September 21: Tractor & Horse Ploughing Workshop at Deerfoot Farm, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on September 06, 2014 1 Comment

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Want to learn how to plough with a tractor, and horses? Join us at Deerfoot Farm for a ploughing workshop coordinated by David Boran. Please register as soon as possible so that David can organize the appropriate teachers, tools and tractors. This workshop is a great primer for the 37th Annual North Okanagan Ploughing Match the following weekend, Sunday, September 28th.
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Where: Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B4
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Times: 10am-4pm
You can choose to learn horse ploughing and/or tractor ploughing. The group will be split up into two to give people time to plough.
Basic Farmer Type Ploughing with Horses
What you will learn:
Learn the parts of a plough
How to harness a team
Ground drive a team
Plough with a team
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Tractor Plough
What you will learn:
Parts of a Plough
Types of plough
How to open a furrow
Antique tractor and pull type plow
3-point hitch plow
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Registration $15/person
Please bring: Potluck lunch, a dish to share and tools to eat with
To register contact David Doran:
250 546 6884daviddoran@telus.net
Please let us know if you are most interested in team ploughing or tractor ploughing as we will try to break into groups accordingly.
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About Deerfoot Farm

Deerfoot farm is located on 56 acres in the beautiful Spallumcheen valley. Besides the usual farm animal suspects (aka border collies), its borders are open to deer, pheasants, marmots and hawks. Like most small scale farms, its land has been used for many different farm ventures over the years. Organic vegetables, free range chickens, grain production, and livestock are examples of the farms diversity. Holding the first Certified Organic farm license in the valley is proof of its owners commitment to sustainable land stewardship. This year David and Shelley have opened their doors to a new farm project, one in which they hope will continue their farm’s traditions. This will provide land and mentoring to a new generation of farmers. Tessa and Aaron will be living and farming on the property for the 2014 season. Together they bring years of agricultural knowledge, a dedication to hard work, and new energy and ideas to the farm and the surrounding community. Deerfoot farm welcomes you and your families to stop by any time!

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David and Shelley are the owners of Deerfoot Farm, where they have farmed for the last 23 years. They are integral in the North Okanagan farm community and active members in the Kelowna and Vernon Farmer’s Market. They will continue to grow dryland potatoes for market, as well as vegetables and poultry for their family and friends. As our new arrangement shows, they are forever dedicated to their farm’s future and the future of agriculture in the British Columbia.

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After 5 successful years farming in Vancouver, Tessa is returning to the Okanagan to continue her passion for growing food. Aaron is excited to drop his hammer and chisel and begin a new career that more closely represents his values. We are over the moon with the opportunity to move back to a rural lifestyle, to be able to work together and start a business that we both believe is vital to the future. Together, we look forward to joining a new community, to continuing the traditions of Deerfoot Farm and to growing some really good food under the warm Okanagan sun.

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One thought on “September 21: Tractor & Horse Ploughing Workshop at Deerfoot Farm, Armstrong, BC

  1. This is so great! I love hearing about opportunities for others to learn about ploughing!!! I am from Ontario and we are trying to get more and more of the younger generations to try it out!

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