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.

October Update

Timothy hay test, Thanksgiving closure, new line of hay cubes, and turkeys ready for the weekend!

The analysis of our new 2nd Cut Washington Timothy is in, you can find it on our hay page here (halfway down the page).

We will be closed Sunday October 12th to enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey – if you haven’t reserved yours yet there are still a few available (give us a call or send an email). Pickups start this Thursday at 1pm.

Lastly, we’ve brought in a secondary branch of hay cubes with an all grass hay option at a very affordable price. Ask for the Summit Forage cubes.

2nd Cut Timothy Hay is in!

Our hay barn is brimming with gorgeous 2nd Cut Timothy from Washington. These are three string bales weighing 110lbs – hay analysis is pending but the cow test came back overwhelmingly positive.

We also have compressed bales of 2nd Cut Washongton Timothy in stock (65lb bales)

And have you tried our Kentucky Komfort Platinum wood shavings? They are 100% pine wood and perfect for stalls.

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

Red bovan

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)