Golden Unicorn Farm
We have a simple philosophy and that is to live and let live. As part of that, we will care for and nurture the soil and this land and treat it respectfully because we aren't going anywhere for a very long time! The community has been wonderfully welcoming and we are happy to be here New Brunswick!
Our Resident Unicorn
At the last farm market in Woodstock for the year 2011, I met an interesting young man named Dennis. After talking for a few minutes he asked about the farm. (He was also very helpful with some great future business advice!)
Dennis asked me about the name "Golden Unicorn Farm" and whether we had any unicorns. I explained to him that we do have one, who we believe mated in the fall and are hoping for a colt in the spring. Dennis wondered if our unicorn had a horn in the center of her head and I assured him, "Yes, of course she does, otherwise she would be a horse." He instantly realized this was true and we proceeded to have a chat about the elusive animal.
You can imagine, since unicorns are so rare, that she is not around much. We do have 50 acres for her to live on and since we don't plan to log that property we believe that she and a few young'uns should be able to survive safe from animal predators and hunters.
Fortunately, late last spring, Len happened to have camera in hand as she poked her head and white twisting horn around the end of the garage. As you can see, this was before we had started work on the barn.
So Dennis, I hope you got a chance to come see the website and perhaps next summer, when you are 8 years old, you can come visit us and we will peek in the forest to see if we can find her and her baby. Have a great day!
If you like unicorns go to Len's art site to see his latest unicorn paintings!
Golden Unicorn Farm
This is a question we are constantly asked... Why did you move from BC to NB? You can find the whole story on my blog but for now... In great part, it was due to the economy, there was work in BC but it got to the point where on Vancouver Island there was very little farm land left to buy and most of it was incredibly expensive. We were looking at several hundred thousand dollars for a fixer upper on little land. The by laws restricted what we could grow and the ability to have any livestock or chickens and we wanted to grow our food and have some animals.
We knew some people who had moved from West to East and we thought we would check it out. So in March 2010, we booked a trip to come to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and find a place to live. We had searched on the internet and homes for sale for several months. We had narrowed it down to about a dozen pieces of property in the two provinces and we intended to make a deal while we spent our week exploring the provinces.
We were excited to find this beautiful hidden jewel in Southwestern New Brunswick on our second day of searching. We liked it on the internet since it had 25 acres of land and a big old farm house for our small family. There was a workshop/garage for Len and a big country kitchen for Sarah, bedrooms for each of us and two bathrooms to keep our girls happy. We knew that whatever else we saw that week would have to measure up to the beauty of this rural treasure that was hidden in lake country.
Nothing else compared and the more we learned about our place on Forest City Road the more excited we became. Since our move we purchased the neighbouring 25 acres, just because! So come join us out at the farm during the summer months to see what is available (more to come all the time) or visit us at the Woodstock Farm & Craft Market and say HI!