On the 22nd December we had an early Christmas Present arrive at the Farm. Don & Anne Roi drove from Owen Sound to the farm with May & Lily our two new Suffolk Punch Mares.
They had a good drive down and we placed them in their new paddock. After about three hours on the farm our two Berkshire and two Tamworth pigs thought it would be a great idea to run around their paddock and bark and woof as they normally do in the snow. Of course this spooked the girls and nothing would stop them including the electric fence. Just say after a rather long run up and down the hills around the farm we found both of them located South of the farm on a neighbours pasture. The girls are now settling in well. Michael and I are still walking around with stomachs in our mouths and spent most of Christmas day sitting in the kitchen on bar stools watching them in the Paddock.
May & Lily will be helping us with the Market Garden, and we also hope to do some logging with them in our small woodlot. We all have a lot of learning to do and we are very lucky that we not only have Don Roi, and Hastings County has a wealth of of knowledge via the Quinte Draft Horse Association.
Michael and I would like to Thank Everyone for their support in our first year at Strattons Farm. We feel very lucky to have met so many wonderful people over this last year who have provided support, help, encouragement, advice and laughter!
We are both very excited about what 2010 will bring to the farm and we look forward to providing you all with lovely Veggies, Meat and lots more laughter and adventures for the year to come. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.