Spaces for Rent

Are you looking to spend more time on the land, learning and honing your farming, gardening, and homesteading skills?

Are you looking for a place in the Cowichan Valley to rent, be it a room in a shared house or a detached studio?

Well, this may just be a great opportunity for you!

Detached Studio in snow this winter.
We have one bedroom available in the main house that is shared with Lynn and myself (Kata). We also have a detached studio available.


We are asking very reasonable rent with a reasonable number of hours put into the farm chores that are shared with us. Farm chores consist of helping with the animals, in the garden, and various land maintenance.
The ideal renters would be capable of performing these tasks unsupervised and competently. This is not an educational opportunity, though it is pretty likely you will learn a lot, even more if you get involved more!

The farm is about a 10-15 minute drive to downtown Duncan. There are hiking trails across the street and a small trail in the "back yard". Cell phone service is limited, and the land-line is available to share. Rent does not include internet, phone, or hydro. These bills are split appropriately between us and the farm.

Please get in touch with Lynn at if you are interested or would like to know more. Lynn can also be reached, or left a message at 250-597-3513.

Thanks kindly, and have a wonderful day!


Welcome Forest

Little Forest the morning after he was born.
We named him Forest because he was born out in our grazing forest one evening just before bedtime for the animals. It was Jordan's evening to close-up and he was quite surprised when he went down to lead the girls into the barn. Downy had given birth early! We were figuring she was due at the end of April, instead, Forest's birthday is April 2nd. Lynn and I were out at a potluck and came home to the wonderful news. We slipped into the barn to check on the new babe, and bring Downy some warm molasses water.

Of course, I fell head over heals for little forest. He is just too cute! His big brother, whose fleece I am tanning at the moment, was also one of my favourites. Downy, a South Down who ended up on our farm in a roundabout sort of way, bred with Romeo, our Suffolk ram, gives such an adorable looking offspring!
I must say, the love was mutual, as he immediately took to me and followed me around in the stall. He even came and nuzzled into me before too long.
Forest loves to have his chin rubbed.
Today he practices butting against my fist. I love to go down to the barn and watch him leap and bounce around his mom. His face is getting darker already, and he is growing so fast. I will have to take more pictures tomorrow and get them on here so you can see the changes in his colouring. For now, here are a few more from the day after he was born.