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Here is the Red Rock Cross Chicken! This traditional cross is a fine balance between egg & meat production. The trim black hens weigh about 5.5 lbs and have a reddish colored chest. *Chick orders are placed every Friday and arrive the following Thursday.
Planted out the first hundred ranunculus in the cold frame, really happy with the root development of these babes. Also got 80 peonies in the ground (the pic just looks like a lot of dirt so I’ll spare you)! And got my filing sorted. That’s three checks off my list of one million things to do this week ✔️✔️✔️ . #readysetFARM #springtime #gogogo #albertafarm #flowerfarmer #smallfarm #surehopethesedontdie
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The greatest sight we've seen all year! The willows are budding, marking the official start of spring and the first source of pollen for our bees. Have you seen your bees bringing in pollen? #beefood #springhassprung
The grass might not yet be green, but you can be with @mysweetmess incredibly healthy green zinger smoothie! Don't forget, Swiss chard is in season and available now! Sign up for your Summer Harvest Box to enjoy #local #natural produce all year long from #YYCGrowers .
Visited with a friend this weekend on her sheep farm in Alberta. Things have been a little busy lately #springtime #springlamb #springlambs #alberta #albertafarm #albertasheep #prairie #canada #canadianlife #canadianlamb
I’ve got a lakefront property for the next couple months! Next weekend three WWOOFers from France arrive and I’m pretty pumped to offer them this experience. Just gotta track down a canoe... . #TheGreatMelt #springmelt #springflood #albertafarm #smallfarm #springtimeintheprairies #albertaskies
HEY HEY, it’s your BIRTHDAY! 🎉🎈🎂 . To help celebrate @manitobaharvest 20th birthday and my 200th post, I’m doing a Hemp Hearts giveaway! What better way to thank my Instafam for all the love then to sprinkle the HEMP LOVE! 💚 . Here’s how to enter: 1. Make sure you’re following me! @farmwifeyblog 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2. DOUBLE TAP this post ☝🏼 3. COMMENT here👇🏼 wishing @manitobaharvest a HAPPY Birthday!! 🎂(Make sure you tag them!) Want an EXTRA chance to win? Tag your friends and get more entries! 👯‍♀️ . GOOD LUCK! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 . . . Contest closes Thursday, April 26, 2018 a 11:59pm MST. The winner will be announced on April 27, 2018. Contest is open to Canadian and US mailing addresses only. Winner will be contacted by DM and must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize. If there is no response the prize will be redrawn. Please note, this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered buy, or associated with, Instagram. . . . #hemphemphooray #hemplove #hemphearts #hemp #mhhempambassador #mhbrandadvocate #manitobaharvest #hempmakeitsuper #superfood #happybirthday #contest #farm #farmwife #farmlife #giveaway #farmerswife #instagiveaway #farmwifetribe #farmfriday #rural #albertafarm #farming #farmwifelife #hempfood #hempproducer #marriedtoafarmer #ad
great turnout for the Canadian industrial hemp conference in Edmonton. Hemp batteries, food, First Nations housing, composites, medicine, clothing, and more. Industrial hemp will be billion dollar revolution. #yeg #yeghemp #hemp #industrialhemp #hempfibre #hempfood #hempoil #hempcbd #hemphousing #hempcrete #hempfarmers #alberta #albertafarm #agriculture #albertaagriculture #hempfood #hemphouse
Love seeing these two get excited about helping at the farm! Addys cow calved and that smile says it all! And Izzy is coming up with a name for each new baby 🐮 #albertafarm #farmkids #freshair
Trying to figure out this “perching” thing. We gave the chicks some sticks to play with this afternoon. And then setup some low perching spots this evening. They’re so fun to watch explore. . . #raisingchickens #babychicks #babychickens #brooder #perching #farmlife #smallfarm #farmblog #cutechickens #happinessbytheacre #albertafarm #cuteness #chickdays #happinesschicks
“My need see mine cows. It’s alright cows, papa get you food, ok!” ❤️ #farmgirl #justagirlandhercows #albertafarm #toddler #toddlerlife #nikon #nikond610 #nikonphotography #photography #momtogs #yeg
I want a cow, this one wanted to come home with me I am sure of it. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #nikon_photography_ #nikond7100 #nikon_dslr_users #naturallight #nature_perfection #godscreation #cowsofinstagram #cowsofalberta #farm #farmanimal #albertafarm #countrygirl #countryliving #countrystyle #photooftheday #photoshare_everything #albertaphotographer #highlevelphotographer #filmtake #followme
