Harvest Haven Happenings

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Jeannie Van Popta
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Harvest Haven Happenings

Post by Jeannie Van Popta »

Marilyn and I thought many of you would be interested in the information (articles, recipes, funny farm stories) that we share in our newsletter.

If you'd like to subscribe please send your email address to Sean at solutions@harvesthaven.com

Here is the latest edition: https://madmimi.com/p/7b90a8?fe=1&pact= ... 4ed52eb719

William Woeger

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Post by William Woeger »

Thanks for sharing this newsletter! :)

Archie, the Speckle Park bull looks awesome! Is that Andrew, the Big Black bull (that is the proper title of the type of bull he is, right? probably not.) laying down behind him?

Thanks for the history as well.

I was wondering, why do you use madmimi.com to post your newsletters instead of the HH site? Also, is there a way to see older newsletters?

Thanks.

W

Sabine
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Post by Sabine »

I would :-), just asked Sean to sign me up, thanks Sean. Great seeing Martin and James on the land, and Archie, wow, he's big and beautiful, although it looks like he is not too fond of being photographed :-). Thanks Jeannie and Marilyn for sharing!

Sean R Fife

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Post by Sean R Fife »

Hi William,

Yes, that's Andrew hanging out in the background. The breed is a Black Angus bull. He has since left the farm now that we have Archie.

We have some of the past newsletters available here: http://www.harvesthaven.com/pages/newsletters
and are working on getting more available.

Sean




Simon Hall

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Thank you James and Martin for that lesson in fencing on the farm Harvest Haven style. Definitely a unique way of fencing. Absolutely no doubt about that. I'd be shocked if anyone has seen that kind of fencing on a farm before. And more than mildly entertaining, too. Very enjoyable.

I hope there will more such videos. If there is, tell me where I can purchase a season ticket.

Simon

Tang Williams

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Post by Tang Williams »

I saw the fencing video 1-2 days ago. It is original, entertaining and amusing.

Normally, I am a very quiet person. I am quite content being an introvert and I like being alone. However, when machinery are operated outside the safety legislation and procedural envelope for what it was designed for, I would go absolutely NUTS!

I would never allow a person to be in any direct line of a moving machine and risk the possibility of injury if not worse. It is simply years of training and development in WHS (work, health and safety) and following procedures when operating machines, that's ingrained in me.

It would've taken just a sneeze and the excavator operator would have [accidentally] jerked the controls and punch the excavator bucket directly into the 'fence man.'

I write this post only because I care. I personally know friends who died [just recently too] for not following procedure [with machines]. I don't mind the videos. We need to play once in a while. But please, play SAFE and you will be SAFE.


William Woeger

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Post by William Woeger »

Good story. Amazing how things going well take a sudden turn for the worse, seemingly, and then take a sudden turn again, for the good! Thank You, Lord.

W

Sabine
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Post by Sabine »

That silica has been on my list for a while, together with the magnetico sleeping mat :-).

Amen to great story. I enjoyed reading that. And Jeannie, those recipes look awesome, especially the pancakes. I will have to start trying out your kooking :-).


Michael Demerling

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Post by Michael Demerling »

Thank you Martin,

For your detailed explanations about some of the principles of organic farming. I am glad you are so serious about ethical farming and on guard against those who would use bad practices in organic farming.

Thank you Lord, for Martin, Jeannie and all those at Harvest Haven.

Michael


Michael Demerling

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Post by Michael Demerling »

Thank you Jeannie,

I really enjoyed the article and seeing your children working together. The only thing missing was seeing them eat the pancakes.

Perhaps I am strange, but it gives me great joy to watch people enjoying good food.

Who recorded and edited the video?

Michael

Jeannie Van Popta
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I'm glad you liked it, Michael. :)

Jonathan filmed and edited the video (not sure, maybe Shay helped him as well).

We were going to have the kids eating the pancakes at the end but it got too late.


William Woeger

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Post by William Woeger »

Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the Cowology education there.

Jeannie Van Popta
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Jeannie Van Popta
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Jeannie Van Popta
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Harvest Haven Happenings for January 18, 2017 https://madmimi.com/p/8a1e69?fe=1&pact= ... b81a384248

Jeannie Van Popta
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Harvest Haven Happenings newsletter from February 1, 2017: https://madmimi.com/p/7e2489?fe=1&pact= ... bafd02442a

Michael Demerling

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Post by Michael Demerling »

Dear Jeannie,

I noticed that the video of the sheep near the end of the recent newsletter addition does not work. It seems the HTML code on that video page is seriously messed-up: https://www.harvesthaven.com/pages/videos" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This video page is very slow to load in the web browser due to some technical issues. You need to get your tech person to work on that :) .

Sincerely,
Michael

Marilyn Hafichuk
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Post by Marilyn Hafichuk »

Hi Michael,
We had some problems trying to get the video about the food items (sheep) to work. It really is just a slide show. On the HH video page, you need to scroll it yourself.

If someone can make it work as a video, I would be very happy because it is a cute video with peppy music.

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