Weathervanes, pinwheels, and whirligigs that Malcolm paints and builds.
Let’s talk about our fruit! Cherry, Apple, Plum, Grapes, Raspberry, Strawberry, Haskap, Goji and more.
We get some wild ideas watch as we transform them! Chicken coops, out houses, showers and more. Ideas for living off grid.
Malcolm and Sebastian have made videos of all the inventions that they have made on the farm. Watch and see how the make living semi off grid tolerable.
Old McGregor bought a farm, Oh, what fruit he grew, As the farm began to grow, His family did too! Malcolm bought the farm just between Lumsden and Pence. Just bare land, a dugout and a mailbox. It was a pathetic piece of land, filled with weeds, Canadian thistle and ground frogs. Yet Malcolm, has started to make it a hobby (farm?) Malcolm’s main concern was his grape vines…That’s what he thought, but really if he could grow cherry trees, cherries would pay for the farm as he experimented with the vines. Wait there are fruit trees up for auction! At a ridiculously low price! We should get some, just to see. Did you hear they are growing Goji berries in the valley? We should get 10 plants, just to see. In the second year, we have cherry trees, raspberry bushes, Goji berries, hops, strawberries, rhubarb, apple trees, pear trees and plum trees (hopefully garlic?) It’s all trial and error. It’s come a long way from fencing, aerators in the dugout, self-sufficient water supply and family bonding…at first we thought Malcolm was crazy, but now we love our “Farm”
Farm Fam Jam had a great turnout this year! Dave, Brenda, Megan, Paul and the boys (Joe and Sam), Bruce, and Mira were the first brave souls out on Friday night. Just in time for Jeff to roll up with his 7/11 on wheels. Lime Slushies, cold iced tea, and water with a mini-ice machine. Read more about Farm Fam Jam 2022[…]
Farm jam is Saturday, July 30th this year. We will supply burgers and hotdogs for supper. Also outhouse and water. Power will be on a first-come-first service. Bring your tents or camper. Join us for the on-stage jam.
The year after COVID. We didn’t get many pictures. It’s like we wanted to see people with our eyes instead of through a camera lens for once! It was a great FARM/ FAM Jam. WE HAD BABIES! You know we are close to the end of the COVID epidemic when babies can leave the house! Read more about Farm Jam 2021- The Year After COVID[…]
Sunflowers everywhere in the garden- 2021 We planted ornamental sunflowers one year to attract bees and now they are an invasive weed. This year we tried to use them as a wind block to the garden. They soaked up more water than prevented water evaporation. Now they are a pretty weed in our garden. Kelly Read more about Garden 2021- The Sunflower take-over[…]
CRITTERS, CRITTERS, EVERYWHERE! WE HAVE THEM ON CAMERA. We’ve had several Critters families stop in to try and figure out the cameras. We’ve also had a few who didn’t notice the cameras at all. Birds, raccoons, deer, coyotes, fox, MOOSE, Owls, house cat, bald eagle, hawk, cougar, rabbit, white weasle, and more. We’ve had Read more about Wildlife on the Critter Camera[…]
Winter 2021 Lots of snow. Let’s hope some ends up in the dugout.
Summer 2020- Social Distancing! Summer 2020 was my (Kelly’s) first full season living primarily at the farm. What better place to social distance is the farm. That’s a LIE! The Rice farm has been a haven for people looking for outdoor retreat! Bon fires, hiking, biking, sledding. We even showed up for Christmas. Garden Our Read more about Garden 2020[…]
WINDMILL AND SOLAR TRAIL CAMERA The Windmill turns on a windy day and charges the battery. On a sunny day the solar panels send a charge over to the battery. The battery then sends power over to the inverter. The plug you see in the inverter runs the camera, Nest cam. This way we can Read more about Windmill Project[…]
Pearls magic Princess Moth is actually a Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica). We found it in the garden and fell in love! Excepts it didn’t grant any of her wishes, DANG! Spilosoma virginica is a species of moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. As a caterpillar, it is known as the yellow woolly bear or yellow bear caterpillar. As an adult, it is known as Read more about Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)[…]
Spring 2020 is in on a confusing roller coaster ride With Covid19 we all started the season early. The more we could get out to the farm the better. Whether Malcolm’s fixing the truck, Tania’s family is out hiking or Kelly’s recluse to her camper the farm acted like a getaway for all of us. Read more about Spring 2020[…]