Sweet sweet sunshine! We dug everywhere that could be digged, and have prepped the first of many many beds. Plus the ranunculus got their first day of hardening off, and the peonies will be in the ground by the end of the weekend. Woo hoo warmer weather!! It’s all real I want to liiiiiive!! . #flowerfarm #springprep #bedprep #albertafarm #smallfarm #sunshine #weburnt
Have you joined the MOB? No, not that one. MOB Honey! Amber Yano believes in creating a biodiverse landscape that helps 🐝 and 👩🏽‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾 and our whole 🌏 Read up on @Mobhoney and Amber here ➡️ www.yycgrowers.com/2018/04/getting-to-know-amber-yano-of-mob-honey/
It's time to pull the dahlia tubers out and get them ready for planting out. This will be our first year putting them in the ground in early May... Excited to see how they do, and to also get digging in the dirt. 🙌🏻 #dahlia #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist #albertafarm #canadianflowerfarmer #canadianfarmers
WONDERFUL. That’s what this day was. A sunny day spent with my hubby and kids, out on the farm watching new baby calves being born. I wouldn’t change a thing about it! . . . #familylove #lovefarming #workingtogether #calvingseason #sunnyday #dirty #happy #findpleasureinthelittlethings #farmlife #yeg #yeglife #edmonton #stalbertfarmersmarket #stalbert #yegfarm #alberta #albertafarm #happydays
We just opened and exciting new pick-up location: Somerset Bridlewood CTrain Station. The City of Calgary – Your Local Government is piloting #FarmersMarkets at various CTrain stations this summer and #YYCGrowers will be offering a Harvest Box pick-up and Farmer’s Market every Friday from 3pm – 6:30pm this summer. If you’re a commuter this means you can come home from work and grab your veggies stress-free! We’ll be waiting for you when you get off the train.🚈 #shoplocal #supportlocal #urbanag
Today I decided to turn my daughter’s old Ikea bunkbed frame into a cold frame, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I didn’t have a saw so just worked with the boards I had (plus a couple scrap boards), and I just used 6mil vapour barrier poly from the house renos (I have giant rolls of greenhouse plastic for the greenhouses tho). All told I’ve got a decent little 16’ x 5’ frame, and the bed boards worked really well on the ends as ridges for the plastic to roll up on. Might build another one tomorrow! And if my daughter’s warning signs don’t keep the pests out I don’t know what will. . So while the rest of the farm thaws, this will be my “Mother’s Day” bed (kinda fitting), where I’ll see how many flowers I can grow by Mother’s Day lol 🤞🏼🌸🤞🏼 . #flowerfarmer #flowerfarm #springstart #coldframe #Ikeabunkbed #albertafarm #smallfarm #knucklesandwich #organicpestcontrol #withfists
Did you know that we offer free-range local EGGS, CHICKEN, and BEEF add-ons as part of our CSA? That’s right! Raised by our partner farm @herbertfamilyfarm , members have the option to add on weekly or bi-weekly shares of any of the above items and have them included with their weekly bundle of veggies. 🥕🍅🥦🥒 Deliveries to Camrose, Edmonton and Sherwood Park. . —- Interested in learning more about our CSA? —> Signups open NOW! Click link in profile for further details. We’d love to meet you! . . #buylocal #eatlocal #supportlocal #farmtotable #farmtofork #csa #eggs #albertafarm #greyarrowfarm
Spring seems to have finally made an appearance. If you have beautiful produce in the works we would love to work with you!!! Please contact us at info@rootedmealprep.com or DM us on here 😊 . . . #albertafarm #albertafarming #farmers #farmersmarket #eatlocal #suppotlocal
What are we grateful for today? Having a healthy family and healthy, content cattle! What's one thing you're grateful for today? #gratitude
#throwbackthursday sitting on top of the tallest grainery bin we have to watch the sunset #yesterday not the best photo of the sunset because I was to busy watching it! #farmlife #farmgirl #countrylife #farm #albertafarm #alberta #canada #mylife #myhome #life #instagram #instadaily #instagood #spring #sunset #perfectday #lovethislife #outdoors #instacanadian #happy #singlemomlife #loveit #countrylifestyle
Best package to arrive on the doorstep. EVER. . And yes, the chicks really do come in a box via Canada Post, in case you were curious. . . #chicks #chickdays #cutechicks #chickbox #raisingchickens #chicklove #farmlife #yycgrowers #yycnow #albertalife #albertafarm #happinessbytheacre #smallfarm #chickensofinstagram
Paid a visit to a neighbour...Fuzzy Wuzzy Cattle Co...love, ❤️, love these sweet guys and I want, want, want some!! #hairinyoureyeslikeahighlandsteer #highlandcattle #gottagetmesome #albertafarm #highlandcow #highlandcowsofinstagram
Aren't they cute? Spring time = bee time. The queens have started laying eggs and soon there will be piles of bees. Keep a close eye on your hives to ensure they have the nutrition they need to get them through the season!
