Summer 2020

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 Summer 2020[…]

Tiger Moth

Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)

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)[…]

Garden 2019

Garden 2019 was huge in spite of lack of water! This year we planted the entire Garden plot! In the Garden 2019 we grew cucumbers, corn, raddish, (yellow, purple, green) beans, soy beans, swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, (yellow, green) zucchini, (heirloom, orange, purple) carrots, (green arrow, sugaranne, sugarsnap, mixed)peas, (red, yellow, mixed)potatoes, dill, cucamelon, garlic, Read more about Garden 2019[…]

2018 Garden

This summer (2018) Some produced…and some didn’t produce We’ll never plant Tiny Tim tomatoes again. What a nuisance. So many tomato skins to peel off. Carrots produced a lot! So did zucchini, pumpkin and beans..of course. Kelly always manages to get some canning done including this year Kelly and Jeffs Apple Butter/ Jam thanKs to Read more about 2018 Garden[…]

Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance: A Couple Who Met During The War Written by Jan Densmore In today’s Remembrance celebration,  we take the time to think of My Mom (Margret Bissell) and Dad (Gregory Rice) were in their early 20s when they met during WWII. Both army soldiers. Signing up during wartime, can you imagine how scary the future could be Read more about Remembrance Day 2018[…]

Farm Jam 2018

Farm Jam 2018 was smaller than usual but more fun than ever! There was a small group at Farm Jam 2018 this year, but a  lot of newcomers! We were happy to see Beth and Laurier(Sp?), Auntie Kate(from South Korea), Billie, Kendra, Cousin Danielle and family, cousin Gerry and family and of course all the regulars. Read more about Farm Jam 2018[…]

The Little Neighbour Boy Gets a Surprise Swarm

The surprise swarm that took Jeffs grainery by storm! In just 2 days honey bees had created a swarm on Jeffs exterior wall of his grainery. This isn’t the first time bees have been around before but never a swarm like this.  This time it was more of an adventure. Wanting to get rid of the Read more about The Little Neighbour Boy Gets a Surprise Swarm[…]

Cousin Weekend 2018

Cousins Weekend Was Filled Sunshine, Drama and Food! We camped out at Uncle Malcolm’s for the cousins long weekend! Mathew and Emmy joined us from the East coast, along with Terra and the girls(this includes Andrew). The invitation was also extended to our parents this year! Everyone packed up their tents, campers, games, footballs, baseballs, Read more about Cousin Weekend 2018[…]