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Our Joyful Spirit

Posted by Sandra Bannon on

Our Joyful Spirit

The Covid Era has magnified our most heartfelt emotions.  Most of us feel heightened anxiety, sympathy and nostalgia but also hope and determination.  Someone hit the reset button forcing a re-examination of our priorities (with more than a few of them being discarded).  Those priorities necessary for a life well lived are now my singular focus.  You only have to wtiness my covid hair to know this is true. For our small family-run, farm the impact of covid was immediate.  After the dust settled, many organizations came to the aid of small business - in our case the Township of...

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In the Beginning

Posted by Sun Cho on

In the Beginning

The Covid-19 era has provided some extra time for reflection on where we've been and where we want to go next. As our 5-year anniversary approaches, looking back at how we arrived on this farm with 35 alpacas, 6 chickens, 2 dogs and 2 cats, I'm both amazed at how much we've done and eager to get working on new projects.  If the goal of moving to the country was to enjoy a slower pace of life that's not quite how things turned out!!  But it has been amazing.  And with the world in lock-down mode we are grateful for...

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It's a Dog's Life

Posted by Sun Cho on

It's a Dog's Life

Having brave Livestock Guardian Dogs Molly and Apollo guarding our alpacas and chickens helps us to sleep at night. Somewhat nocturnal, these two beautiful Great Pyrenees  patrol our six-foot high fenced in pastures at night barking a baritone warning to coyotes, bears and other would-be predators to stay away. Great Pyrenees dogs have been guarding sheep in the Pyrenees Mountains – the border between France and Spain - for thousands of years and have been described as big dogs with big hearts. Wonderfully calm, devoted and friendly they are very protective of their charges including family members. To do their...

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Covid-19 Changes Things

Posted by Sun Cho on

Covid-19 Changes Things

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy While planning our farm we dreamt of providing a hands-on farming and nature experience for our visitors.  Up close and personal with the animals, products and the environment.  So the Covid reality of a distant and do-not-touch existence didn’t seem to jive with our vision.  How should we move forward?  We struggled on a roller coaster of indecision for a while and just when we thought we understood what to do, things would change again...

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