After receiving hay on the Hottest day in 2021, this time it arrived when the Lowest pressure ever recorded sat off our coast. The “weather bomb” caused ferry cancellations, so our FANTASTIC supplier yet again came the night before, whilst the ferries were still running.
As farmers, we directly experience the changing climate in our daily work in the elements, and what it does to us our crops and our souls.
A great customer and friend, cried with me in the 40C heat and my motto was born out of that moment “Work with it” So we continue putting “climate caring” at the top of our list when it comes to our actions and decisions. We want our grand kids to have a future.
So we do our best to mitigate our own carbon emissions, a second set of solar panels will be making there way onto the barn roof, we grow with nature, helping absorb carbon into the soil not releasing it. Our “big trip ” for a significant birthday will involve a short ferry ride, no flights involved. Lets hope someone in the world can show the leadership we all need to act now!
Our beautiful old house is looking very white with the wonderful paint job it got from Frey, of Royal City Painting
The turkeys are growing into a gorgeous harvest, the young chickens [pullets] are producing tons of eggs and….
The horse sale was brilliant, one of the best sales I have been part of in years. Tons of optimism for horse racings’ future.. [I am hoping for a new facility which will respect the commitment of all the horses, trainers and owners involved in an industry I love]
Our two gorgeous girls sold well, with Hip 20 going to BCs leading owners Willow Creek Farm, to whom horses are a passion not a commodity. They take amazing care of their animals as does the trainer of Hip 52 She was bought by new owner Bruce Bean, whose trainer Rob Gilker, is a a leading light on the trainer scene,
Bruce Beans share in Sonja’s Joy Hip 52s’ 1/2 sister, brought us an exciting win on Feb 28th in the 5th race at Fort Erie, thanks to the care and attention of trainer Mary Ann Baumgartner.
White House Stables bred horses have won across Canada this year, with Big Time Louie and Sonja’s Joy in Ontario, and Adrienne’s Aurora representing us in Alberta. B.C. with some lightly raced and unraced competitors [CR Sunrise, Jose Jose, He’s a Saint and Serengeti Sunset ] ready to burst onto the scene in 2022. We are blessed to have fantastic owners and trainers loving and caring for these horses.
“No owner ever committed suicide with an unraced 2yr old in the barn”
such a true and great quote .. we love having a dream