 2010 by Heidi

Oh, right – that was today! :)


Chicken addition

September 21st, 2010 by Heidi

Sunday saw us visiting a chicken sale and adding a few more chickens. The plan is to try different breeds and different crosses to find our perfect meat bird.


Goodnight sweet girl

September 20th, 2010 by Heidi

Friday morning Fleur, our baby donkey, died in my arms.


Mixing business and pleasure!

September 15th, 2010 by Heidi

Today we had a day trip to Picton for both business and pleasure. Shop business, farm business and fun!