Monday, 18 June 2012

The waiting game..

The title says it all!
We continue to enjoy watching our blueberries grow, but at the moment the work is minimal. We will be looking into our 100% organic aphid removal service shortly (lady-bugs!) since we are starting to see some here and there. The lady-bugs are lean mean aphid killing machines, and are just what the blueberry bushes need to stay bug-free.
Katie did a stint at work this past week, and the household got a taste for what the summer could be like, in terms of child-care. Never mind hiring pickers, harvesting blueberries, getting the farm work done, and doing the regular chores, who's going to watch these crazy children of ours??
Heather, Liz and Katie's sister and her friend, have decided they can think of nothing better to do with their summer than to watch a bunch of hyper-active children all day long. With some help, the two girls are ready to tackle entertaining 7 children. One has to wonder, will they come back next year? ;)
Another exciting bit of news is that we received our first batch of pepperoni and breakfast sausage! The  pepperoni is AMAZING. Hands down, some of the best we've ever tried. We enjoyed some of the breakfast sausage Father's Day morning, and were not disappointed either. We are starting to like this whole home-grown side of things, as opposed to 'who-knows-where-this-meat-came-from'.
Lastly, we are excited to welcome two new horse boarders onto our farm. Liz's patience for the right people paid off, and our newest members of the farm will be moving in August 1st.
I imagine once the season really takes off, there will be lots to write about, so hold on until then!

Sunday, 3 June 2012


They are here!

And you have to admit, slightly cute. Piggy squeals and all, we unloaded them from the truck this afternoon, and let them run free in their piggy enclosure. They've already napped, and are back out in the long grass, snorting and snuffling around! They are still fairly people shy, but very curious. If you sit in one spot for long enough they will come up to you and sniff around. Marc showed them where their food and water was, and it wasn't long before the shuffling and pushing to get at it ensued!

Name at your own risk...

We have four in total, and we will have them until about October. Then it will be time to assess if we think we should get more or not! According to Marc, they grow faaaast. I will post more shots of them in a week or so, and you will be able to see for yourself how much they've grown!
Jon and Marc also spent some time this morning digging up and re-locating some of our 'home-grown' manure for our garden. It's very handy having such a bountiful supply of good soil. Once you dig past the stuff that was added yesterday...hehe.