About White House Stables

Fast Horses - Slow Food. Farmer with a passion for breeding fast thoroughbred horses, jersey cows, rare breed pigs and heritage chickens. Trying to take care of the environment and working at that now to ensure my children and grandkids have a habitable planet.

8 Weeks Old Layers

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8 week old Red Bovans available now. Price average is $14 depending on quantity – increasing as they mature. Guaranteed girls, this European breed of laying bird has all the traditional traits loved in chickens whilst being an excellent producer.
Unlike the N American counterparts, no clipped beaks. Call 250 656 8701 for more details.

2019 Stable Sale

August 23rd – 25th

Drop by White House Stables (9774 West Saanich Rd) for an annual Stable Sale, running Friday – Sunday August. 23rd – 25th

What’s to look forward to?

 Antique Furniture

(including a dry sink, honey extraction table, old stove / oven and regular household furniture!)

Electrical Fencing Equipment

(new and used)

Discounted Farm Misc

(wheelbarrows, chicken waters, chick
cages and more!)

Office Supplies

(staplers, rulers etc)

Animal toys

(jollyballs, chewies)

Rain Water Collections

(barrels, taps, catchers etc)

AND MORE

While here, explore the wide variety of panels, shelters, feeds, tools and livestock equipment we have available!

New Products | July 2019

We are excited to announce the arrival of several new products to White House Stables.

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Velocity $300CAD

A new, natural and topical ointment designed to accelerate healing and promote recovery of athletic horses. Patented product that takes Carnosine directly to the muscles, through the skin. You can read more about this exciting product here. 

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Certified Organic Gardening Straw $22.95

An organic replica to our pre-existing healthi-straw! Perfect for mulching and moisture retention, alongside a beautiful additive to compost! Makes great bedding for small animals such as chickens or rabbits. You can find their website here. 

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Low Sugar Orchard Grass

A fresh delivery of 2019 first cut orchard hay from Washington. Attached are both analyses, the farmers and ours.

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Chicken Workshop

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CHICKEN WORKSHOP

Saturday July 6th at 11am

$40 per person

at White House Stables Farm

Backyard chickens – It’s easy when you know how!

A 2 hour hands on, common sense workshop on how to ensure your chickens give you and your family an excellent source of local food and lots of pleasure. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls of starting a back-yard flock.

We have raised chickens on our small peninsula farm for over 30 years, experimenting with many different breeds, learning through experience what works and what doesn’t. This workshop will help you bring food production to a personal level…and provide you with information even Google doesn’t carry.

Reserve your place. Limit 12 participants per workshop

We’re Hiring!

HIRING

Full-time 40hrs/wk

Training to start in April

Must be able to work Friday-Sunday

The Farm:

We are a 10 acre mixed farm on the beautiful Saanich Penninsula. We moved to this historic farm in 1984 and ever since have been working passionately to create as sustainable a place as we can.  We operate a farm feed and supply store, breed thoroughbred racehorses, raise poultry and sometimes, animals for meat.  Sustainable initiatives include rainwater harvesting, solar panels, food production, a composting toilet, and an integrated permaculture water management system and food forest.  Our dogs, cats, and donkey roam the farm and keep us smiling on a daily basis.

The Position:

–       Loading customers’ vehicles with grain/hay/fencing etc.

–       Maintaining a clean and organized storefront and supply area

–       Maintenance of all areas of the farm: mowing, fixing and installing fences, weeding, planting, harvesting, animal husbandry and other jobs as they arise

–       Deliveries of hay, grain & farm supplies to our customers

The Ideal Candidate:

–       Is in excellent physical condition, able to lift 50lbs without assistance

–       Is excited to work mainly outdoors and on their feet all day

–       Is seeking long-term, meaningful and stable employment

–       Enjoys a variety of work activities; each day is different then the last!

–       Is happy working as part of a team or alone, depending on the task

–       Demonstrates an interest in sustainable living and agricultural practices

–       Is always seeking to learn new skills and ideas

It would be a bonus if you have:

–       Previous experience working on a farm, in agriculture, or landscaping

–       Experience running equipment ie: lawnmower, tractor, forklift

–       Valid driver’s license and ability to drive trucks

–       Experience working around and handling horses

What We Offer

–       Full-time, meaningful employment

–       A holistic learning experience

–       On the job training and mentorship

–       Room for growth, your ideas and input are important to us

–       Performance based pay-raises

–       Possibility of on-farm accommodation

–       Supply of farm grown vegetables, fruits, eggs etc.

–       Space to grow your own garden if interested

–       Starting wage $12 – $15 / hour, depending on experience

Email Nicky at whitehousestables@telus.net a cover letter, resume and 3 references. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Summer 2017

We normally stay open on stat holidays but this is a special one.

We will be Closed Saturday July 1st.

 

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Yesterday we had a solar array installed by Viridian Energy Co op which should have us carbon neutral on our farm, in the store and workshop. We had hesitated to move forward on this long planned project but finally took the plunge and feel really good about it. Another green initiative is the return of the new pro form feed sacks, which are a #5 recyclable. We have a tote for you to put them in and we will be recycling it when full. IMG_5440

In the meantime Constance has been farming the land and it’s an oasis out there! Great meat and veggies that you can buy with confidence, that she sells through the store and farm markets.

You can order directly from Constance, text or call her at 778 922 2822 or

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