Friday, December 16, 2011

Fall moose hunting in Gros Morne National Park

This past fall I traveled to Gros Morne National Park for a moose hunt. I had applied to Terra Nova National Park as the first priority since I live right next door but ended up via the draw process with an area on the West Coast of the Island. The hunt in the parks is meant to help bring down the moose populations which are inhibiting the forest regeneration and thereby endangering the ecology.

This is a video of me and the two ponies making our way into retrieve the bull I shot the evening before.  Laddy is hauling the travois and MacKay is following behind. Video credit to Kirk Wiseman.

Photo Credits to Kevin Anthony

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Farm Wish List and a great big THANK-YOU!!

While I'm not a supporter of buying useless junk to satisfy the economy this time of year, the farm does have a wish list of its very own. People have been suggesting I put one up for years, so here it is. A farm needs lots of materials, support, equipment & repairs to keep it running and these are just a few of the items I'd consider as needs for the future.

Also, a big THANK-YOU!! to all the volunteers from all over the world who helped out around the place this year. Thank-you to all the customers who frequented us for fresh food and to all others who offered support, guidance and well-wishes for the farms future success. This time of year is a time for stocking up the freezers, eating stews, reading, stretching, breathing, getting back in touch with the animal friends, doing some political activism and generally recuperating and planning for the coming season. Hope everybody enjoyed the fruits of the farm this year and here's to a better growing season next year!! Peace. Jason