The Fat Ewe Farm 
    and B & B

...organic permaculture farmin' 
  for the lazy you's and
 Bed, Breakfast 'n Bale

Eileen

 


August 14, 2012 in my little farm house 

 

Some think I have completely lost my marbles. For my retirement, I am choosing to leave what many consider is paradise, White Rock, BC, a beautiful temperate little city by the ocean, and move to frosty Alberta. Well, it might be so, but we all create dreams of our own and this is mine. My little organic farm, The Fat Ewe, was birthed in the  summer of 2011.The farm has a primary or main residence with two finished floors and the cabin has two lovely bedrooms and all the amenities of home .Oh boy!

My dream of raising and training Canadian horses is postponed due to inadequate facilities on the farm. Willa had her  little boy in May of 2012. His name will be Zeb. 

Much of the time I am outside. For most of the summer of 2011 and some of 2012, I have been building hoop tractors for all the birds. I still need to do 2 more for the sheep and goats. These are portable, tarp covered moveable shelters that keep the animals on fresh ground. Last winter, 2011, the ducks stayed in theirs, wrapped in an insulated tarp and surrounded by straw bales, but it was not warm enough for chickens, though one hen, Penny, did manage to make it through the winter in with the ducks. This year, proper coops are being constructed so the birds will be warm enough. 

The bed and breakfast is finally underway and the guests that have come absolutely love the place! The comments have been wonderful. Recently, a handwash station and third sink were installed in the kitchen, and The Fat Ewe is now licensed to serve full meals to guests, as well as baked goods for afternoon teas. We can accommodate 8-12 comfortably for corporate meetings, small weddings, parties, anniversaries or just because with full meal service. Catering is also possible. This is a new venture and it will be fun. I love to create foods and from past experiences, people enjoy these creations and want to come back for more and more and more. 

So, between the more than 100 animals, new goat kids, moving portable fences, feeding, watering and the bed and breakfast, basically I fall into bed nightly and sleep soundly. My wonderful dogs are on guard at night and so far, there have been zero predator losses, except to the ravens. Robbie is now trained to sky watch and he is doing an excellent job training the other dogs to pay attention and chase ravens.

 This is my dream.  Yes it is a ton of work and there are no days off, but it makse me happy  to commune with nature and the animals. Walking the trails on my own land is uplifting for the soul and I love meeting new people who choose to stay at the bed and breakfast. Life is wonderful.  So will it be at The Fat Ewe. 

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Ladies PJ Party for Eight Just $99.00 per person per night plus GST

Book your PJ Party Early to ensure your time is available. 

The PJ Party includes accomodations for up to 8 ladies, complimentary robes and slippers, gift baskets for each guest, comfortable beds wtih quality linens and bedding, two lounge areas, board games, darts, walking trails, and breakfast for each day of the venture. If you want a quiet retreat to reconnect with old friends, this is the place. The tall trees, rushing brook, meadows and valley, chirping of song birds and the farm animals create a tranquil pastoral scene perfect for relaxation and renewal. Bring your study materials, fortune tellers or old videos, whatever you wish.

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Couples Retreat

Do you need a quiet place to get together with old friends and spend time with your signifcant other? We can accommodate four couples for a private retreat of relaxation, reconnection and sharing the love. Without television or internet, the real interaction begins. We offer clean and comfortable beds, quality linens, an extensive library of self help materials, the option of light massage, candle light baths, robes and slippers and gift baskets for each couple. Why not take a weekend off and relax in the country, walk the nature trails, visit the beaver pond, commune with the farm animals, and spend that much needed down time with your partner? Book early to ensure your date is available. 

Corporate Meeting and Guest Rooms

Book the guest house for a meeting? Sure!

Out of town corporate guests are always welcome at The Fat Ewe Farm. We can sleep 8 in shared accomodations or have three private bedrooms and two baths. Perhaps those who traveled a distance can enjoy the quiet comforts of the guest house and meet with the clients during the day in the house. How convenient and easy is that? Corporate guests are treated to complimentary gourment breakfasts, robes and slippers for their use while visiting us, clean and comfortable beds and quality linens, authentic vintage antique furnishings and soothing quarters, walking trails, tennis or badminton, board games and darts, and the option of booking a light massage for special relaxation. 

The rooms are based on a per person occupancy. The house can be booked for functions during the day. Please call or email for details. We look forward to having you as our guests on the Fat Ewe Farm!

Private Functions: Weddings, Funerals, Adult Birthday Parties, Anniversaries

The Guest House can be booked during the day for small private functions. Food must be catered and brought in as we do not have a catering license, but there is plenty of outdoor space for wonderful country get togethers and the house is available as well. The comfort capacity of the house would be 20-30 guests. Janitorial must be provided by the client or can be arranged by The Fat Ewe. A damage deposit is required and loss or damage will be charged to the client responsible for booking the facility. 

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We are thrilled that you have chosen The Fat Ewe for your honeymoon stay! To honour your union, The Fat Ewe will present you with a complimentary gift basket as a present for your marriage. Gift baskets may change with seasons, but  some offerings may be: home made organic soap, some organic massage oil, essential oil for scenting the massage oil if you wish or for adding to the bath or the oil burner, some bath salts, snacks and beverages. Thank ewe for sharing your wedding night with us. Blessings!

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