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Heritage Farm Life – Calves and Pigs and Turkeys…

November 14, 2012

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Back on the farm the miracle of autumn is spectacular…

The crisp cold air, exploding colours everywhere, the harvesting of our own food, the playfulness of the animals and the smell of the soil underfoot.

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life. - Wendell Berry

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“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ―  Masanobu Fukuoka

7:00am dark outside, Murray’s Farm, Cambridge, Ontario “Pigs need a feeding, Turkeys need a watering, Eggs need collecting…” 

I prefer to leave the city and spend time on this farm whenever we can. Doing chores from morning to night, experiencing a true heritage farm lifestyle. As I wrote in one of my previous posts “farm life is hard work yet there’s something essential about growing your own food. Getting back into rhythm with the earth and animals that sustain you.”

Why do I love spending time on a farm?  I love to watch and nurture the crops & plants. I love to live in the presence of the animals. I love working outdoors. I love watching the weather. I love the independence that farm life provides.

Support Your Local Farmers…

Food performance surveys show that a majority of food shoppers are willing to pay more for food grown locally on small family farms. Follow that up with consumer buying habits and we will change the tradition of farming in North America.

Don’t Eat Anything Your Grandmother Would Not Recognize As Food!  

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The Calf On The Autumn Pasture

October 10, 2012

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1:00pm EDT, Monday October 08, 2012. Cambridge, Ontario
Related post: The Heritage Farm & Sustainable Living

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Sustainable Farm Life – Mama & Piggies on Walkabout Video

June 15, 2012

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YouTube Description: Murray’s Farm aka. “Grey Gardens” – 5:00pm EDT. June 10, 2012 || Cambridge, Ontario area. Self shot by John Zeus

This is my first farm video.  Another way to share experiences at the heritage farm. Videos and photography are a hobby and I’m strictly an amateur. Hope you enjoy the clip. Thanks for visiting my site.

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The Farm – Sustainable Living

February 13, 2012

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9:00am, Monday February 13, 2012. Farm, Cambridge Ontario. I took this photo this morning while collecting eggs in the hen house. I’m back in the city now after spending the weekend at my friend’s farm. I got some great shots while doing the chores. I’ll post the rest of the album later in the week, ‘Winter at the farm’.

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