I always look forward to seeing how the new baby goats react to the white stuff! Devon, May-June, Delilah and the other new goats were not crazy about the idea of leaving the barn. For Reece and Carl and the other older goats, a tub full of tomatoes and other produce (Thank you Derrick at The Garden Market for saving scraps for the goats!) was enough to get them out and at it. The ducks don’t seem to mind it, even having a little bath in the water dish but the chickens are still pretty much in the coop. The bees didn’t seem to notice, they’re all tucked in for the winter (good job Kerry McGonegal as always!). More photos…
We’ve had requests for a smaller sized bottle for gift baskets and stocking stuffers so here it is just in time for the Christmas and Holiday celebrations! I must admit, this size looks so darn cute next to the bigger 500 ml version! We’ll be featuring it at the upcoming markets and it is also available at several of the retail locations that sell our sunflower oil or on-line at Foodie Pages.
The day old chicks that arrived back in May are almost all grown up now and ready to lay eggs! This year we got a few varieties that we didn’t have before. This ‘Mottled Houdan’ is one of them. The other is ‘Salmon Faverolles’, a French breed with beards, muffs and feathered feet. We also got some Barnevelders, which lay a nice dark brown egg, Golden Laced Wyandottes, which have beautiful gold and brown feathers, and Ameracaunas, known for laying green eggs! More photos….
We said good-bye to Cletus and Silverado last week as they started their new lives at Wendy’s Country Market in Lyndhurst. Our goats are pretty much treated like pets so it’s always hard to let some go. It’s much easier when you know they are going to a good home where more people will be able to enjoy them. Thanks Wendy and take good care of these boys! More photos…
It all started with a question: “How can we share the amazing sight of the Sunflower field with more people?”. The answer was “Let’s invite artists and photographers to the farm and let them capture the beauty in their own unique way, have an art show to sell their work and raise money for a charity at the same time!”
The result was The Art of The Sunflower art show and sale to benefit The Table Community Food Center in Perth. Each participating artist has generously donated their work to this effort and we are very grateful to each of them!
The live auction was hosted this past Sunday by Gerry and George at the Herb Garden an incredibly beautiful spot just west of Ottawa. We had a great day and sold many beautiful photos and other pieces of art thanks to Hands Auctions.
Not everyone could be at the Herb Garden so some pieces are being sold using an on-line auction which is now live, but only until Sunday September 29th. Please visit our On-Line Auction on Facebook and place a bid to help raise even more funds for The Table!
Here’s a preview of some of the work in the gallery at the Herb Garden for this Sunday’s fundraiser. We have an amazing collection of photographs on paper and canvas, original acrylic works on canvas, original water colours on board.
The reception opens at 1:00 with the live auction to begin at 2:00. Bidders, please bring your check books and be ready to enjoy the afternoon! More info…
We are amazed at the range of work being submitted for the Art of The Sunflower fundraiser. Here is an album of a few that the artists have emailed in as they’ve been working. We are anticipating almost 50 pieces at the event on the 22nd. Enjoy and please register if you plan to attend.
The painters, photographers and other artists have come and visited the farm so now we’re working to get ready for the show and sale in a few weeks! Lots to plan and do, but it should be an amazing sight to see all the works in one place. Opening reception is Sunday September 22nd at 1:00 pm so mark the calendar now and RSVP….
It was a beautiful day at the farm and we had a great turnout for the Open House in support of Mel’s Farm! (Nice Pic, Mel!) Face Painting, Pet Photos, Ice Cream and Burgers – what else could you ask for and all for a good cause. Keep up the good work Mel! Thanks to the team from Mel’s Farm and everyone else who made this awesome day possible. Can’t wait until next year! More photos….