About the Farm
Deer Park Haven Farm is an experiment in sustainable, regenerative small-scale agriculture and a place for learning.
Non-consumptive, low impact recreational activities such as: Canoe Rentals, Kayak Rentals, and Snowshoe Rentals are provided by our company Sasquatch Moon Outdoors. Fresh Farm Produce is for sale on site, in season.
Complete planning and outfitting for one day or multi-day trips by Canoe or Kayak to isolated pristine mountain lakes: Ross Lake or Nahatlach Lake and more.
If hiking is your preference we can help you plan a hike, and transport you to an optimum starting point, on one of the multitude of mountain trails that have been used by First Nations' People for thousands of years.
A GARDEN'S WORTH
I've been out in the garden for the last couple of days,
Listening to the corn and the tomatoes, and what they have to say.
I touch the soil, I feel the sweat and I breathe the air.
I've got dirt on my feet, on my hands, my legs and knees and all in my hair.
I love to be there in the garden, even in the hot summer sun.
To some people it's hard work, but to me it's the finest fun.
Time doesn't matter in heaven or in a song,
And my garden is a heaven, where I can sing along.
With the chorus of live to which I've given birth.
Some people stop and look and wonder, "What is that fellow's garden worth?"
They say, "Tell me neighbour, is your garden's worth the things you eat.
"Oh no, that's just a small part of its celestial value.
There's even more wealth in listening to your little choir sing to you.
It's about the pleasure of seeing beauty spring up from the earth,
The flowers, the worms, the sweat, the fragrance and the toil,
And being alive and so close to the soil.
It's about saying hello to my neighbours who are out for their daily walk,
And stopping anytime during the timeless, to lean on my shovel and talk."
© Joe Bowman, 2011
This is our farm.
Take a walk in our private forest.