October 21, 2018

Kicking off fall at Strom’s Farm

BY JOSH PEDERSON Autumn got underway on Sept. 22, but you might not be aware of the new season. No one would blame you, all the usual signs that signify the arrival of fall are maintaining a low profile as many people enjoyed the extended summer heat over the usual chilly autumn breeze. However, that has not stopped one Guelph farm from bringing all the fun festivities of fall for … Continued

We’re not kidding, goat milk is great

BY NICOLE CLARK  America is the third-largest goat milk producing continent in the world, with 64.3 litres of milk produced per goat. Ontario is the largest goat milk producing province in Canada. According to a 2015 statistic, Ontario is home to 245 of Canada’s 387 goat milk producers. The largest Ontario goat herd has approximately 1,200 goats, where the usual number is 60 to 400 on a dairy goat farm. … Continued

All about alpacas

BY MICHELLE MAISONVILLE When someone walks up to the pen where the alpacas are housed it’s likely the animals will all crane their necks to look at who it is. “They’re very curious, they don’t miss a thing,” said Ann Clayburn, who owns Alpaca Acres along with her husband, Dan. Alpaca Acres is a farm located in Perth County, Ont., between Stratford and Shakespeare. It is roughly a half hour … Continued