Saturday, November 30, 2019

Black Rapids Farm

our second farm, a very nice guy showed us around
His name was Peter and he was quite tall

we spent quite a bit of time looking at the Vector being loaded

it worked well

look under the grapple

someone opened this area and the Vector stopped 
and needed a shut down
so Peter showed us this area while it was stopped anyway

area for calves, good air quality

They do birthday parties for kids 12 maximum $200
1 hour this room 1 hour tour the barn
It's a great way to show kids where milk comes from

the only left over beam from the fire they had

Friday, November 29, 2019


we went to Almonte

to the Dairy distillery

very impressed with this company

bottles ready to fill


nice guy

good product

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Vector Tour 1

First farm near Wellesley 

very clean machine

Conrad Jantzi explained why they chose this feeding system 

filling station

lots of different feeds and additives go in the mix

we had some extra people on the tour for this farm

Olga and kids

we walked around the farm
saw the calves in coats

climbed to the viewing platform

nice barn

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Fall Cleaning

Equipment is cleaned

with the pressure washer
and put away

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Kitchen details

these bins have handles

knob choice 


support for island 

Monday, November 25, 2019


the fields are empty

a November look

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Fielding Estate Winery

For the afternoon we went to the Fielding Estate Winenery

we all got a glass

view of the vineyard, grape bearing vines on the bottom wire
leaves on the top for a canopy

Juice and peels

suck out juice

dumping on the way to the press


back for fermenting

also stored in barrels

the standing barrels have water in them

the laying barrels have wine in them

Friday, November 22, 2019

Orchid Farm visit

we knew of each other but didn't know each other
we both worked for Leny vanderDrift in Kwintsheul long ago

Neil showed us the farm

39C and high humidity

then 20C to shock the plant into flowering

Not staked yet

here they get staked and sorted

ready for sale

lots of varieties

lots of us bought some plants too