A day at the Broody Rooster
We have multiplied on the farm lately. Bindi and Mr.Beau had a beautiful litter of nine little pups on Friday night, so we will have fun all summer with them (and no doubt the guests will too! If you are looking for a great companion, we are now accepting applications to find forever homes for these puppies.
We have been incubating chicks and ordered some new laying chicks and meat birds in as well. We have a new batch of 11 little guinea babes and 12 new muscovy ducklings in every colour. And, in a few weeks we have ordered 30 turkeys for the Christmas season. If you want to order a fresh bird for the holidays, we are taking orders now.
The garden is doing great. We enjoy fresh salad greens every night and are on a run of eating cauliflower non stop! When things are ready, it is hard to keep up. My niece and nephew helped me braid garlic a couple of weeks ago and we have had a good run of snowpeas since early June as well as spinach.
We are now welcoming our first guests in the cottage for the summer. Last week a lovely young couple from Vancouver came to enjoy some time away from the city and relax. Tomorrow we will enjoy new guests for a week and bookings keep filling up. If you want a getaway, there are only a few spots left for the summer so take a look at the calendar and contact us to come and stay!
There is still room in the art workshops this summer so for those who want to come and paint in the barn, let me know and join in one of the gatherings to get your creative juices going on the farm.
The farm is alive with spring. The garden is half planted and we hope it takes well so we can supply farm baskets of produce for folks again this summer.The fruit trees had a good pruning and we hope that they bring forward a great harvest as well.
I posted the workshop calendar tonight. There are lots of art workshops planned for June, July and August so if you want to treat yourself to a little getaway for some creative time in the loft - we'd love to have you here.
And - we are expecting! Well, Mr. Beau Jangles and Bindi Lou are anyways. For the line up of folks waiting for their little Australian Cattle Dog - we expect them to arrive July 1st for Canada Day. They are so much work but such a joy too. We will continue to add to the list so if you think you can provide the right home - contact us for more information.
The cottage is getting booked up so if you want your time in the country this summer - bookings start in June til the end of August. Get your reservation in early - and think about combining it with some puppy time and an art workshop!
Come and visit the 22 Artisans in the Cedar Yellowpoint area to shop local for Christmas. The artisans welcome you in their studios, galleries and workshops to show their work and sell to visitors. It is more than a shopping outing, it is an experience! Maps are available online or at local gas stations, stores and restaurants. Come for a day, bring a few friends and visit as many as you like.
But for sure, stop in to visit the Broody Rooster Gallery and Farm for a one of a kind gallery experience. We will have warm apple cider for you to sip as you browse in the loft of our barn at the works from local artists. Items include paintings, art cards, canning, poppycock, dog treats, soap, salves, tea, rice, wool crafts, fishing tackle, birdhouses, horseshoe art, sewing crafts, upcycled furniture and more!
Come and take a drive out in the beautiful Cedar/Yellowpoint area next week from August 15-18th and stop in at the Broody Rooster Gallery (barn loft) for our first Summer Show and Sale from noon to 6 pm daily. The event is intended to give students from my art workshops a chance to display their work as well as an opportunity to showcase new paintings by Nicole Vaugeois, Lesley Lorenz, Marci Leighton and a new addition, Kevin Bray. Dan Gogo has been busy making lots of horseshoe art like welcome signs, wine racks and garden art. And my nephew made lots of new colourful birdhouses with upcycled hardware. Deb Pawlyshyn will have an assortment of homemade salves and balmes from her own herbs. Lots to see, lots of local artisan products to purchase - so spread the word and come out for a visit.
We have found forever homes for Mr. Beau and Bindi's litter of nine Australian Cattle Dog puppies. And, we just couldn't part with them all so we added a new member to our clan - Ziggy. I always wanted a dog named Ziggy - like the cartoon character growing up. Ziggy will be a good name for a heeler too as it describes the zigging pattern they do when heeling cattle or livestock. I've been thinking of starting a new little series on adventures of Ziggy as he grows up on the farm...
Guests start arriving this weekend and the summer is booking up fast. So if you are wanting to come out and enjoy some time in the country - connect with us soon.
There are still spaces in the art workshops this summer too - so think about expanding your creativity repertoire and adding painting to your list of passions.