Turkeys, straw, and incoming Timothy hay

We are expecting a delivery of Second Cut Timothy Hay up from Washington before the end of the month – we will update the website when we know an exact day. Stay tuned!

Our free range pasture-fed Nicholas White Turkeys are now available for pre-order. They will be ready for pickup starting October 1st. Sizes estimated to range from 16 – 24 pounds and priced at $5/pound. A $20 deposit is required per order.

Local straw is back in stock! Supplied by Saanichton Farms and perfect for stall bedding – $12/bale.

And if you’re looking for mulching straw we still have bags of organic Garden Straw. One 9kg bag covers 100 square feet at 2″ deep.

End of Summer update and Egg-flation

We will be CLOSED on Sunday September 6th for Labour Day (Friday and Saturday will be regular hours, 11am – 5pm)

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this summer. We have learned so much during this exceptional time, and every day we’re brainstorming new ways to stay sustainable, flexible and happy in this brave new world.

Top of the list for us is carving out time for rest (or at least the Wylie’s version of rest), so we have decided to treat the Monday and Tuesday of each week as a weekend away from the shop. All appointments outside of store hours will be taken on either Wednesday or Thursday after 11am. Regular store hours are still Friday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Changing our opening time from nine to eleven was absolutely necessary as we became very short staffed after covid (less hands means morning chores take longer), and so thank you to everyone for being so understanding of the constantly evolving schedule here at WHS.

We’ve also realized that our eggs are too cheap! With the cost of labour increasing (the hens are unionizing) we will be raising our price per dozen from $6.50 to $7.00.

And of course the end of summer means preparing for this year’s Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Yearling and Mixed Sale. This year we are very excited to be bringing three exceptional yearlings. Two colts; Trevor the Tall (Hip #23) and Jose Jose (Hip #60), and one filly; Sasha (Hip #28). Click here for the consignment info, photos and videos.

Do keep checking our website and social media. We hope to stay on top of updating our online presence and share bits of life, good and bad, here on the farm.

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” – The One Straw Revolution, by Masanobu Fukuoka

August Closure & Extended Hours

The farm will be shut down from Wednesday August 5th through Sunday August 9th due to our daughter’s wedding!

There will be a cleaning epidemic taking place the likes of which we have never seen before, and for the first time in twenty six years of business, emails and phone calls will remain unanswered.

We know this will be an inconvenience to some of you, and so to accommodate the closure we will be open August 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th (the Monday and Tuesday before and after the closure). Yes that means we will be open BC day!

Additionally, we will be extending our regular store hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to stay open until 5pm.

New Customer Policy

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*Thank you customers! I feel we’re managing to do a good job. Stay in your vehicles, as much as possible.*

You can really help us by reading and following our new guidelines. We appreciate all the help we can get.

Starting immediately :

Orders

E-mail orders to whitehousestables@telus.net. Priority given to orders as received. We cannot promise same-day service. Please specify payment method. An invoice will be sent as confirmation.

Pick-Ups

While our opening hours have been reduced to Friday – Sunday 11-3pm, we’re serving people throughout the week with pre-orders and pre-payments at our driveway pick-up window (it’s a shelter really!) We’re also able to help people by appointment during the week. Please stay in your vehicle (unless invited outside) while our staff load your order.

Payment

E-transfer, cash or cheque in envelope and Visa with card number on file. We can do tap, but we prefer not to as our machine isn’t wireless and requires you to get out of your vehicle.

Consultation

We’re offering a new service of phone consultation by appointment. There will be a minimum of charge of $20 paid in advance. $100 / hour.

Planning Ahead : Options

ETZviurUUAIS3-yWith the unpredictable happenings, we have  decided to offer the following to anyone who would like to avail themselves of this option.

  1. E-mail your order.
  2. We’ll e-mail your invoice.
  3. You can pay online.
  4. We can have your order waiting for pick up
  5. We can load you or you load yourself.

Delivery could be organized if arranged at least a week in advance.

We are currently well stocked, and are not expecting a supply problem of our livestock feeds.  However we are slightly short staffed!

Open at 9 on Friday March 20th

 

Final Chicken Workshop Of 2019

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Final Backyard Chicken Workshop of the year!

Join us on Saturday, December 28th from 12-2pm at White House Stables for this hands on workshop. Learn how to successfully add chickens to your backyard or small farm and how to avoid the pitfalls to ensure a great experience! Space limited, phone to reserve spot 250-656-8701.

$40/person – great sustainable gift idea!

Birds For Sale

BIRDS FOR SALE

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Red Bovans

We still have a few Point-Of-Lay Red Bovans for sale. Guaranteed girls. This European breed has all the traditional traits loved in chickens, whilst being excellent producers. Unlike the N. American counterparts, no clipped beaks.

Price: $28ea (discounts given on large quantities)

 

 

Christmas Hours 2019

With Christmas falling in the middle of the week, we have decided to take the period between Christmas and New Year off for family time.

We will be closed from December 23rd to January 2nd.

Reopen on Friday, January 3rd

Plan ahead, we will have lots of stock for you to get you through this period.