We are a homestead family of 7 working hard to turn our rocky ridge top farm on the Canadian Shield into a working homestead.
Hailing from the Niagara Region we set out on an adventure to find our home, a way of life where we can provide for our family by homeschooling our four daughters, centering our lives on Christ, depending on the land to nourish and feed us, and to be able grow to be a healthy apart of our community.
We are located in Eastern Ontario and live on the cusp of the Boreal and Carolinian forest, here there is an abundance of the two forests mixed together here we find, tamarack trees, hemlock, balsam fir, white pine, and spruce. The forest boast blueberries, blackberries, wild strawberries, raspberries and more.
Being on the edge of the Carolinian forest also means we have native butternut trees, walnut, Kentucky coffee bean, new jersey tea bushes, ginseng and even hazelnuts! The animal species is just as diverse including bears, beavers, fishers, moose, wild cats, porcupines, racoons, red squirrels, flying squirrels, tree frogs, 3 lines skinks, stick bugs and so much more!
We enjoy working our front vegetable garden and try to expand it every year. We sell our produce at our gate side farmer market that starts in early June. You can also find baked goods and crafts made here on the farm by the family.
One of our favorite aspects of the farm is the animals. They are an integral part of the process of farming allowing us to keep our waste down and production up with the benefit of the manures, which allows us to skip the pesticides, and chemical fertilizers leading to a healthier soil, plants and people.
We are always starting a new adventure or project and try to keep ourselves from being idle.