This weekend we got invited to visit a horse farm in Phelpston, Ontario. It was on my bucket list of things to do with Penelope this year and I am happy that we got to experience it as a family.
We learned each of the horses names, what kind of horses they were and even met Cherokee the Pony! Penelope was not afraid at all and even got to feed them hay. It was too muddy from all the rain recently to ride them but we made plans to return on a drier day so that we could get Penelope lessons on the pony.
I have always loved horses and even had my own horse named “Stephanie” as a child (yes, I had a horse named after me). I love that we can introduce Penelope to the beautiful creatures early in life, in hopes that she will develop a connection with them and want to ride when she is older.
Nicolyn Farms – Organic and Locally Grown Food
At a recent check up with my doctor we got to talking about my families recent switch to eating organic, locally grown produce and eat only ethically sourced meats. My doctor suggested I check out Nicolyn Farms, she said that’s where she goes to buy her groceries and they are well known for their clean policy.
Everything about Nicolyn Farms is wonderful, but they are not considered a “Certified Organic” farm, but they stress that “any family and any income” should be able to access quality food that is raised and grown “with the the utmost care and respect, to maximize the healthy benefits of foods”. They want to keep their costs low and products accessible to everyone, and if they went through the process of becoming a certified organic farm their meat would start at $4/lb instead of the low cost it is now.
One of my biggest changes this year has been in beauty, and making the switch to natural products with ingredients that I can actually read. That is why I love using the Two Sisters Naturals beauty and home care line. Not only are they a local company but they are two women entrepreneurs who have created their own good quality natural products.
You can find their line of beauty, home care and baby products at Nicholyn Farms,
I also shared the Mama Warrior Raw Vegan Cheesecakes on my Instagram this weekend, and got so many people asking about them. They are organic, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and paleo! Which is perfect if you are celiac and want to find something sweet you can actually eat.