Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Life on the Farm

 Life on the farm has been great and busy!  Things in the garden are starting to pick up with the last round of warm weather that we have been having.  Calling for some rain today which will be great for the new little seedlings and seeds!  We started our market booth in Petite Riviere last week and we had a great response.  We will continue there throughout the season and keep you posted as to what we will be offering as the season progress. 

Here are a few photos of what has been going on...
Spirit and Baby Boy enjoy exploring their new pasture

My most favourite flower...peony!  Thanks P :)
Setting up in Petite...come over for a visit

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Arrivals

Presenting.....

New Layers at HillTop
20 new dual purpose layer/meat chickens.  They are 4 weeks old today and they just arrived to their new home.  They are still getting used to their surroundings....I am sure they will enjoy their stay...especially once the sun comes out!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

HillTop Farm Market @ Riverhouse


Come and join us this Friday for our very first market stand of the season at the Riverhouse in Petite Riviere!  We will be set up by 9 and open until 2!  If you miss us there, you can always come by the farm!    

We will be selling homemade soaps, lip balm, some produce and some potted plants both edible and decorative.  We also have a couple of other ideas in the works...we will keep you posted! 

Then on Saturday...you can find us at the Bridgewater Farmers Market from 9-1!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chicken Wrangling


Thanks Jonathan for your help with chicken wrangling! 

J and one of the Chantys

Your energy and assistance is much appreciated!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Out to Pasture

Yesterday was the day....Spirit and Baby Boy were put outside to graze the first grass of the 2013 season!  They were sooo excited, it was a great site to see.

K and his cows...happy to be in the pasture!

K has fenced a new section on the back fields all the way down to the pond for these guys to graze when they finish the front pasture.  He also created some temporary fencing so the two of them can be put into paddocks each day to graze following Greg Judys pasture management of 60% graze, 30% trampled and 10% left standing.  We were excited to have these guys out on the grass!