FORT MCMURRAY EMERGENCY
RARE-BREEDS OWNERS IN THE DISASTER AREA
CAN CONTACT THE RBC OFFICE FOR HELP WITH TEMPORARY
RE-LOCATION FROM RBC MEMBERS

 

THE BATTLE FOR FORT MCMURRAY

They saved our town

they never gave up

twelve hour shifts

heavy wet hoses, danger everywhere

smoky hot exhaustion

those men and women didn’t stop.

 

Against all odds

they came from near and far

sure, some houses, some hills were lost

too many, too sad, every charred ruin

but those guys and those gals –our heroes

they beat back the beast.

 

They showed the face of courage

the bravery of fighters, the sacrifice of defenders

they helped win the battle for Ft. McMurray – the pilots

the sandwich-makers, the support crews –everyone a prayer

our hearts are full of thankfulness

may God bless you all.

 

Scott Eagan

May 12, 2016
 


The Livestock Conservancy Conference 

RBC's 'Kerry' friend Jody Jess from Westminster, Massachusetts took this photo yesterday during the 'Import/Export' presentation at The Livestock Conservancy Conference, (TLC) held at Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass. Despite the absence of an audience in this photo, the presentation was well attended. 

The Livestock Conservancy at Hampshire College Farm and CSA. 

 Amherst, MA, United States · 

The 2016 Livestock Conservancy National Conference -  Attendees enjoyed learning about raising Dutch Belted cattle at one of this morning's clinics. #HeritageBreeds2016 

If you weren't able to make it, check out this link to learn about Dutch Belted cattle: https://livestockconservancy.org/…/he…/internal/dutch-belted


  


L to R: 
Jeannette Beranger,TLC, introduces the panel. 
Brian Larson, Michigan. Lincoln Longwool Master Breeder. 
Julie Gauthier, USDA. Epidemiology. 
Dr.Phil Purdy, USDA. Cryogenics. 
Tom Beeston, Rare Breeds Survival Trust.CEO 
Elwood Quinn, RBC.Livestock Chair.

KERRY CATTLE 



Two years ago Jim Saville of SW SK.bought Brian & Katie Payne's herd of Kerry's that were featured in the Summer 2014 Genesis....thank you Jim for taking that major step to save these valuable genetics....and thank you Brian & Katie for maintaining such a nice herd of Kerry's for such a long time. 
Jim went on to sell the herd to a neighbour, Dwayne Pole who continued good husbandry on his ranch. 
Dwayne called us a few weeks ago looking to find a home for these two purebred heifers. The adult cows were bred to his Angus herd bull for 2016 calving. 

Fast-Forward 10 days ago: 
Amber Rowse of Alderbrook Grange Farm, Sooke, Vancouver Island, contacted both Andy Sproston, RBC Director through the RBC FB page & also Jody Jess, our very good Kerry friend in Mass.US about the possibility of buying some Kerry's. 
Jody suggested she first join RBC. Amber contacted us while we on our way to the Motherwell Homestead Heritage Site, SK. where we took a RBC display last Saturday. She joined & paid for her membership by E-Transfer that same day and agreed to buy these two yearlings with Elwood's help....all in 48 hours! 
They leave SK.and are bound for BC tomorrow. 

Thought you'd all enjoy seeing the photo's Dwayne just forwarded via Amber....he's done a pretty impressive job we think you will agree. 
Hoping the next phase goes this well. 
Thanks Dwayne & Amber....keep us posted please. 
Elwood will be talking to you soon re: Kerry semen. 
Pam. 
RBC Office.



 

LES TWISTÉES - 5th anniversary 



Saint-André-Avellin, le 15 août 2016 

On est tellement fébriles! On fête nos 5 ans, ce n'est peut-être pas beaucoup, mais pour nous, c'est énorme, et une raison de célébrer encore plus l'art du fil! Le festival commence dans quelques jours et tous les préparatifs vont bon train. On a vraiment hâte de vous voir! 

On aimerait dire un énorme merci à nos partenaires et commanditaires, prenez le temps de cliquer ici, pour les découvrir. Ce sont ces partenariats qui permettent à un  événement comme le nôtre de voir le jour et de rayonner autant. Sans oublier la centaine de bénévoles qui sont là avec nous. MERCI! 

NOTRE PROGRAMMATION DES ACTIVITÉS EST EN LIGNE. TOUT PLEIN DE BELLES CHOSES À VOIR, À FAIRE ET DES RENCONTRES MÉMORABLES VOUS ATTENDENT. 

*****IMPORTANT**** Si vous arrivez de l'est, de Montréal, notez que la 50 sera fermée à la hauteur de Mirabel sur 6 kilomètres. Utilisez la sortie de St-Eustache. Cliquez ici pour plus d'infos. 

LES TWISTÉES 
Si vous avez des questions : contactez-nous par courriel, info@festivaltwist.org ou par téléphone (819) 981-0023 
Saint-André-Avellin, August 15th 2016 

We are so hyped! In just a few days, we'll finally be celebrating our 5th anniversary, 5 years may not sound like a lot, but for a festival like ours it's amazing - and it gives us an extra excuse to celebrate:) We're setting up tents and decorations and ready to see you this weekend! We're really looking forward to having you here. 

We want to take the time to thank our partners and sponsors, take the time to click here and discover them! It's with these partnerships that Twist is able to expand and grow and get known. We also cannot thank enough the hundred volunteers who stick with us year after year. MERCI! 

OUR FULL PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES IS ONLINE. TAKE A LOOK! THERE IS TONS TO DO, TO SEE, NEW DISCOVERIES, AND INSPIRATION! 
  
*****IMPORTANT***** 
If you are travelling from the East, and planning on taking the 50, please note that it will be closed at Mirabel, for about 6 kilometres. You may want to find an alternate route. Click here for more info! 
  
THE TWISTEES 
Questions? Write us info@festivaltwist.org or call us (819) 981-0023 during regular business hours

Big Ears Donkey Ranch 



Big Ears Donkey Ranch - Ron and Suzanne Paddock

OK so this is kinda cute! Our big 15.2 HH mammoth donkey, "Rusty" meets our neighbors 2-day old mini mule, "Quincy" . What great neighbors we have with their mini ponies, for the last four years, we look forward to seeing them every year!

Here is a photo of the two sets of twins, born about two months apart, five years ago, So L-R, "Sherman" & "Prudence" and then the other set, "Ivan" & "Ida", for anyone who is interested, a story about them along with some photos will be in the upcoming issue, June 30, 2016, of the Brandon Sun, "Community News".