Orchard and Vine Article-Spring 2016.

What a wonderful spring it has been thus far….The blossoms and bees are out, a testament to delightful things to come on the farm. Our modest team has been hard at work getting the farm ready for the upcoming busy season, pruning, prepping and chipping. Indeed it is a labour of love, the hard work leading towards the excitement of another harvest of organic fruit from our 2 acre paradise. In addition, we have a wealth of public winery events and private bookings  we are really looking forward to sharing with our dedicated fellow food lovers. Most anticipated is the arrival of our very own flock of heritage chickens, the chicks are due to arrive in the next couple of days, and I must say we are incredibly excited to welcome and raise these heritage birds on the farm. They too, will be hard at work in the orchard, enjoying foraging under the trees for bugs and helping with natural fertilizing.  They will be a daily presence in their moveable “pen”, and sent to bed in the chicken coop recently finished, just starting a self watering system to keep things fresh and plentiful during our hot summer season. I will post photos shortly following their arrival…. As spring gives way to the beginning of another beautiful  culinary and wine tourism season, a few publications have helped showcase our Backyard Farm dream. One of which, I received in the mail today, from Orchard and Vine Magazine. The spring issue includes an article written by Dona Sturmanis, a  well known, respected and talented writer for many local publications. Her passion paired with talent and ability are very well...