Saturday, 31 October 2015
Dirt in the Shoes- Guilty as charged. Born with dirt in the shoes, farm raised and still carrying that little bit around every day. The shoe dirt attaches itself to the insides and outsides of any shoes worn on the two feet I walk around on. Will I ever endeavour to remove the dirt? Not a chance!
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
New young farmers need all the help and encouragement they can get. Debt loads are high and most work off the farm to be able to continue farming.
Praying for good weather, excellent yields, high prices and times of rest.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
I witnessed this beautiful sunset a few days after the blood moon was scheduled to appear in my region. The sky clouded over just before the moon was to be at its best. Disappointed? Yes I was but when sunsets like this appear on the horizon, everything else just doesn't seem to matter.
Most nights I am blessed with spectacular views. God's paintbrush leaves beautiful strokes across the evening sky.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Thursday, 10 September 2015
During the cruise, the captain commented on the history of the area. Believe it or not, one farm that runs along the banks of the river housed a 15 foot rooster. This is no Chicken Little joke! One of the owners of the property recently celebrated his 50th birthday. The family presented him with the statue of the enormous fowl. He liked it so much, he bought it.
This family is the largest poultry producer in Canada. They have 136,000 layer hens, sell 1.5 Million turkeys to Zehrs over the Christmas/New Years time period and have a 3 year contract with McDonalds in Southern Ontario to supply meat for Chicken McNuggets. If my memory is correct the family houses 5 Million broilers. They have farms all over Ontario and are rumoured to be building a 7 storey barn in the Paris area.
Hard to get your head around these facts? They are really impressive!
Monday, 7 September 2015
Monday, 31 August 2015
I am thankful for the beautiful golden wheat as I drive throughout the countryside. A sign of harvest, a sense of accomplishment and provision from the Lord.
Sunday, 30 August 2015
As I walked the fields today(without the camera) I took time to stop and separate some wheat kernels from their casings. Can't get more local and fresh than that. Support your local farmer.