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Mistletoe Magic Show November 14 10-4

Mistletoe Magic Show November 14 10-4

Join us at the Mistletoe Magic Artisan Show & Sale on Saturday November 14th from 10am to 4 pm.  This year the show moves to Ackerman Hall, at Albert College in Belleville with expanded space and more vendors.  We will have lots of hand-crafted alpaca products from our Winter Collection!  Hope to see you there!  

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Re-broadcast of a radio interview Spring 2015

Re-broadcast of a radio interview Spring 2015

Many visitors to our farm have asked how we became alpaca farmers.  The answers and more about our lives in the county raising alpaca and enjoying rural life on a sustainable farm is found in this radio interview - Life on the Farm with Lynn Weber from County 99.3 in the spring 2015.  We hope you enjoy!    

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Edible Antiques in the SHED - How's YOUR garden grow?

Edible Antiques in the SHED - How's YOUR garden grow?

In the SHED we recently discovered that all seeds are not created equal!  We were looking for heirloom & heritage seeds to start in our raised square foot gardens this spring.  We recently met Stacey from Edible Antiques - A creative and inspiring small seed company.  All of her seeds are grown in Prince Edward County and are therefore, regionally adapted to our climate and soil conditions. Weather here is somewhat extreme compared to our surrounding areas because we are an island (which is the giant peninsula in the middle of Lake Ontario) so these plants often experience extreme cold, extreme heat, extreme rain or extreme droughtdepending on the time of the season!  Long story short…these seeds are fairly hardy!

 

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International year of soils

International year of soils

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils.  In this first series of blogs looking at the value of soil - We asked Carson Arthur who is an outdoor design and lifestyle expert and co-host of HGTV’s Critical Listing to explain how to go organic in the garden....

Organic growth is the way to go - Carson Arthur

As this trend of growing heirloom vegetables continues, there seems to be a transition away from synthetic fertilizers to feed them. This isn’t surprising as ‘GMO-messaging’ and benefits of organic food information becomes mainstream. As a result, health conscious homeowners like myself are returning to using manure as a soil conditioner.

 

 

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SHED SHIT "hits the fans"........In time for "fans of Spring"

SHED SHIT "hits the fans"........In time for "fans of Spring"

SHED SHIT - Alpaca poo for spring gardening www.shedchetwynfarms.com

Spring Gardening....

SHED SHIT - Our air-cured and ground alpaca bean products - great for enhancing the soil with extra nutrients (1.2.1) Available in 2 forms - Bag of Beans - (1lb $10.00) Sprinkle around plants and seedlings, or "Tea-Bags" (2x 1oz bags $7.50) allow to steep in water and pour on seedlings and transplants!  From our friend Carson Arthur......

"As this trend of growing heirloom vegetables continues, there seems to be a transition away from synthetic fertilizers to feed them. This isn’t surprising as ‘GMO-messaging’ and benefits of organic food information becomes mainstream. As a result, health conscious homeowners like myself are returning to using manure as a soil conditioner.

 

 

 

 

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