A nurse and
commercial artist left the big city and headed north.
We moved to an
old lodge and began a career in the tourism industry.
There we raised a family and worked for 20 years.
Time moved on
and we decided on a change once again in our lives. This brought us to
As the story goes, my son and I were out looking for a Christmas tree
and as we drove along,
we noticed the "FOR SALE" sign.
Needless to say, we mentioned it to my wife and that was that.
As for the Highland cattle, that's another story.
the Show Circuit
I made the
decision to start showing some of our animals in the summer of 2007
which meant I
needed a trailer for a start and that I'd have to learn to train the
animals that I wanted to show.
training one heifer and we both learned quite a bit.
She went with me to four shows along with her bull calf.
By the time The
Royal Winter Fair in Toronto rolled around, I had four animals ready to
We came home
with a few ribbons and one first place to show for our efforts.
I sure learned
a lot and have to thank the other members of the Ontario Highland
community for their help.
a Thistlestone anyway?
When we told a good
friend the name of our farm, she said that it reminded her
of what her father used to say about their farm.
"It was good only for growing thistles and stones."
I'm not saying that we don't have our share of both but
that's not quite the way we see it.
The thistle is the badge or plant emblem for Scotland and the Stewart
A stone, on the other hand, is sometimes known as something precious or
as a gem.
The kingdom of heaven is like
treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it,
he hid it again, and then in his
joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. ~ Matthew 13:44
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