The end.

I’m looking out the window at Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains. In the foreground are fields, llamas and alpacas. It is a cool, sunny morning with the trees flaunting their glorious fall foliage. Lovely. This view will remain, but we will not. We have sold our little farm to a young couple … [Read more…]

Life goes on…

Shut downs, masks on, standing in line to enter a store. How the world around us has changed. But some changes are good: quieter skies and less vessel traffic in the strait; the realization that you don’t need so much stuff. One change in BC is the cautious expansion of our social bubbles during the … [Read more…]

What’s normal?

It has been a long time since the last post. Too much has happened. There are no words to describe how sorry I feel that many people have had their lives irrecoverably changed. Jobs lost, businesses closed, friends or family members lost to an enemy we can’t see. Some things that have changed in our … [Read more…]

Dèja vu all over again…

Another year, more gains and a loss. Early last year, we had our first predator attack and lost a lamb. A coming of age for the farm. Electric fences were installed and the flock is shut into the barn every night. We keep an ear open for barking dogs and bumps in the night. Despite … [Read more…]

Do farmers get vacations?

If you have a farm, livestock, operate a CSA, or rely on regular farmers’ markets for income, it can be hard to get away – especially during lambing, planting, harvesting, etc. This year, we are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and our 30th wedding anniversary by travelling across our beautiful country. It’s a driving trip – … [Read more…]