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Snow, snow and more snow

Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 7:55 Comments comments (168)

f you've seen anything on the news about the Maritimes and the snow we're recieving, believe us when we say that we spent about 3-4 hours digging ourselves out of the snow banks this morning. We received approximately a foot or two of snow from Monday's storm, but with the 100 km wind, there were massive drifts measuring up to four feet. Today Mother Nature is giving us an extra foot or so, just to top us off.

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Happy Holidays, Now Back to Work!

Posted on 4 January, 2017 at 13:25 Comments comments (8456)

Happy New Year everyone, we hope you enjoyed the holidays with loved ones and lots of delicious food. We know we sure did! The farm went on holidays for about 10 days so we could rest and enjoy each other's company for a few days without the interuption of work. We were short one of our new family members so we postponed our Christmas celebration to New Year's Eve. Nic arrived from Toronto with no issues but our newest addition, Aliette, was delayed in France and then delayed again in Montre...

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Busy Bees

Posted on 31 October, 2016 at 14:20 Comments comments (48)

In the past month, Rolling Hill was a revolving door of folks coming and going. In less fortunate news, Liz took an impromptu trip to England due to a family emergency with her (almost) 101 year old father for 3 weeks. It was quite a bumpy road for both of them, but he has now been relocated to a lovely nursing home and is doing better. Her warming smile and uncanny cheer at 6AM was missed dearly and the house was in desperate need of dusting, but Riley and Chloe managed living the bachelor l...

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Never a Dull Moment

Posted on 30 August, 2016 at 20:00 Comments comments (4)

We promise we didn’t forget about you again, we’re just so busy it’s hard to find the time to update you all on the extravagant news happening here at Rolling Hill Farm!  

The animals are revolting and are seizing every opportunity they can to escape. Just this week our resident pig has escaped twice, once happily trotting back to her enclosure alongside us, and once forced in by Liz and Aliette, only after being chased across Nova Scotia.  If it’s not...

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The Grass is Greener on the Farm!

Posted on 21 April, 2016 at 9:20 Comments comments (4)

What was once winter harmony is now spring chaos. Well, not much more than usual. We've all woken up from winter hibernation and have resumed scrambling to find the time to complete our winter project list. While some were completed, some were merely works in progress. The polytunnel is alive and well as we speak (knock on wood) but it has been quite the uphill battle as earlier this week four bodies were running through the fields chasing fragments of the cover. The seedlings now have a home...

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Living in harmony

Posted on 26 February, 2016 at 6:55 Comments comments (3)

Yesterday Boss and Bryony travelled across the valley. First, we placed a deposit on two weaner pigs who will be arriving at the end of April. Secondly, we picked up this two balls of cuteness:

We've introduced them to the three big(ger) dogs without anyone getting too upset. Merry is grump...
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The Zoo Expands.

Posted on 5 February, 2016 at 7:30 Comments comments (4)

There's a thing we're trying not to talk about, in the fear that saying its name might bring it back again. You may have noticed  a change in the level of white fluffy stuff upon the ground. We have too. As have the chickens, who had been refusing to go out and displaying signs of cabin fever, and are now joyfully bouncing around in their run. This will all soon change, I am sure, as we are forecast to get 10cm of snow this afternoon, another 10cm tonight, and then more...
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In which we ignore the existence of snow.

Posted on 25 January, 2016 at 15:15 Comments comments (13)

A couple of weeks ago Bryony departed for the heavily populated west (Montreal and Toronto) in search of cute fluffy dogs to bring home and produce more cute fluffy dogs with the cute fluffy dogs we currently have. While Bryony was away being traumatised by densely populated spaces in which there were people whose names we do not know, Liz went and found puppies just down the road. Typical.

So we went on Monday to see Al's dogs and will be introduci...
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End of Year

Posted on 21 December, 2015 at 13:50 Comments comments (0)

There is a saying:  "There is always something to do on a farm."  Never was a truer word said than a farm that was last maintained and actually farmed, according to local lore, for the last 30 or more years.  It would be an understatement to say we have been busy, but we can sit back, momentarily, and celebrate what has been accomplished so far.

Soon after we arrived in May we had a very welcome visit from Uncle Jas.  We would have kept him if we could, b...

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Blood, Sweat and (Happy) Tears

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 7:25 Comments comments (3)

“Where does the time go?” is the question we all keep asking ourselves! We set out in May and already the season is nearly over, and the work we managed to accomplish is astonishing. We’ve gotten absolutely covered in dirt, sweat and poop. We’ve spent countless hours exhausted from running around like chickens without heads, or frustrated with our menagerie of animals – and each other. We’ve been soaked in rain, swarmed by bugs, burnt by the sun, and lost ...

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