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Hello Everyone..

I wanted to see how everyone is doing? We are following what the government has mandated and staying inside and enjoying our beautiful farm. Everyone is doing well. How are you doing? It is hard when we have to isolate and social distance as friends we would have dinner with or visit we cannot. Kids are especially impacted as they cannot see their friends and some do not really understand what is going on. But we are all in this together and it is us that can change the outcome of this virus by following what we have been told to do. 

We all feel some anxiety as this is something that is so unknown to all of us. I know we will get thru this as we are all going to stay safe. 

Dahalia and the girls have been moved to our condo in St. Maarten. As you know Kayla is severely disabled and immune compromised and this would be be difficult if she was in contact with anyone with this virus. Haylie is doing virtual school. We had our first week last week. Grandma from afar keeping on top of what she is suppose to be doing. Lol…Haylie is learning to read, she is very proud of herself and she is learning math and phonix. She has also learnt to swim. This year without water wings. She is like a fish in the water. Haylie this year also went to her first birthday party earlier in the year before the virus put everyone on lockdown. She was so excited. She does still not like birthday cake…but she is one of the group of friends that they all can play together at these birthdays. Haylie loves setting the table and cleaning up…she is learning responsibly by doing some chores. Kayla is doing very well. We visited a dietician earlier in the year and she is gaining weight. Grandma and Grandpa have made her puréed food of butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, chicken and pumpkin and coconut milk. 

Dahalia is doing great and is a wonderful mother to these two girls. Her and Haylie  were singing as Haylie calls them “Jesus songs” yesterday and they sent us a video. She does this with the girls every night. 

As some of you may not be aware but after Cassandra death in June last year, the Ican shelter has closed. This was very sad for all of us. The kids that were there have been placed in alternative accommodations. We still continue when we go to st. Maarten fulfill some of the needs of these children. I ha e regular contact with many. 

St. Maarten as we watch from afar, has 6 cases of Coronavirus so far. It does not seem like a lot compared to the rest of the world, but for a small island with limited medical resources it is a lot. They are following the same mandated rules as the government in Canada as businesses are closed and people must stay inside. The people of St. Maarten who just came out of the worst hurricane just two years ago are always in our thoughts. 🙏🏻

At this time, we ask all of our loyal customers 😘 to not return egg cartons to us we are only using new egg cartons to fill our orders. Please place your egg orders early as we have limited amount of eggs and the demand is very high right now. 

We just had a baby calf born at PVF. (See picture) 

We have been experimenting with our honey and we made a yummy honey Dijon salad dressing. I think the secret ingredient of PVF honey made the dressing…lol ..let me know if anyone would like the recipe. 

Thank you too all our loyal customers and please stay safe and inside. We will get through this if we all do what we must together. 

As I write this I think of the many who do not have healthy safe environments in which to live during this time of crisis. I am filled with gratitude each day for what we do have and how we can help those in their time of need during this pandemic. Remember those seniors, or people that do not have access to groceries or friends or family that we can help because we are all in this together.

All of you are part of our community of affection. 

We have a shop button added to our website at peacefulvalleyfarm.ca or contact me by what’s app, text or by calling (416)271-8440. 

Have a great day from our  much loved “zoo” at Peaceful Valley farms…lol 

Brenda Bot (Gram) 

Peaceful Valley Farm 

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Our new little calf