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News and happenings about the farm:

things raised be it plant, or animal, recipes and all things made here for anyone that has an interest in:great food, non chemical household cleansers, handcrafted soaps, bath, and body products, frugal ways, some DIY or purchase of such if you have no time or desire for do it yourself products.

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Covid Spring

Posted on May 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Well here we are all isolated at home. I consider myself very lucky to have land and a full freezer with laying hens and a big garden here.

My sister always teases me about buying big huge economy packages of everything so the crazy buying of all the toilet paper, frozen foods, and now yeast and flour has not yet had an effect on me. 

New additions to the farm this year include meat rabbits and honey bees! take a look at the meat rabbit page to see what we have

 

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Almost..seed time

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Hello everyone

Well 2018-19 has been a really long cold and deep snow winter

We are still doing soapmaking workshops and a bathbomb workshop\ as well. Check out the workshops  page at https://www.cuardach.org/workshops



Rebecca

Natural Bug Repellants

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Its been a while since I posted but with the bug season upon us 

Its bug repellant season!

I have had some great results with catnip infused in oilive oil as a quick repellant but I have seen some great recipes online that i would love to share

Good luck out there and I hope some of these work for you


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Odd Colors in eggs and egg whites

Posted on February 18, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Today I had a new egg customer get in touch asking why my eggs where different colors. The yolks were dark orange, the egg whites were yellowish and some where even greenish colored.Unfortuneatly this customer had thrown out the eggs and was getting in touch saying I had sold them bad eggs.


So...here is some information as to why the egg had differnet colors than a local supermarket egg

Green whites with no bad smell (RIBOFLAVIN)

Greenish color in egg whit...

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Make your own Natural Deodorant Baking Soda Free :Recipe 3

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Getting snowed in over Christmas ( which i don't mind at all on the farm) and having had enough of Christmas Turkey I started looking through my recipes from last year and made some improvements. The natural deodorant recipes i posted last year were great but not for some people who had some sensitivity to baking soda ( myself included ) After using recipe one and 2 for about 2 weeks I started getting a reaction to the bajking soda and had to stop using the deodorant.

Here is a Baking s...

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Home made Laundry soap

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Its been a while since i posted a new message in the blog. Things have been very busy on the farm, we now have Kahtahdin sheep as well as the horses and Chickens. Its definitely not dull around here

Due to request i am posting my homemade Laundry soap recipe

For the soap you can use your own handmade soap, i use a 100% lard laundry bar that i make myself but any laundry soap bar will do.

The soap also separates out so stir prior to using

Enjoy.


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More home made horse treats

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM

I recently found a great article on thehorse.com regarding feeding of horse treats and making your own including a recipes and links to other sites for horse treat recipes.

The auther even conducted horse taste tests and focused on healthy for your horses but good to eat and palatible treats

enjoy the recipes and links


Here is one easy and common treat recipe the author recommends:

Ingredients

1 pound oat-based sweet feed

½ po...

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Sad days at Cuardach

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Although horses are not part of the Cuardach organics side of the farm nor the CSA Vegetable production they do affect the farm in every way and do hold a particularily special place in my heart.

We tragically lost our retired broodmare Ebony Rumor on April 30th of 2013. It hit particularily hard as there was no way i could fix this condition nor any way i could prevent it from progessing to the loss of this horse. It will be some time ( if ever) before I replace this exceptionally...

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Garden planning (how long squash can be stored)

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

In planning my garden for 2013 one of the things i love to grow is squash. Winter squash is great for long term storage and great eating over the cold non gardening months. I came across a great planner for how long squash keep on johnyseeds.

Guide to Peak Flavor, Storage, and Curing Different winter squashes achieve their best flavor at different times. Whether you grow winter squash for your own consumption or to sell at markets, CSAs, or the farmstand, the general rule of thumb fo...

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Spring 2013 Essentials and News

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Well according to the calendar its supposed to be spring!
However i think mother nature may have forgotten about changing the seasons here in southeastern ontario. Pictures below are the spring essential must haves here at the farm!
Neoprene lined rubber boots for the icy mud,
rubber coated knit gloves for the balmy (more like frigid) spring weather and
the touque! or, as folks south...
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