The Farm

Teste Situations

Yesterday was another milestone here on the farm. Yesterday we sent our first lamb to freezer camp. Well, Troy actually did the deed. I was indulged in a state of panic getting product ready for market, as is the Monday norm. In between filling containers of body butter I glanced out the window towards the

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Homily to the Homely

Wherever there’s spray-free produce there’s also an abundance of ugly produce…it’s a fact. Things often go sideways when you grow without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. A little nutrient imbalance in the soil, a few hungry bugs, and you’ve got a recipe for homely produce. I’ve always tried to keep the ugly veggies for myself. Consumers

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The Price is Wrong

It’s veggie season again and that means those of us who sell produce at market have to step away from the fields and weeds for a few minutes every week to research prices. Consumers look for the best deals and selling any commodity requires competitive pricing on the part of the seller. There’s a fine


Coming Clean on Responsible Ingredients

Over the 6 years that I’ve been making Tipsy Toad goat milk soap and body products the things that I make have evolved, and my ingredients have changed with that evolution. Selling at Farmers Markets I have the pleasure of one-on-one interaction with my customers. I get to hear first hand what they really love

Meat is Murder?

WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC PICTURES OF MEAT PRODUCTION THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE OR HARD TO VIEW. Meat is murder? Well, that depends on which definition you use, and which meat you’re referring to. Murder refers (according to dictionary definition) to the killing of another human. But the dictionary also describes “murder”


22 thoughts on “The Farm

  1. DebbieEmmel says:

    Hello Sue,

    I would like to purchase Skin Milk goat milk moisturizer. I reside in Tennessee, USA and would like to purchase in bulk to save on shipping and possibly the product itself if possible. I visited Nova Scotia in August and met you at the farmers market. Besides purchasing the Skin Milk, which I love, I bought a pair of bicycle inertube earings for my daughter. She thought they were cool and what a great idea! So I am scraping the bottom of my tub of Skin Milk already and would love some more!

    Thanks, Debbie
    P.S. I enjoyed reading your newletter! 🙂

  2. Lisa says:


    My boss is looking for two baby pigmy goats, do you by chance have any litters right now??



    • Sue says:

      Hi Lisa, sorry, we don’t raise Pygmies, our goat are Mini Nubians. I’m expecting the kids to start arriving around Christmas and they’ll continue until March.

  3. Bill spence Rhonda fenton-spence says:

    Hi sue we were looking for to little babies we live in clarksville just out side of rawdon if you have any for sale please call 902 632 2114

    • Sue says:

      Hi, I’m sorry but I have a long waiting list for this year and I only have a few does left to kid. I’d suggest putting a post on the Maritime Goats group on Facebook… I’ve seen lots of kids liste for sale there recently. Best of luck!

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