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Exciting Partnership with the Langley Men’s Shed

May 17, 2024

We had the pleasure of giving a farm tour to the Langley Men’s Shed. We had four shedders in attendance, Maurice, Alex, Greg and George. Alex and Barney the Goat became fast friends and Barney even let Alex scratch his horns!  While these handy men discovered the many ways they could help build and fix […]

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We lost an emerald jewel

Apr 13, 2024

It was 2016, when we got a call about a rescued bird from OWL (Orphaned Wildlife .  They had been called to help a turkey vulture who turned out to be a hen.  One of our volunteers, who was a neighbour and a volunteer for OWL brought the hen to us.  She was our very first rescue […]

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A new baby

Mar 1, 2024

How does a baby duck end up wondering the streets of Langley? We can only take a guess at her story. But this one has a happy ending. I saw this instagram post and said Kindred would give her a home. I contacted the shelter and had to wait a couple of days because she […]

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Benny & the Girls

Feb 28, 2024

It’s been a week now and I’m still struggling to put into words and put onto paper Benny’s loss at Kindred Farm.  When we first rescued two chickens, we thought Benny was a hen and the other chicken was a rooster (John). In hindsight we should have known Benny was a rooster because John wouldn’t let Benny eat first.  This is […]

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Marigold

Jan 21, 2024

As we prepared for the cold snap, Kindred Volunteer Karen Atkinson offered to foster Marigold and Poppy.  This turned out to be a really good decision as the Office/Volunteer Room actually became bitter cold even with several heaters going 24/7. Guinea Pigs require a minimum of 15′ C at all times. Karen set up a […]

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Dandelion our beautiful guinea pig

Jan 21, 2024

Dandelion passed away.I tucked in the Guinea Pigs last night and I felt the hole that her absence has left behind.Dandelion may be little but she was one of the most cherished animals at the farm.  There was not a lot of chatter from Marigold and Poppy last night.  They too are missing their sister.   Our […]

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So many feelings about this tragedy

Apr 16, 2023

Disclaimer:This post is not about every child who experiences trauma. Not all children who experience trauma will resort to violence. This post is about how early intervention can be a lifeline and can help children to cope non-violently with trauma. I feel compelled to write something just about once a season as the world experiences another […]

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Matriarch Turkey: Freida May

Jan 23, 2023

This photo shows Freida May in all her glory as the reigning fluffy white matriarch of our feathered flock. But her reign ended this past Monday. Three years was not long enough to be in her glowing white presence. But Freida May did defy all the odds by living into her 6th year. This is […]

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Assault weapon in the hands of any child?

May 26, 2022

Disclaimer:This post is not about every child who experiences trauma. Not all children who experience trauma will resort to violence. This post is about how early intervention can be a lifeline and can help children to cope non-violently with trauma. This post looks in hindsight at trauma in a troubled teen and access to assault […]

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Why is it people vs animals?

Mar 3, 2022

I get asked, “how can you help animals when there is a war in Ukraine?” Why do so many people look at the world as people vs animals. Why can’t you help both? I look at the world as people and animals connected, forever intertwined and interdependent on each other. 1. Animals make the world […]

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