June 2021

                                                   SUMMER TIME 

                    IS OFFICIALLY HERE!

As June 21st has come and gone it is  hard to believe that the month has gone so fast. Along with the nice weather we have had in June it is also HAY month and HAY we did. Kim took a huge gamble and cut down all 60 acres + in one swoop and we were very fortunate that the weather co-operated and we got it all cut, tedded, raked and baled between a Thursday - to it all being in the barn by Saturday at 6 p.m. Some of the nicest hay we have ever put in! We will have some very happy horses and cows this winter! IF we get any rain in the next few days we hopefully can get a 2nd cut but if it doesn't come soon the fields will be burnt. Spring planted crops of corn, soybean and grains are all looking for moisture as well and I am sure vegetable and market garden folks would like some too.

Here we have a couple of photos of the beautiful BARN QUILT that a special young lady made for the front of our barn.

It was a 4H project done in 2020 and we finally got around to getting it up this month.

It looks fantastic A.R. and we thank you very much for all your hard work. See close up below.

It's looking a little pinkish in the sunset reflection on the front of the barn in this photo but as you can see above it's a lovely sharp contrast of green, white and yellow. I know it was a hard pattern to tape off  A.R. and you did a great job!

We would like to take this time to introduce you to a new/old business in the area. RUA MEATS that has serviced the Belleville/Quinte region for close to 40 years was sold and is under new management.

A big welcome to Colin Perin and his associates to the neighbourhood and we wish them much success in their new venture. We need to retain these local abattoirs for area farmers as well as a great place for anyone to purchase fresh/frozen meat that's grown locally. Usually available by the side or cut.  Check them out on their Facebook page:     or call 613-962-7915 for details. Also watch for their upcoming website.  

The family ended up having a Timmy's coffee break last week down by the one horse pasture and while we were gabbing away all the girls (and one boy) came to see what we were doing. Here is Delhila indulging in the very last drop of coffee ( read: cup was empty!) but it made for a funny video. Maybe Timmy's would like to hire her for advertising purposes!                                           


Not much else to report at present. Hoping all Fathers and Father figures had a great day last weekend and Canada Day is just around the corner.

As we have done in the past months we hope everyone is managing through out this time in history with kindness and patience. Our hearts are with those that have suffered loss of any kind.

Until next time,

We have had some spectacular sunsets to enjoy throughout the month of June.

Jeanne & Kim