Rupee – A New Comer to the Farm

We welcome ‘Rupee’ to the farm (as of 5 weeks ago now). She is a tick-hound/Maremma Sheep Dog X. She has retained the hound features, with a beautiful coat and markings. With part of her make-up coming from a shepherding line of dogs, she is always on the alert – and takes her watch dog duties very seriously. Any one who has visited the farm lately can attest to that.

At a current 3 years of age, and with very good health, we look forward to a lengthy companionship.

NELLA 2009-2021 Loyal Farm Dog & Camp Helper

Our long-time friend, Nella, left this world earlier this season. She was 12 years old and developed a life ending condition wherein she was no longer able to breath properly. We had to say good-bye to a very loyal dog, who gave her all as a companion over the years we were priviledged – and blessed – to have her. She remains a loving part of our family. As well as helping on the farm, keeping moose and deer out of our gardens, she accompanied Jeff on many camps over the last decade. She was a very good lookout, and worked for biscuits. You could always tell where she was in camp because of the soft bell she wore on her neck. We have sooo many stories…

ABC’s of Gardening with Daylilies

Daylily culture considerations: planting, watering, fertilizing, and weed control.

Dividing (reasons for + timing), trimming, replanting specimens (with regard for anticipated space requirements).

Climate zone considerations.

Tools: our favorites, & why.

Landscaping & Design considerations: colors (that work well together, for your individual setting ie: city, acreage, farm, business, or industrial location), height, bloom time + how to fill that space.

Uses for daylilies, other than in your garden, ie: cake decoration.

Classes are 2 hours duration, during bloom time – mid-July to mid-August; beginning with a tour of our gardens.

Minimum of 2 or 3 individuals per class at a cost of $50./person, includes take home plant stock.

Tour of BB’s Loft (homing pigeons), and how the inclusion of animals or birds can enhance your gardening experience.

Book online via this website’s ‘Contact Us’ page: or by phone, at 403-887-6107.

Nella & Molly – Our Trusted & True Friends.

Nella & Molly – Spring of 2019

Our labs, Nella & Molly, remain our best allies in deterring moose and deer. Now in their 10th and 8th years respectively, they remain valiant in their callings as big animal dissuaders. Our daylily and vegetable gardens remain safe under their guardianship. And they work for biscuits!

Getting along in years, you might not know it as you watch them in action. Thank you pups for your faithfulness.

BB’s LOFT: Homing Pigeons – new feature for families visiting the farm!


Our 8 x 8 x 6′ high loft sits in an old brooder house here on the farm; housing a small flock of pigeons that visitors can see, touch, and release. Together we learn about these amazing, intelligent birds.

Noted for their ability to fly long distances, they can reach speeds of up to 90 mph. Our breeding stock came from Northstar Doves near Lacombe, AB. We now have a small number of mealys, pies, and gray bars – beautiful, as well as brilliant.

Red Deer County Rural Beautification Program Award

Our gorgeous daylilies won us the RED DEER COUNTY RURAL BEAUTIFICATION AWARD for 2016 in the ‘Working Farm’ category.  What fun!

The beautiful sign presented to us by the county is now displayed on an old ladder that Jeff painted up – Yes, we love color!!  Next summer we will put potted daylilies on the other rungs.

We enjoyed the best season we’ve had thus far since starting daylily production. It has been wonderful greeting all the visitors to our farm over the last 6 years. THANK YOU for your kindness and friendship. Please come and visit us again.