Irish Kerry Cattle Societies 100th year Celebration, Killarney, Ireland
Adam Arenburg's, Lucy Berkshires
Adam's, Lucy & 1 week old litter
Ottawa Capital Fair 2017
Ottawa Capital Fair 2017 Rare Breed White Parc Winnie with youngsters
Photo by Philippe Daigle
Dunvegan Fall Fair & Parade.Sept.10
Huge thanks to RBC Member Sue Heller who spun all day long for the visitors at the Havelock Fair.QC.
Judging the lineup of RBC livestock
Large Black piglets & Shropshire sheep in the RBC display
Transporting the 2 Hungarian Yellow Roosters
I hope this finds everyone well & enjoying the remnants of summer. A huge thank you to everyone involved recently in transporting the 2 Hungarian Yellow Roosters from Tracy in Nova Scotia to Elwood's in Quebec, via the thoughtfulness of Paul Meldrum, MacDonald College Farm Mgr.McGill U. on a recent drive to the East Coast. Tracy, they are magnificent fella's, thank you for your extremely kind donation of genetics... alas their ladies have been busy working hard this year so their feather's don't have quite the same glow.
The other pictures were taken by Paul, leaving Nova Scotia & arriving back in QC. Thanks to your family for their patience too.
We'll post their progress on the RBC website & FB page.
Meanwhile.... earlier in the summer: Thanks to Rob Torr from Toronto who drove from Regina to Saskatoon (while he was working there on a performance) picking up a group of newly hatched HY chicks from Roy's to put them on a direct flight toOttawa. Elwood drove from Montreal to pick them up & raised them for a month before Debbie took them on. They're doing well she reports.
All of this constitutes an amazing amount of coordination, time & personal expense.
Lastly and most importantly, thank you Roy. You have given the most, over time, taking the original flock from 'Mac' back to Saskatoon and faithfully keeping them going since the 1960's... and you're still giving!
We shall never be able to repay your kindness. On behalf of Rare
Breeds Canada, thank you with all our heart.
Rare Breeds Canada at Upper Canada Village, Horse Lovers Weekend
Stanley Fair, NB
RBC at the Stanley Fair, NB Thanks for sharing Peter. Hope you had a good visit with old friends back in New Brunswick. Thank you Thelma & Ed for flying the RBC flag once again at the Stanley Fair
A picture from the horse haul. Had 12 teams competing this year.
Qu'Appelle Valley and Motherwell, SK. "Symphony Under the Sky
A few snapshots from the Qu'Appelle Valley and Motherwell, SK.'Symphony Under the Sky'.... they topped 3000 attendance today.
Joanna Shepherd & her Berkshire's helping out at Motherwell
Irish Gypsy Horses and Caravans
Ojibway Pony at Pineridge Hollow Farmer's Market
Ojibway pony at the Pineridge Hollow Farmer's Market, Birdshill, MB. Aug.12th.
Many thanks to Sara of the PRH Farmers Market, RBC Members Angela & Jim Temple and Batoo, the Ojibway pony.
Portage La Prairie Fair, MB.
RBC Director Pete Wensink leads the Upper Canada Oxen team of Milking Devons at the Navan parade to celebrate 150 years of Canadian Agriculture.
Dave Hanson is Oxen Handler #2.
Director Elwood Quinn walked beside with a Shropshire ram & a Cotswold ram behind the Ox Cart.
A Precious Clutch of Hungarian Yellow Chicks
A clutch of precious Hungarian Yellow chicks were recently donated very generously by Lifetime RBC member Dr. Roy Crawford of Saskatoon.
RBC member Rob Torr drove from Regina to pick them up & flew them from Saskatoon to Ottawa where they were picked up by Director Elwood Quinn & raised until their next caregiver then took the reins, new Director Debbie Hutchings.
Good luck Debbie, keep us posted!
