This Weekend

Hi everyone;

We will be going ahead with the weekend event Saturday at 9:30 sharp.  We are looking like rain, but we will go ahead.  Bring your rain gear, and a change of footwear.  We will have an indoor space to make the tinctures and learn about herbs and mushrooms.  So just be prepared for a little walking and bugs.

Lunch is potluck and I am making Chili, we also have tuna sandwiches, coleslaw and cookies so far.

Look forward to seeing everyone there.

Denise

Summer herb walk

Hi;

I am going to set a day for a herb and mushroom walk on our farm and anyone interested must let me know.  The date is August 25, 2018 unless there are oats to harvest, which I will keep everyone informed of changes.  It will be from 9 Am to 2 PM.  Lunch will be potluck.  We will learn about seed collecting and making tinctures as well.  Please register with me via email at smileyo at xplornet dot ca.

Thanks,

Denise

Summer 2018

Hi Everyone!

Happy summer.  Welcome the fresh air days and the cooling breeze.  We also welcome the rain, as we needed it.  Have some hay down and the oats is growing well, almost up to my armpits and starting the head out.

I had a request for green oats to create the health tincture, so if anyone is interested in that, email me and we will work out pricing.  We will be selling our organic oats this fall for milling if all goes well.

The potatoes are planted and the garlic is scaping.  We should be checking soon for new potatoes, yum!  Love the flavor of those.  Hope all your gardens are doing well.

We have 3 peacocks now, 2 sheep, a bunch of cattle and various other animals on the farm.  I have been collecting the feathers from the peacocks which are beautiful and great for fly tying and home decorating.  If anyone is interested, I can put together a bundle for $20 and send them your way.  I also have some wild mallard and other waterfowl feathers as I find them, and hawk and eagle feathers, deer sheds and moose antler sheds.  There have not been many mushrooms but I expect that they will start soon after this rain.

We offer wild herb and mushroom walks in August and September.  If you are interested in learning more about wild herbs and their uses, making tinctures or teas, gathering wild herbs or learning more about mushrooms, canning and preserving, and the like, let me know and we will organize a weekend to do that.

We are also working on setting up small cabins around the farm where you can come and stay (off the grid) in the summer and learn about farming, self-sufficiency, connecting with nature, and unplugging.  Our farm offers fantastic views of the full night starry sky, northern lights when they are out, and all the sounds and scents of nature in its glory.  We would be interested to see if there are any takers, and can do trades for farm help or if you prefer to just observe, that is available as well.  We want to offer the chance for those wanting a taste of simpler life to be able to see if it suits them or offer your young family the chance to see what it was like on the farm in the old days, prior to so much distraction of technology.  Plant a tree, dig a garden, walk in the wilderness or just be.  That is all fine with us.

Live and be prosperous, enjoy your neighbors, love each other and be kind.

Denise

New Way to Pay

Hi Everyone;

In keeping with the changing monetary system globally and digital currency movement, we will be accepting Litecoin payments for seeds in the future.  We will post a link on our site that links to a wallet and you can send litecoin there for your seed and plant purchases.  There is no cost and everyone will save money using this system.

Stay tuned and learn all you can about how to do this ahead.  No more $1.50 extra for etransfers, No more 3.5% on your credit card or for Paypal!  Woo hoo.  Excellent.

Denise

Oats and Barley

Hi guys;

I have some older oats and barley for sale.  It is suitable for horses or other livestock feed or scratch grain for chickens or other fowl.  I have a total of about 550 bushels of oats and about 300 bushels of barley.   The grains could also be used for green manures for plow down.  They were grown without chemicals and are natural.  Price is dependent upon amount bought.  You can call us anytime at 780-785-2622.

Also, Anyone who wants Jerusalem Artichokes, they are available  now.  Email us for those and potatoes.

Thanks,

Denise

More Events to get Seeds and Spuds

Hi again;

We will be at the Sherwood Park Seedy Saturday this weekend, April 14.  Google event to find out dates and times.  We will be doing a talk about Root Cellars and this includes design and considerations.  Attend if you can. That said you have until tomorrow evening to get ahold of me via email if you want anything.  This really saves you on shipping potatoes.  email is smileyo at xplornet dot ca

We will also be at the Edmonton Resilience Festival on April 28.  We are speaking about being resilient in the face of climate change through adaptive seeds.  Again google the event and email us if you want anything.  Thanks,

Denise

Seedy Saturdays Starting

 

Hey everybody, Seedy Saturday in Stony this weekend

We hope you can come out this weekend as it is supposed to be fantastic.

We will have spuds at this event and may not at any others, so if you want some, come out or email me on availability.

We are in Calgary next weekend

And Sunday of Next week in Edmonton.  All information in on their websites and facebook pages if they have them.  See you there.

Denise

PS.  REMEMBER WE SELL OUT QUICKLY!!