Hug a Farmer

Hug a Farmer
The other day I was talking with Jenna from Bee Tree Farm about how hard farming is. You see, we’re both romantics and above all, we love goats. I say this because I think it helps sum up the kind of people we are. When something goes wrong on the farm we look for the silver lining, the learning experience, the justification. And, because we love goats we’re also slightly masochistic and can almost .

Little b Designs Statement Necklace Giveaway

Little b Designs Statement Necklace Giveaway
I’m 31 years old today! Wahoo! Here at The Farmstead we’re celebrating by partnering up with the fabulous Little b Designs to give away this amazing statement necklace. Brenna lovingly handcrafts each and every piece with incredible attention to detail. Her Etsy shop is full of really amazing one-of-a kind jewelry. Ready to enter? Leave us a comment on the blog answering the question, “What’s making you happy this week?” You can unlock additional .

Artifical Insemination: A Love Story

This past weekend Gizmo and I poured Nick a big glass of orange juice and walked outside to give it to him. He’d been out cutting down dead trees for the past couple hours so we figured, rightfully so, he was thirsty. Just as we get to the spot where I’d most recently heard chain sawing we see him, running towards us at full speed. “What’s wrong!?” I yelled. “Gumball’s in heat!” Sure enough, .

Farm Profile: Stony Mountain Farm

fying turkey
Stony Mountain Farm in Squamish, BC (45 north of Vancouver and 40 minutes south of Whistler offers free-range eggs, seasonal turkeys and pastured chickens. They also have goats who, until they’re bred and can become milkers, are “comedic relief.” Tracy and Dan’s farm is located in the Squamish Valley and, quite literally, looks like something off of a postcard. Between Tracy’s career as a Registered Veterinary Technician and Dan’s background in the construction industry .