When properly managed, grazing animals improve grassland ecosystems by cycling nutrients, building soil and enhancing plant root systems. We treat our farm like an ecosystem, and our cows play the most important role.
Since 1932, the Doerksen family has been farming and ranching in the Alberta prairies. Our 4th generation family farm is located in Gem, Alberta, approximately 150 km east of Calgary, Alberta.
All that snow had to go somewhere... We’ve been busy this week trying to get the water off of the fields. Under that big body of water is winter wheat that was planted in the fall. It will need to be reseeded once things dry up, probably going to put peas there. It’s nice to have the moisture, but not all in the same spot! . . . #snowmelt #fieldflooded #waterproblems #plant18 #farm #farmfield #farming #albertafarm #canadianfarm #acres #ag #cdnag #womenwhofarm #marriedtoafarmer #farmher farmer #femalefarmer #organicfarm #farmswife #farmwife #farmlife #farmwifelife #farmwifeyblog
So after reading a ton of reviews and taking the recommendation of a garden centre owner, I decided to go ahead and try Luster Leaf’s Rapitest Soil Test Kit. It takes about 12 hours (gotta let the soil & water mixture settle), more if you’re testing multiple samples and are disorganized like me. It includes a handy “ph preference list” that covers a ton of flowers, trees, shrubs, veggies, herbs, fruit, houseplants, turf, and grasses, and it has sweet recommendations for pH, N, P, and K amendments. All very clearly laid out, giving a nice little overview of understanding soil health. Plus I felt like a #BRILLIANT #SCIENTIST doing the tests, so there’s that too. The results are ballpark, but I won’t be out in the field with a scale and measuring cup either. Acidity is where I expected, and it looks like I’ll be adding lots of dried blood and bone meal to my soil this spring (except no blood for the dahlias, cuz they prefer low nitrogen). Fun stuff! . #flowerfarm #soil #soilhealth #soiltest #albertafarm #smallfarm
Morning walk, neighbour’s field is a temporary lakeland. Vulcan County has declared a state of emergency, happy to be on high ground, hoping the water doesn’t wreak too much havoc! . #TheGreatMelt #vulcancounty #flooding #springmelt #smallfarm #albertafarm #albertaweather
Things are getting cozy! The heat lamp is warming things up in the brooder. Just need to fill feeder and water. Chicks arrive tomorrow!!!💛🐥 . Our brooder setup was a kit that we purchased from @premier1supplies . Because we are doing it in our future nursery room, we want to take good care of the floor. We laid down a tarp, and an old wood pallet, screwed a piece of OSB down and voila, a brooder platform. Still low enough that it will be easy for Sam to reach inside👍🏻 . We picked up the rest of chick supplies at @ufacooperative and Lone Star Tack & Feed. . So EXCITED, I might not be able to sleep!!! . . . #brooder #chickdays #chicks #chickbrooder #brooderbox #smallfarm #farmwork #farmlife #yycliving #yycgrowers #happinessbytheacre #albertaag #albertafarm #knowyourfarmer #knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom #localraised
Greenhouse progress! Huge shout out to our helpers (Brenda and Christine💥) who’s hands were very needed to get that poly on snug! Big day of work, and not done yet, but so happy about what has been accomplished! #greenhouse #buylocal #bluemoonfarm #albertaflowers #eatlocalgrown #albertafarm #didsbury
Found a good patch of soft ground and couldn’t resist firing up the BCS. By this weekend I’ll be tearing most of the yard up with this beauty, can’t wait can’t wait can’t waaait!! @bcs_america . #springishere #funfunfun #flowerfarm #wheeeee #albertafarm #smallfarm #bcstractor
