We had an amazing turnout on Sunday at our Sunflower Festival to Benefit Mel’s Farm All Animal Rescue. Thanks to everyone who came out! We raised a lot of money for the rescue (still counting but looks like at least $2500) so we’re happy. Thank you to Helen McKay who took these great photos and Kat Durant (Kat Durant Photography) for providing them to us! Thank you to all the sponsors and vendors and volunteers that made it all happen!
Of course, we need to thank all the hard working volunteers who made the day possible:
And the vendors who came out on their usual day off:
and the sponsors who helped make the event a success:
It was an amazing success and we are looking forward to doing it all over again next year!
What a great way to start the day! Emma enjoyed her walk and I enjoyed seeing the happy sunflowers and getting a few nice shots!
We had some great light for shooting the sunflower field last night. I usually prefer early morning or evening light when the sun is rising or setting and when you have cloud cover like this the colours just pop. Shortly after this shot was taken the skies opened up for a good shower.
This is the time of year when the Sunflower show begins – it comes in slowly and peaks within a week or two then takes its bow within another couple of weeks. This field is the first to start blooming with its full southern exposure. The other fields will follow shortly too and best enjoyed within the next few weeks.
Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil Bottles on their way to a case and to a local store!
We’re launching a new website all about Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil plus lots of other stuff…. for instance, did you know that the sunflower seed was an important part of the diet of North America’s indigenous peoples and that the seed was squeezed for the oil to be used in making bread? Sunflower Oil history goes way back! You can visit the new site at Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil. com
We recently introduced a new full colour three-sided label for our 500 ml bottle of Kricklewood Farm Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil. So far people really like it and another bonus, the information that used to be on the back is now on each side and is much bigger and easier to read!
Kricklewood Farm May-June and Maybelle
Now that all the goat babies are here and we have a regular supply of milk, we’re ready for Goat Milk Soap Workshops! Workshops are scheduled for Sunday June 14th, Sunday July 5th and Sunday July 12th. with more dates to follow.
The afternoon starts at 1:00 with with a trip to the barn for a lesson in goat milking and to meet all the other animals. (Rubber boots or old shoes are recommended.) Anyone who would like to try milking is invited to step up and give it a try. Be sure to bring a camera for some great photos!
Once we finish in the barn, you will learn how to create an all-natural, high quality bar of soap using goat milk, a variety of fats, lye, herbs and essential oils. This is a hands on workshop with small groups making their own batches to take home. Cost is $35 per person. Sessions are limited to 12 people and run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This is not appropriate for young kids due to the caustic nature of handling lye.
To sign up for a workshop, please fill out the form on our Workshops Page.