The Heritage Farm & Sustainable Living – Experiencing A Way Of Life

Cambridge, Ontario. “Doing my chores from seven in the morning until seven at night”.

Experiencing the life of a farmer at my friend’s heritage farm. Sustainable living and ethical farming 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.

Adopt food sustainability as a lifestyle. Grow your own urban vegetable garden. Eat whole, raw and natural foods. Reduce your consumption of fast and overly processed foods. It you’re on a plant and animal diet source out free range, pasture raised/grain fed meats from your local farmers.

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In many communities food resources go furthest when people produce their own food near to where it is consumed.

Taking it globally, hunger-relief organizations provide assistance not in the form of cans of food, but in technology, education and programs that teach sustainable farming.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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John Zeus

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40 Comments on “The Heritage Farm & Sustainable Living – Experiencing A Way Of Life”

  1. shras789 Says:

    Yes very interesting I love your blog


    • JOHN ZEUS Says:

      Thank you for visiting my blog Sherry! I’m happy you enjoyed it.



      • shras789 Says:

        You’re welcome John, I would love to grow my own garden but don’t have a big enough place to do it. You know I was going to mention, how they have farmers markets, all the time well I have been to a few. But why is it I notice that certain places have really good fruits and vegetables and others look like there already rotten

  2. sabayongaz Says:

    Thanks for the insight into your life I wish I had the land but my children and I will have to be satisfied with the green back yard project in our town
    I know everyone thinks it looks a great life I know it can be hard work I spent all my hols as a child on a farm helping with pigs cow and chickens but there is something special about rearing your own live stock and veg I used to have 2 x200 feet allotments when I was 12 I have always wanted a small holding, one day a!


  3. iaapanorama Says:

    Students in our school are encouraged to take on a variety of projects, and especially those as locally and globally significant as this one. That encouragement has made our students quite eager to get involved in projects that involve, say, growing food on a farm. Would you say that a school could grow food – mainly vegetables – on its own campus?


  4. Shashi Kallada Says:

    This is inspiring.. all my life i wanted to go back to village which I am yet to start…


  5. capitalgardener Says:

    I think your pigs look great. It’s good to see these wonderful creatures being reared in a respectful way.


  6. Joe Labriola Says:



  7. partofyou Says:

    your pig is stressed.


  8. promenadeplantings Says:

    fabulous photos, I can’t decide on a favourite. I’m trying not to be jealous of the garden bounty in the last shot, it will be a while yet before I get to sample fresh home grown tomatoes and cucs!


    • JOHN ZEUS Says:

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comments. I’m glad you liked the photos. Love the last one myself, that bounty turned into a delicious greek salad that day. My best with your vegetable garden. Take care.


  9. thenaughtyculturist Says:

    Oh wow, what a life! I am pea green with envy!


  10. laviebohemeart Says:

    Wow, great images and is also great to be part of something good in this world, helping friends and the animals!!! Great blog, looking foward to following your journey! The pig is so funny! It reminded me of the movie ” Babe”…


    • johnzeus Says:

      Thank you! Glad you liked the photos. You’re right about the pig…all the animals are really funny once you get to know them. They all have their own unique personalities, some friendly some not, it’s great to watch them, they even have cliques and social groups, like people.


  11. αNaturist Says:

    I hope one day I will have a similar farm of my own. Good luck with everything!


    • johnzeus Says:

      Thank you. It’s my best friend’s farm not too far from the city. It’s quite awesome being a part time farmer and having the best of both rural and urban living. It’s hard work but at the end of the day it is well worth it. Especially the food you grow. I hope you get your farm one day.


  12. leroywatson4 Says:

    Great message John, grow your own! More difficult than is sounds though. We are just about making steps in the right direction.


  13. Grumpa Joe Says:

    That last duck photo is hilarious.


  14. mizrhi Says:

    Such a wonderful post. I wish I had the land to do this. Until then, I guess I will have to resign myself to growing vegetables on the balcony and making my own natural foods and sourdough breads.


  15. carmelazabalapost Says:

    This resonates with my values. Keep it up!


  16. GroundCherry Says:

    Yes, since our animal count was upped, I’ve done very little reading. Funny how the time disappears… We had great eggs for breakfast, and a regular supply of fresh goat milk though! I’ve always been satisfied by fulfilling such a basic need (food) by my own two hands. Whether it’s a row of peas, a couple collard plants, or a bushel of pecans, it’s probably more satisfying than a paycheck.


  17. libertylifeandchocolate Says:

    I write on progressive causes. My 10 dogs make gardening a virtual impossibility. I enjoy your pictures especially the goose leading the honk song.


  18. DR Quantum's Blog Says:

    Recently read a report that says in times of economic downturn one of the favorite investment vehicles for the rich, smart and savvy is . . .you guessed it – Farm Land.


  19. Claire Monet Says:

    This is my dream, amazing pictures. Yay for Ontario home grown and sustainable food!


  20. Humanitari© Says:

    Excellent job man, this is the new way!


    • johnzeus Says:

      Thank you! It is the new way! We’re getting some milk goats in the spring to help out to help out a shelter with milk, cheese and yogurt. I’m really excited about that!



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