Hello there and welcome to Owl Creek Farm!
We started out as a garden and recipe blog (Garden of Eatin’ founded in 2008), and a handmade soap and skin care company (Alberta Handmade Soap Co, founded in 2011). This website retains and expands on both areas with our Family Cookbook and Handmade Soap Shop, with gardening and farm posts mixed in among the chaos.
In 2017, we bought a quarter section (160 acres) and have been bit-by-bit turning it into a home and working farm. The bare land had just 70 acres of hay, with the rest being a lot of muskeg (peat moss) and trees, with no infrastructure. Over 2 years, we added power, natural gas, a water well, and a septic system, and in 2019, our new modular home was delivered.
2020 didn’t see much in the way of obvious improvements, other than coming up with a farm name, finally. We did got a lot done, but 2020 was, well, 2020.
We made substantial progress in 2021-2023, starting our small goat herd, getting a garden and greenhouse going, and slowly improving the homestead part of our property, but as is the case with every farm that has ever existed, the work is never finished.
We hope you’ll follow along on our journey, please feel free to comment on our blog posts, and email us any time. We don’t currently use social media in any form, so the easiest way to see when we have new posts is the sign up for our completely spam-free email newsletter.