Picture Postcards: Life around the farm


A duck enjoys one of the ponds on a warm summer day.

I am fortunate to live in a place that has a communal farm which serves as the heart of the neighbourhood. It is where residents gather in the barn for Town Hall meetings or one of the many events thoughtfully planned by the residents. Long walks around the farm and checking on the progress of crops is a wonderful way to connect with nature. On the farm we have access to seasonal crops, an apple orchard, a pond, horse paddocks and lots of lively farm animals that keep us entertained.

I like to think of it as having a farm just without the work!

While I would absolutely love to have my very own hobby farm one day, it is just not feasible at this time. I do, however, grow my own fruit and vegetables and have plans to eventually raise chickens but that is an ongoing discussion with the husband and it is a “talk” I’ve yet to win! In the meantime I spend quite a bit of time at the farm and I enjoy all aspects of it. It truly is a beautiful place and I count myself as fortunate to live in such a community.

This year the farm has acquired many hens which provide farm fresh eggs. It would be great if one day the goats provide milk for making goat cheese. OR maybe I can just get my own goats…I imagine that will be another lengthy discussion with the husband!

Hello from the Peanut Gallery

Having access to a working farm is a truly wonderful thing. Watching the farm hands plant, maintain the land and care for the animals is a great learning experience and it is a great way to learn just how much is involved in the process.

I hope you enjoyed this quick peek into the the sweet animals that live on the farm. Do you have a favourite?

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