How do I love thee?
I love knowing that whatever I loved about today will be different – but just as wonderful – tomorrow.Read more
That Fork In The Road
Decisions I make now – from the bottom of the Y all the way up to the branching – are going to be consequences that either help me closer to our flock and land management goals OR they’ll become dead weight I’m stuck with. In order to cope with a changing climate, I want to build in as much resilience and flexibility as I can on the homestead – something that just isn’t possible if I’ve shackled myself to a string of previously-made bad choices.Read more
Big Believer - Community
Whatever your own experience in Ag - or in life - may be, no matter where you come from, what your goals are or how you engage with the world around you, I hope you feel like the homestead is a place of peace, respite and connection - with the land, the animals and the people here.Read more
Shearing Day March 16, 2022
Our favourite shearer Alex is coming back to give our flock of purebred and endangered Border Leicesters and Cotswold sheep their annual shearing on March 16.Read more
Upcoming Events and Workshops
Keep your eyes on the website for more workshops and other on-farm opportunities! As always, events will be announced on the homestead's social media channels. We're looking forward to starting conversations, providing support, encouraging innovation and promoting a holistic and integrated approach to fibre across a wide range of applications. Welcome to my frontier!Read more
Our AWA provides a ground-floor entry into what I hope is going to become a broader conversation, a conversation that is going to grow as consumers become more educated. Just as we’ve seen the supply chains for our food scrutinized and greater and greater value placed on food that comes from ethical sources, I hope we will see a similar shift when it comes to fibre. The AWA offered by A Greener World is our commitment to making this happen. We want to be part of the growing conversation.Read more
Why We Quarantine
Recently, our quarantine protocols have been tested. We brought in two pretty Cotswold ewes and I was so excited about adding registered, purebred animals to our small flock. This is a big moment in any farmer’s world – all that promise and potential.Read more
Our Animal Welfare Certification Process - an update!
In order to qualify for this important next step in our goals, we started by answering a 50-page questionnaire. We provided details at every step of our flock’s development - feeding, housing, breeding, lambing, vaccinations, deworming, foot health, any disease testing, shearing, testimonials from our veterinarian, quarantine protocols, tail docking, castration, supplements, health management, emergency planning. . . the list went on and on.Read more