The farm has been fairly calm and peaceful since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Unfortunately due to the virus we are unable to host programs or events for the public at this time.
Despite the current circumstances, the hustle of farm life and home renovations have kept most of the Ashfield team busy!
They have been hard at work seeing to routine animal care, completing household projects, and working on big structural improvements to the house and barns.
Restoration: the Farm Objective
Restoration, cultivation have been two of the over-arching words that have sown into the vision for Ashfield Farm over the past two years.
Since restoration is a major theme it is quite fitting that these projects are happening around the farm! These new improvements are extremely exciting, however, the main objective of Ashfield goes much deeper than the construction and beautification of the property.
The heart of Ashfield Farm is for people to be restored to their full potential. It is for anyone who sets foot here to be irreversibly transformed - in the absolute best possible way!
A Collection of Restorative Updates
We wanted to keep everyone in the loop with the happenings around the farm! Here are some specific projects on the go.
The New Creative Studio & Sound Booth
The Creative Studio is a work in progress, so much time and energy has been poured into it over the last few months! Stay tuned for the official roll-out of the studio when it is all finalized!
The "Skunk Room" Name Explained
There was a small area comically known as the 'Skunk Room" in the barn. The room got it's name when we discovered skunks were making visits to the space since that is where the barn cat's food was stored. Consequently the not-so-welcomed guests left the room with their undeniable odour even long after they vacated the vicinity. Thankfully, after several attempts at scrubbing the floors and walls with disinfectant, the scent was removed. ( Though on very hot humid days there was still a trace of skunky-ness.) The room was mainly being used as a storage area for bins full of programming supplies.
The Skunk Room Demolition
The Adventure Loft & Storage Room Extension
Seed Planting & Gardening
Stay tuned for more blogs that will include information on the Grow Leadership Program, The Creative Studio, continued reconstruction of the barn and loft spaces, garden updates and other developments at the farm!
Blog written by: Joanna Kreuzer