We are the second generation of sailors to live on this farm, hence the name of the blog.   We live on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada; an island is a natural for farming sailors, don’t you think?  We own a small acreage of about 14 acres, mostly in hay, but we also have laying hens and raise broilers.  We both work off farm as our primary source of income, which is unlikely to change in the forseeable future.  Our role as stewards of this land means that we are responsible to keep this land in good heart, improving, enriching and preparing for whoever will be here next.  We believe strongly in community, in family and in self sufficiency, and to that end are working toward raising as much of our own food as possible and eventually for others too, so that the farm will pay it’s own way, and perhaps us too.   The plan for this blog is partly to share some of what we experience in the hope that others can benefit from our learning curve, partly to chronicle this part of our journey for ourselves, but perhaps even more importantly, we hope that it will help keep us accountable to our goals, by putting those in front of readers known and unknown.  We’ll see…

11 thoughts on “About

  1. df says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. You can check it out here: http://wuppenif.com/2012/10/18/reader-appreciation-award/

  2. PetKid says:

    I enjoyed learning more about where you live and what you do.

  3. df says:

    Back again one year later to nominate you for another award. Do you know, I think you’re the only blogger I’ve ever nominated twice? Now that is something special! http://wuppenif.com/2013/11/19/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  4. Thank you! It’s been a year? wow.

  5. farmerkhaiti says:

    Oh my goodness, you live on Vacouver Island- close to my heart, it’s where my mom was from! I have family living around Victoria! Small world!

  6. Hilda says:

    I just found your blog and look forward to reading more posts. I plan to get chickens next spring, and need to do some research over the winter, so your blog looks like a good place to start. I live in Ontario by the way, so not quite the same climate, but likely similar chickens.

    • Thanks for commenting, and welcome!
      Yes, out here on the West coast, we have it much milder than what you likely get. On my blogroll, you will see Wuppenif – she’s in Ontario too, and keeps a small flock of chickens, so you might want to check out how she deals with winter for her birds.

  7. Hilda says:

    Thanks. I will check that out too.

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