The chicks are 2 weeks old in these pics
Sir John A.MacDonald visits the Ontario Handspinners annual event
“DEVONSIDE' MILKING DEVONS
DEVONSIDE' MILKING DEVONS PROMISED TO NAME THEIR FIRST-BORN BULL CALF
STUART IN HONOUR OF STUART MCLEAN, CANADA'S BELOVED WRITER WHO SADLY
PASSED AWAY FEB.15TH. THANKS JOHN & JACINTA!
Congratulations Andy Sproston
Congratulations Andy on establishing a new business in Grimsby after selling your farm. Hope you enjoy the gift on behalf of your fellow RBC Board members.... it will look great hanging up in your new shop.
And, as it says on the engraved plaque, 'Thanks for everything you've done for Rare Breeds'
Veteran's at Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Montreal
NAGS TO RICHES
Glossy, plump and contented, Roy the Dartmoor pony has just won his class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
He was just two when he was rescued by the RSPCA in 2010. Four years later he was taken in by Zara Johnstone-Evans and her six-year-old son Toby. Together they have made him into a champion.
Nags to riches: Roy with owner's son Toby Johnstone-Evans after their win at the Royal Windsor Horse Show
'Roy hadn't done much at all when I first saw him in need of a home, but there was something about him that I liked,' Mrs Johnstone-Evans told Horse and Hound.
'I got him for me to show but he was so gentle with my son Toby. They have done so well together, Toby's now telling people Roy is his pony!'
At last week's Royal Windsor Horse Show, Roy, under the show name Pumphill Fandango, was crowned Mountain and Moorland Mini champion.
He later took part in the Supreme Ridden Showing championship in front of The Queen. Mrs Johnstone-Evans said: 'I'm just so proud of him and what he has achieved.'
RSPCA Chief Inspector Cathy Hyde, who heads the charity's equine team, said: 'Royal Windsor is one of the big equine competitions and to win is an incredible achievement. I helped care for Roy when we rescued him so to watch his transformation back then was incredible.' Roy will now take a break at the family home in Surrey before competing at Horse of the Year qualifiers in June.
Mrs Johnstone-Evans said: 'He may be very successful in the show ring, but he's also our family pet. We adore him.' At last week's Royal Windsor Horse Show, Roy, under the show name Pumphill Fandango, was crowned Mountain and Moorland Mini champion
ROCK-N-HORSE FARM - RBC AGM EVENT
Thanks Arlee & Diane for a wonderful day hosted so generously & graciously by you & your family. It was a beautiful day for RBC's AGM & Family Day attended by a good number of RBC members & your farm-share visitors. Fabulous food was provided and the presentations were well-received. From start to finish, practical simplicity proved very successful. Many, many thanks once again.
WHITE PARK CALVES
Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
Adam Arenburg's Berkshires
Ottawa Valley Farm Show
Rare Breeds Canada received 2nd.place Award for Livestock Booth.
CCWG (Cdn.Coop.WoolGrowers)awarded all 3 places. Many thanks from RBC to Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Mgr.
Thanks to John Joynt, RBC member who gave wonderful introductions & thanks. Sorry the pic only shows your great haircut John!
1st.prize(centre) Ottawa Valley Beef Shorthorn
3rd.prize Blonde Aquitaine
Mac College Royal
Seedy Sunday in Perth
Thanks to Sarah McKenzie for invitation from Perth Farmers Market., much appreciate generous donation of table space.
Thanks also to members Kate Michalska from Yarker who gave a spinning demo & Debbie Hutchings from Portland who gave a beekeeping talk. Super job ladies, thanks so much.
Guelph Organic Conference Thank you
Each year we host over 40 workshops and we encourage interested individuals to apply to be speakers.
Topics should be consistent with the conference goals of “Organic foods, farming & gardening plus closely related ecological issues.”
Due Date - March 15, 2017
How to Submit Proposals
By email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org (Ideally as a pdf attachment.)
By fax: 705-444-0380
Guelph Organic Conference
Attn: Tomas Nimmo
Box 116 Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z4