Motherhood ⬡ Homesteading ⬡ Keeping Bees

A little about us

19367323_441358362908617_155671312981819392_n“She did not need much. Wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed and to love and be loved in return. – Starra Neely Blade”

Meet The Burches!

Home… I was born in small town Ontario and moved to Alberta seven years ago. Dan was born and raised an Albertan. Together we have 160 acres of land in North Western Alberta.

Heart… I love to get lost in a good book; sipping on a steaming cup of tea. I love warm bubble baths accompanied by a good glass of wine. I enjoy time in the garden, fresh air and sunshine. I love exploring with my lens and capturing life’s moments in photos. I try to play the banjo and have taught myself to knit and sew.

Farm… What started out with one hand built coop and eight chickens has turned into two coops, 15(ish) chickens, three rescue pot belly pigs, two miniature donkeys, two alpaca, three goats and our three big bear dogs.

Follow us as we learn and grow in our journey to self-sustainment here on our little funny farm!


  1. Love your writings, I will be a frequent follower.

  2. Jeff Kritzer says:

    Hadley and Dan,

    My sister Kim was good enough to forward me the link to your blog. I will certainly follow and share with likeminded folk. I love your notes and associated pics. You guys have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that many of us long for. Hard work and appreciating the splendidness of that around us brings rich rewards. You have a wonderful eye behind the lens. Keep up the good work and passion for a life of adventure in the natural world.
    We live in Stratford, Ont and try to support our friends and neighbours in sustainable ( tough in todays age ) farming. Being a displaced country boy living in an urban environment, it’s nice to just be in contact with those making their way in natural farming. I know some who will certainly love your scribes. Our 14 yr old daughter Elizabeth will certainly enjoy visiting you through this medium. What you are doing is certainly an agenda she wishes to emulate as an adult.

    Jeff Kritzer & Family

    1. Thank you so much for following along! I love to share our journey and am so glad our family can stay in the loop on the farm!

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