Posts Tagged ‘farm’

Little Summer Moments

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

School is finally out and we have officially moved to the farm for the summer!

catching bubbles at the farm www.cubitsorganics.comHooray! This means my family is on vacation but I am most certainly not.  This is the time of year where I get to fret about tomatoes and take notes about radishes while they blow bubbles.  It’s lovely and full of little moments of relaxation and picking wold flowers but is a lot a delicate balance of work/parenting/daily life/and niceness.

Baby Wearing Girasol Snow Flame

In pursuit of a few more little moments we headed off to visit my parents, aunt and cousins at their trailers on Mill Lake in Parry Sound, Ontario.

Boat ride on Mill Lake, Parry Sound, Ontario

Boat rides, lake swing and fire works are all import and parts of summer. We also saw the important developmental milestone of walking down the road in a big group of kids to buy candy from the marina.


Eating kinder surprise eggs on the Canadian Shield. What a good idea.


Kinder surprise on the Canadian Shield #kindermom

It’s the little things. Like chocolate on rocks and having a traveling hammock for second cousins.

traveling hammock

Disclosure: I’m part of theKinder® Mom program and I receive compensation as part of my affiliation withthis group.  The opinions on this blog are my own


Announcing our Crowdfunding Farmraiser & Hoping You’ll Share

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

When I started Cubit’s 4 years ago, I couldn’t have possibly imagined how the business, and really our entire lives would change so much in so little time.

Starting out collecting seeds from our city garden, taking business classes while gigantically pregnant with Rebecca, writing a business plan with the satisfaction that only the recently fired can know, and sending out our first orders was especially sweet.

Thousands of orders later, we’re as ready as we’ll ever be to start the next chapter of Cubit’s. We have out grown the city gardens we’ve been growing in and have agreed to purchase 14 acres of Ontario farm land to grow our seed on. We just wrapped up our first growing season and are busy preparing for next year.

So today we’re launching our #farmraiser; That’s like a barn raising crossed with a farm buying fundraiser. Please join us over on the crowdfunding site indiegogo for all the details and to pitch in.  You can do a little holiday shopping or get started on your spring planning and help us all at the same time.

In addition to the #farmraiser, we’re having a contest. We need help spreading the word and are hoping you’ll help.  Let us know when you’ve shared the campaign on sites like faceboook by leaving the link here in the comments or by using the hashtag #farmraiser on twitter and pinterest. Every  share counts as an entry and the winner will receive a double seed of the month subscription along with one of my photo post cards and a coupon for 25% your spring order.

Contest closes December 31st, 2012. Open to Canada and the USA.

Farm Treasures: Reclaiming Glass Crown & Corona Jar Lids

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The farm is just full of treasures.  Well treasures in my eyes anyway. For example, this bee-filled vehicle shed has quite a few giant, blue glass, made in Canada, Crown jars.

They start out looking pretty hopeless.

But all it takes is a little elbow grease and an sos pad to turn them into this:

They may not be up to modern preserving guidelines but  now I have all the glass jars and lids I could ever want for storing my dry goods and leftovers. I think they’re gorgeous.

Some Family Portraits {before I forget and start sharing baby pictures}

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Recently my parents visited us a the farm and we thought we’d take advantage of the second camera and my photographer mother and try to document this pregnancy as it’s quickly coming to an end.

The light was perfect and the abandoned faulty haystack had been calling me for days.

The overtired toddler, uncooperative dog, totally pregnant mother (34 weeks pregnant here), and completely worn out husband and father really made sure that we  accurately caught this moment in time.

I don’t think we got a single “perfect” shot but these pretty much sum things up. Although truthfully, there’s usually more dirt.

I’m Big! Rebecca’s Third Birthday

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Rebecca woke up this morning at the farm, stood on the bed, and declared “I’m Big!”

She’s right; Somehow it’s her third birthday. Not quite sure how that happened. We started celebrating by letting her pick as many tomatoes as she wanted. We’ve just arrived back in the city and apparently that means she wants sushi for dinner.  Who am I to question these things?