Ambleside Farm has a great reputation for rearing high qualiy sheep and they have won major prizes for their wool. They have some mixed breed Romney/Corriedale/ Blue-faced Leicester cross yearling ewes for sale and a yearling ram with the same breeding.
We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to own such an amazing piece of property. Our 140 acres boasts 3 ponds, hay fields, cedar, pine and hardwood bushes as well as the Trans Canada Trail running right through the middle of it all! We back onto 800 acres of land owned by the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority and we are only a few minutes away from the most picturesque waterfalls at Callaghan Rapids. (We know there are caves you can explore down there as well, but have yet to find them ourselves...) This is a wonderful spot for families to bring their children or a to have a romantic picnic on a secluded rock on the water. (We recommend bringing water shoes).
Our trail rides will wind you around our pine forest, and whisk you away from reality when we take a short stroll through our cedar and hardwood bush. Let the wind play in your face when we travel through our hay fields and along the Trans Canada Trail. We hope you will bring your camera to capture this once in a lifetime moment. WE HAVE JUST ADDED 3 NEW TRAILS THROUGH OUR HARDWOOD BUSH!
Our horses are family members first and many of them have been with us 8 to 21 years now. We NEVER farm our horses out over the winter months, as some riding stables do, to save on feed costs so we know everthing about every one of them.
We also only use ORTHOFLEX (Ortho flex) saddles on our horses. These are orthopedic saddles that conform to our horses backs ensuring a pleasurable ride for them as well. We are certain you won't mind the thick memory foam in the seats either!
Available Rides: - 2.8 miles $35 per person (approx. 1hr)
As a parent, it is very important to me my teo children get the best I can provide for them, and I no longer which to purchase meat that has been force fed, filled with medications, confined to small spaces and crammed into small cages come processing time. The expression "You are what you eat" brings a very important message to me. And that is: you can only feel as healthy as the foods you feed it are.
We grow our own "non certified" organic chicken in pasture huts with fenced runs to ensure chickens are safe from preditors and can still feed on fresh grass. They are only available in August and September and range in weight from 7lbs to 12lbs.
We also offer free run, "non certified" organic eggs for sale between the months of April through November at the farm. Eggs are collected each day, often during one of our children's farm tours! Brown and White eggs. While at the farm, you will most likely see our Border Collie, Blue, assisting with the safety of our chickens.
If you are someone who has chosen to eat only quality meats that have not been medicated, force fed, confined, or treated with steroids, you may wish to consider our farm as your meat source for fresh or frozen turkey.
We breed and raise purebred unregistered Katahdin sheep for meat and breeding. There are seven rams for sale.
The Katahdin sheep breed is raised strictly for its meat. The carcass dresses out clean and easy. It is heavily muscled, relatively lean and very mild-flavoured. The meat may be eaten hot or cold, and may be readily substituted in most beef or pork recipes. Katahdin sheep producers often report little or no taste variation in the meat past the lamb stage.
There are eight Berkshire piglets for sale. Berkshire pigs are said to be "Britain's oldest pig breed", originally bred around the market-towns of Faringdon and Wantage, in the Vale of the White Horse in the English county of Berkshire. Berkshire pork, prized for juiciness, flavour and tenderness, is pink-hued and heavily marbled. Its high fat content makes it suitable for long cooking and high-temperature cooking.
We raise purebred unregistered and partbred Berkshire pigs.
The Bronze has been the most popular turkey variety for most of American history. It originated from crosses between the domestic turkeys brought by European colonists to the Americas and the eastern wild turkeys they found upon their arrival. We find that it is a juicier better tasting bird than the white varieties.
We raise Bronze turkeys to order several times per year.