Rachel and Tim live on a 300 acre old fashioned farmstead in rural Ontario, Canada. In 2009 Rachel began a little farm stand in Apsley, Ontario to sell their free range lamb that they had raised. "I felt we had a wonderful, unique product as we used no pesticides or chemical fertilizers on our land and our lamb was completely raised free and natural. Problem was, our meat was not ready from the abbitor for my first market......so I did some baking and brought some of my hand dyed and spun wools from our sheep. The next thing I knew, we were presented the 'Leadership in Agriculture' award for Peterborough County in 2011".
Tim and Rachel were then awarded the Mother Earth News first ever runner up for all North America as 'Homesteaders of the Year' in 2012. By now, Rachel knew they were doing something good and in 2013 decided to leave her "off farm" job to persue her dream of making & creating.
Throughout the summer, each Saturday, Rachel continues to operate their farm market stand where she sells their all natural meats, baked goods, maple syrup, preserves and wools in town. Rachel became a member of the Peterborough-Northumberland Butter Tart Tour in 2014, known for outstanding butter tarts. The Butter Tart Tour is Ontario's largest self-guided butter tart tour. Rachel is also a partipating artist on the Apsley Studio Tour for her creative wool work. The Apsley Studio Tour is a self guided tour which takes place every September throughout the Apsley area. Read More