Don't forget there is still time to get over to @hillhurst_sunnyside and visit the #FarmersMarket for #local , #fresh , #natural produce and more. Open until 7pm, stop in to shop and enjoy the beginnings of spring. What will you make tonight with your farm fresh ingredients? #yycgrowers
It’s spring!🤞🏼🌱 . . . With the never-ending winter even the mice seem to be struggling to get enough food and water and they’ve been digging up our seed in the greenhouse. I've spent many hours re-seeding trays upon trays (not to mention the expense of all those seeds!) Hoping the warmer temperatures gets these little guys out of the greenhouse...or else! 🐀 . . . #farm #farmlife #farmstories #seed #seeds #seedsaver #spring #springtime #grow #seedlings #localfarm #Alberta #albertafarm #biodynamic #demeter #localfood #swipeleft
With calving underway it’s nice to finally get some decent weather. #albertafarm #calvingseason #beefnuggets #newbreed #farmlife #springtime
Checking out the lower field, gotta find a way to capture some of this water for late summer 🤔. . #tanks #pumps #pumpinponds #springmelt #springflood #floodedfield #albertafarm
No filter, just a real purdy morning over here. . #sunrise #fog #albertaskies #albertafarm #smallfarm #prairiesky #prairiefarm #flowerfarm
On this #TransformationTuesday , I won’t feature a before and after, but what I will show you is a home that has tremendous potential... Welcome to 31 Charlesworth Crescent in Brooks, Alberta! Call me today! 403-363-4252 {Tags, Shares & Referrals are an important part of my business and GREATLY appreciated!} http://sellwithcheryl.ca/details/Alberta/Brooks/31-Charlesworth-Crescent/sc0131656/?id=19235381
A few years back I got to watch this alpaca being born, my grandparents own an alpaca farm and at the height of it we had 42 of the adorable creatures. I grew up going every second weekend to the farm and helping out and spending a week or more in the summer out there. Some of the best memories were created out there ☺️ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #alpaca #alpacanotllama #babyalpaca #farm #canada #canadian #canadianfarm #raisedonafarm #alberta #yeg #barrhead #alpacafarm #beautiful #animals #animal #photooftheday #albertafarm #alpacafiber #edmonton #780 #canadaisbeautiful
These past two days have been a challenge. It makes me thankful to have shelter from the storm! . . . #aprilstorm #calving #stayingwarmandcozy #workinghard #happybabies #happymommas #cowcalf #farmlife #yeg #yeglife #yegfarm #edmonton #alberta #albertafarm #happydays
Getting farm fresh veggies from YYC Growers doesn’t just put food on your table. It creates healthier soil, builds biodiversity, contributes to a thriving local economy, pays a living wage to farmers & their staff and keeps you nourished with healthy, chemical/pesticide-free produce. That’s pretty awesome!💚💚💚 . Sign up today and use this coupon code for $10 off: HBTA2018 . . #supportlocalyyc #supportlocalfarmers #yycgrowers #eatlocalyyc #eatyourveggies #harvestboxyyc #albertagrown #albertafarm #yycliving #yycfood #yychealth #yycwellness #yycblogger #yyccommunity #localyyc #happinessbytheacre #happinessislocal #localfood #yyclifestyle #buylocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #urbanfarming #albertalife
The Americauna is today’s #ChickOfTheDay ! This bird is a fine layer of quality large blue-green eggs and their delightful beards & multicolors have kept them to be one of the most popular of the heritage breeds for many years. *Rochester Hatchery orders are placed every Friday and arrive the following Thursday!
