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Fire on the Water

So its a birthday party for Micah and the kids are all hanging out – which is great !Micah_12BdayIMG_4521

Such a good day for everyone to be outside. And we have a fire on the beach.

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Some people extended the beach into the water what fun!

 

 

Got Chickens and lots of Eggs

Its spring time not the Easter bunny its our awesome happy chickens taking charge.

Forget about composting the kitchen scraps and leftover lunches these are gourmet chickens. Leftover food from the night before is a dozen eggs the next day.chickensIMG_4426

These ladies know what they like and its freedom.

 

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Lucky chickens all the way thanks everyone for your support. Your paying for our ticket to love. Love fresh eggs, love fresh greens love sunshine and wishing we could fly. And stay safe of course. wishing everyone the best of health.

 

Hops Harvest

Hops Harvest for cascade and nugget 

We had walls of hops this year its wild how well they grow.

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We harvested them a week ago and sold them all.

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We have great quality Cascade and Nugget with some Sterling and Heirloom hops from original Squamish Valley groves

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Big Thanks to the HOOH Harvesters Of Organic Hops.

Fall Rye

It is time to plant fall rye. The last years rye makes really good bread. Rye keeps the weeds down and looks good.

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July 2015 picture of rye with hops growing on vines in the background. When its ready the rye starts to fall over at the top.

Sacha gathers the sheaths of rye from the field. Its fun in the sun.

Sacha gathers the sheaths of rye from the field. Its fun in the sun.

Then its time to pick it. The nice thing about this is its great for making bread. Also it makes a good bed for the ducks.

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Fresh sourdough rye with a little help from our friends.

 

Squamish Farmers Market

We had our table at the Squamish Farmers Market this week. Its Fall

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We have some great food sustainably grown local produce from the Squamish Valley Farm.

  • Pumpkins
  • Cool Carrots
  • Potatoes varieties
  • Krazy Kale and salad greens
  • pumpkins.

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Its been quite an adventure, lots of learning, great food and new experiences.

The ducks have actually started laying eggs and the bees seem to be doing fine.

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Brackendale 2014 Fall Fair

This year we entered some Magic Beans and a couple of Ducks in the Brackendale 2014 Fall Fair.

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We got first place for the beans an ducks and its just great to participate.Thanks to everyone who has helped out on the Squamish Valley Farm this year.

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A selection of tomatoes. 6 different Heirloom tomatoes. and Super Yummy Chocolate hip cookies Sacha and Micah also baked for second place.

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Duck Days Out

For the past few months we’ve been raising free range ducks. IMG_2733

They are swimming in the pond and generally making a mess not so good at weeding but they do like slugs.

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They are silly and lots of fun. Now they are prizing winning. Its great because we all put a lot of effort into raising the them and its nice to place them.

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The ducks Valentine and David O. won first prize at the Brackendale fall fair.

Good job!

 

 

 

 

 

Field Days

IMG_2370Spring is here and its time to plant. A great day hanging out in the afternoon sun and we’re digging it. Planting potatoes and taking out the weeds, hanging out with family and having fun.

Just imagine what we can do next.

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Winter Wonderland

IMG_2128The trees are beautiful sunshine in the snow. Ice crystals floating lazily through the air. great snow for making igloos and snow angels, towers and playing for fun.

 

We love it here its so nice to be outside even when its cold the winter air is so fresh.