In 2000 we bought and moved to our 100 acre farm near Smiths Falls, hoping to pursue our passions of gardening and nature. The farm had been neglected for many decades and a lot of work was put into restoring the house, fields, outbuildings, putting up three greenhouses and creating a market garden plot. We began selling produce at the Perth Farmers market, summer 2001 and at the same time bought a small flock of sheep and chickens. Our focus is perennials, organic produce and lamb. Although not certified we use organic practices and work hard to maintain the quality of the soil through composting, mulching and organic pest control. Our sheep and chicken manure is used to increase fertility in the soil and the waste from the garden goes back to the sheep and chickens. Our farm is full of those creatures that enjoy a pesticide free environment: bees, frogs, snakes, worms, birds and butterflies. We welcomed our twin sons to the world in 2005, and have recently had another boy in 2010. We enjoy being able to raise them in an environment where we eat the food we grow and have unlimited access to the outdoors. In 2008 we began to accept WWOOFers to our farm. These volunteers work in exchange for room and board, and learn about sustainable agriculture on a small scale. We have had many visitors from around the world including Germany, France, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, and many parts of Canada. This has been a valuable part of growing our farm as well as being an interesting view into the rest of the world. In the future we hope to increase our production and use our farm to its greatest potential, offering the freshest and best local products to those in our community.