Warmer temps are finally here which means record amounts of snow are turning into record amounts of flooding. Many highways in the region have been closed due to overland flooding, and poor Taber has already been hit badly. I can hear a waterfall gushing somewhere in the neighbour’s field, and I’d say there’s a moderate to high possibility of my fields flooding (there’s still about two feet of heavy wet snow on those fields). I’m close to a lot of dry wetlands and riverbeds, so hopefully all the water finds a suitable home that doesn’t wreak too much havoc, but assuming the house is safe and on high enough ground (it seems to be), I’m switching to Plan B, which is to farm on and around the house’s yard. It’s just over an acre, so space isn’t an issue in terms of spring beds, and by early summer the higher field should be useable. Gotta do what we gotta do (plus my yard will get prettier much faster than it would’ve otherwise lol) hope everyone else in the area is staying safe and dry 🤞🏼. . #flowerfarm #flowerfarming #springthaw #TheGreatMelt #albertafarm #prairiefarms #hooboy
Can't get over how beautiful they are 😍 hopefully once all the snow melts we can get some proper pens for them and they can begin mating. . . . . . #goldenpheasant #yellowgoldenpheasant #pheasant #birds #pretty #colorfulbirds #beautiful #alberta #onoway #farm #smallfarm #albertafarm #albertafarming #farmliving #farmlife #onthefarm #homestead #homesteading
#Plastic is something we have all become accustomed to using every day. We know it is harmful for our planet, but it helps us deliver farm-fresh, #local , #natural produce to you. Discover why we use some #plasticbags in our blog, and share your thoughts on how we can further improve our #footprint . yycgrowers.com/2018/04/plastic-a-two-faced-tale/
#ChickOfTheDay ! BROILERS - These are the fastest growing, most efficient meat birds available. Their large breasts and thighs give them a great finish. This hybrid bird is good to butcher at a range of weights. *Rochester Hatchery orders are placed every Friday and arrive the following Thursday!
Looking forward to brighter Days? Do you love having beautiful fresh flowers in your life? We are excited to now be offering Flower Subscriptions! 💐 We would love to help fill your homes and offices with our farm fresh bouquets. Click the link in our bio to sign up!
Albertan beekeepers can generally expect to lose approximately 20% of their colonies to Old Man Winter. Still, knowing this does not make it easy when we find a hive that has not survived. We are grateful that most of our hives are healthy and very strong, but will spend a few uneasy days thinking about those that did not make it through. #farmlife #NotAlwaysEasy
Made with 100% white chicken breast sourced from Viking, Alberta. Pair this with the Bougie Bowl for the perfect compliment in flavours.👌💯👌 . . . #edmontoneats #yegfood #yegfoodie #yegrestaurants #yeggers #yeg #yeglocal #localyeg #albertagrown #consciousliving #albertafarm #fromfarmtotable
Our friends at ‪@MySweetmess ‬ shared this dreamy sunflower sprout ‪#pesto ‬ ‪#recipe ‬. Top yours with some of our fresh ‪#microgreens ‬ for added zip! mysweetmess.com/2018/04/15/sunflower-sprout-pesto/
Usually if I don’t have anything nice to say, I try to keep my mouth shut. But today a big FU to the snow is in order!! 😭🤯 . . . #albertafarm #albertaspring #albertalife #waitingonspring #greenthumbgirls #smallfarm #farmwife #farmlife #farmflowers #flowerfarm #locallygrown #slowflowers #farmbouquets #farmfresh #yycgrowers #happinessbytheacre #zinnias #sunflowers
I was in absolute heaven today, hanging out with some baby cows 💙💙💙😍😍😍 #babycow #lovethem #obsessed #socute 🐮 #moo #sundayafternoon #ruralalberta #albertafarm #myalberta #alberta
FARMING It is a job of long hours, in all temperatures, and lots of hard work. But it is so much more than that. It is scars, callouses, stitches, and bruises. It is sunshine and storms, dirt under your nails, and straw in your boots. It is early mornings, late nights, and long days. It is the joy of a good harvest, the beauty of a sunset, the peace in the yard. It is a calf in your back porch, a dog in your truck, and freedom in your soul. It is faith, determination and accomplishment. It is fears, tears, laughter, and love. It is a way of life, a sense of pride, a family affair. It is home. And there is no place I would rather be.
This little Snapdragon wants to start blooming. I'm going to have to pinch her and let her know spring isn't here yet.
These two relaxing on the step waiting for the Farmer to get home from his holiday. One last dirt bike trip down south before we start #plant18 . Happy to have him home safe and sound ❤️ . . . #happysunday #frontsteps #farmhouse #farmdog #farmcat #farm #farmlife #farmwife #farmerswife #farmwifelife #familyfarm #albertafarm #farmwifeyblog
Happy little ferns 😍. . #ferns #flowerfarm #albertafarm #smallfarm
Sweet little lamb ! And big old daddy ram Hercules ! They are both just so awesome in their own way :) #ram #sheepfam #farmlife #bahh #baby #lamb #itscoldout #littlebutt #horns #animals #barn #albertafarm
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