My Inspiration: The lost “art” of heritage farming, animals, nature, tradition, history, the beauty of soil. Being a part of change and knowing I am contributing in a positive way.
My Story: Living in reverse, we moved to a rural farm in beautiful Mississippi Mills Ontario. Blue Hen Farm came with a rich history and we were in love the moment we stepped into the warm kitchen on a cold winter day. Feeling like this old farm had been just waiting to be brought back to life we dove in.
As a population we are aware that something is wrong with our food production, but many don’t know how the “wheels turn” on a farm in the first place. So how are we ever going to fix it? With a mission for change, I have become a “diligent luddite” to be preserve food production practices for a sustainable future. Sharing my passion and knowledge with our guests and visitors, and keeping our traditions of the past alive .
My Favourite things: My “office” barnyard and co worker livestock animals, the pride I feel being a female farmer, when people “come home” to the farm, oh and anything home baked, still warm out of the wood burning oven!
We will have a wonderful selection of homestead jams and preserves for sale. Included in our offering are some 65 ROSES jams.
“65 Roses” is for Cystic Fibrosis. The term 65 Roses stems from the fact that most young children with this disease cannot pronounce Cystic Fibrosis and so use this term instead.
We’re donating a percentage to Cystic Fibrosis and are hoping to really contribute.
Photos by Desa Photography