Those of you who have visited Quinn Farm will see the changes we`ve made. Other changes are less visible, like using the sheep to control weeds & grass in the Christmas trees; and the hours & hours spent irrigating crops.
The apple crop is in full swing and the pumpkins & squash look gorgeous and are also ready for harvest.
We still have tender sweet corn at the farm shop, picked daily.
Our work force this year has been tremendously enhanced by Jonathan & Jesus, from Guatemala. It is refreshing and pleasing to see a totally unique work ethic and attitude.
Grandsons Keith & Alex are growing like proverbial weeds, taking in as much as possible of their special privilege as farm children.
Matt is with us for the balance of September & October.He has his bags packed then for an Asian tour, for a six month study of Bonsai.
Last week, we had a call followed by a delivery, of 4 Buff Brahma Chickens, just 3 month`s old. They had been raised in a backyard in Ste. Anne De Bellevue, until some jealous busy-body reported them to the `Chicken-Police`.
These chickens are the cleanest, quietest and most responsive to human attention.....an obvious result of how well they were taken care of.
The chickens had to be removed from the owners property or face fines of hundreds of dollars per day.
This is the same kind of response that would beget anyone doing anything as unusual as replacing their lawn with vegetables or garden plants.
Most other parts of the world are closer to their food as is evident for example, the greatest increase in pet numbers in Great Britain & parts of Europe are chickens.
Freedom of choice in the food we eat has for the most part, been totally ignored and subsequently lost.
We will take this opportunity to welcome you to our farm and wish we had more time to visit with you during this busy season of apple & pumpkin harvest.
Hoping to see you soon.