We first started farming over a decade ago in Washington state. At the time we were also running a property caretaking business, volunteering as EMTs with the local fire department, and managing our own off-grid homestead as well as raising meat and vegetables for our community. After we left, our friends and neighbours Joe and Kate told us they had a nickname for us: ‘the daubers’. Apparently our constant frenzied busyness reminded them of never-resting mud dauber wasps constantly working to build their nests.
Want to join in the joy of regenerative ranching without the dirty, mucky, yucky parts? We’re looking for assistance at our farmers’ markets for the coming season. Join us in providing local markets with diverse meats of unparalleled quality so that we can continue to regenerate our farm and environment.
Through the winter months, our primary tasks are to:
• keep the water running,
• over-commit to volunteer efforts, and
• knit tiny chicken sweaters from organic wool.
We also make time to continue the unending process of learning that goes hand-in-hand with being a regenerative farmer.
If you know Tristan, you know that when he’s not farming, he’s thinking about farming, and that extends to his favourite hobby – volunteering. Recently, he was overheard in town describing himself as a ‘professional volunteer’. He spends a lot of his time working to create opportunities in regenerative agriculture across BC through his work with agricultural non-profits, especially in the winter months. Why, you might ask?
Ready to work hard with a great crew on an innovative regenerative agriculture project? Join us in improving the land while providing local markets with diverse meats of unparalleled quality.
*UPDATE* – We have hired our staff for 2019. Thanks for your interest!
What goes on at the ranch between our bi-weekly market rounds? A lot! There are the regular chores that always keep us busy: moving the cows onto fresh pasture, feeding grain to the meat chickens and layers, delivering greens to the baby turkeys in the brooder, collecting and washing eggs, towing the egg mobile to new paddocks, and of course keeping you all updated with our newsletter, and packing the trailer with delicious meats for market! But we also make time for new projects, facility improvements, educational adventures, and sometimes even invite new animals onto the farm…
I’ve had a lot of customers ask me for ideas of how to use ground pork. Ground pork will take any burger, meatloaf or meatball to the next level, but here’s one of my favourite easy early summer meals.
Late last month we hosted an Organic Verification Officer for our annual audit. Each time we are inspected, we are reminded what Certified Organic means to us…