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Céad Míle Fáilte. One Hundred Thousand Welcomes! We are a small family farm specializing in growing pumpkins, garlic, heirloom apples, lavender and greenhouse starts. We make natural goat’s milk soap and organic lavender products for local customers and specialty stores throughout Vancouver Island.

We believe in the humane and loving treatment of our animals, sustainable growing practices, and sharing this farm with our community. We have put our heart and soul into this farm building up slowly as we could afford to and learning along the way. We wish to continue farming for many more years and we hope you can visit Shamrock Farm one day. We’re so glad you found us!

DECEMBER 2016 NOTES:

Happy December!

Jack Frost has returned to the Comox Valley bringing bitter cold winds, ice and a dusting of snow. It’s a lovely slow time for us on the farm. It’s a time of reflecting on the past year, and planning ahead for the next. Our resident farm animals keep us busy during this slower and colder season. Buckets of warm drinking water are carried out to the barn each morning and night. Warm mash and extra rations of hay are offered to all our barn yard critters. And an extra layer of bedding is added to every stall. Breeding season has also begun for our small herd of goats. We hope to welcome many healthy kids (baby goats) this coming May.

This year was the most fulfilling that we can remember. The farm was overflowing with more beautiful flowers and veggies than I could ever thought possible. It was exhausting yet extremely gratifying. We experimented. We grew new heirloom seed varieties and used new farming methods. We opened our doors for private garden tours and workshops. We shared the farm with our community as often as we possibly could, whilst farming our land full-time.  We had truly lovely souls visit the farm. We were greatly humbled by the incredible support. Opening up our farm, our life and home, and our animals for others is what we hope to continue to do next year.

We sincerely hope the holiday season is good to you and your family. We hope you are keeping cozy and warm in your home, and that you are surrounded by all that you love.

As always, a heartfelt thank you for supporting Shamrock farm.

With kind regards,

Your farmers

Mike & Shannon xo

A little note from us:  If you’d like to purchase our soaps or lavender products and pick them up at the farm (if you are a local customer), or have us ship your package directly to your door, please feel free to contact us at any time. We welcome orders year-round. Please call the farmhouse 250.339.1671 (our favorite way) or send us an email to do so.

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

 

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