Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nectar Cafe

This fascinating Bumblebee is seen collecting nectar and pollen from a Black Knapweed.

This wild flowering perennial provides for all kinds of insects including butterflies, bees and wasps.  Bees are extremely important pollinators for agriculture which include many varieties of fruits and vegetation.

Black Knapweed can be cut down in autumn after flowering or left through the winter so that its seeds provide a food source for the birds.

Monday, July 28, 2014

St John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)

St John's Wort flowers (Hypericum perforatum) were hand picked from our property and local area ....

St John’s Wort Oil is created by infusing the flowers in a fixed oil (I use 100% organic sunflower oil) and preserved for at least 6 weeks or longer in the sun....

The active components in St John's Wort are found in the buds, flowers, and newest leaves.

St John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) is a very effective anti-inflammatory.... It is excellent for treating insect bites and stings, cuts, burns, bruises, sprains and speeds recovery time dramatically... This amazing oil is a must have in a first aid kit.

St John's Wort Oil (30 ml glass bottle) - 100% organic

It is also safe to use on your pets!!  We healed our pekin duck's foot... See how :

The St John's Wort flower is a favorite of the bumble bee

** The 2015 harvesting season is here and more of this wonderful oil will be available for purchase mid September. If you would like a custom order, please email us and we will be happy to accommodate. We have some excellent quality stock left from 2014 that can be purchased here: St John's Wort Oil (2014) or on our Ebay store

****This amazing oil has an excellent shelf life if stored in a cool, dark place

DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Customers are reminded that it is entirely of their own accord, right and responsibility to make educated choices with their own, and their family's, health care. Always consult a physician prior to the use of any herbal product or service.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Little Green Grasshopper

Green grasshoppers indicate fresh starts
or new beginnings.

Grasshoppers symbolize GOOD LUCK !!!!

Grasshoppers definitely have meaning!  They teach you to take a chance, to leap forward – they don’t leap backwards.

They also have “ears” in their legs, so they remind you to trust your inner voice...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fish Hawk

This Fish Hawk, also known as an Osprey
was in search for a meal

He sighted his prey and you can see his talons opening up as he makes his second attempt at entering the water....Osprey's can catch fish, on average, one in every four dives.

Landing on his prey!!

Heading back to his perch with supper!!

Did you know?
During 13 days, one Osprey was documented flying 2700 miles (4345 kilometers) !!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Watch Me Grow

Dark-Eyed Junco eggs nestled in the perennial garden by our house!!  The female incubates the eggs for 12-13 days and the nestling period is approximately 10-13 days!!

All four babies were hatched successfully
and are growing very quickly!!
Mom and Dad are not too far away!!

These little babies fledged the nest the day after this photo was taken!!  We are fortunate to have them with us year round!!  They will soon be introduced to our backyard feeders.... They prefer millet over sunflower seeds.  Dark-Eyed Juncos also eat insects including flies, moths, butterflies, ants, wasps and beetles.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Are dragonflies symbolic to you?

  • Dragonflies spend most of their lifespan under water during the larval stage. Then, they spend only a few short months as a flying insect.
  • They are very fascinating to watch.  They can move each of their four wings independently.
  • They can move straight up or down, and fly up to 30 miles per hour.  They can also fly backwards, like a hummingbird!!
Dragonflies are very inspirational and live life to the fullest with no regrets!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wild Iris

Wild Irises growing along the edges of our duck pond

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Philly has no room for boredom here at the farm as he is entertained by our feathered friends outside....He is naturally curious and there is never a dull moment.

Canadian Geographic likes Philly too!!