Raising 'Kids' on the Farm by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | Farm Life

  New babies being born on the farm is probably my favorite part of living where we do. I anticipate and calculate and eagerly await each new arrival with excitement and a belly full of nerves that everything will go just as it should.   We had the unfortunate reminder over the holidays that sometimes […]

Winter on the Farm by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | Farm Life

It seems that the older I get, the more I have discovered my love of all seasons. Feeling blessed to live in a Country that provides true seasons to break up the year. I have come to love the beauty that each new quarter brings, each with its own gifts.  I have not quite mastered […]

Cats by Number by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | The Farm

Who knew that living on a farm would come with so many lessons? Sure, it makes sense that there would be a lot to learn, but it’s the little things that keep blowing my mind. One of the first things we decided we needed when we moved here was a couple of barn kitties. This […]

This Little Farm Goes to the Market by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | Farm Life

  When I started brainstorming about what this little business would look like, I had all kinds of ideas and plans. I had written lists and drawn pictures of what a storefront might one day look like for our farmhouse decor shop, and ogled over the plethora of choices I would have to make about […]

Charlotte the Not So Pretty Pig by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | Farm Life

Here is the story of how a seemingly normal family adopted pigs into their lives. The characters in the story by no surprise, are us. And no, I don’t think we are actually crazy and believe it or not, we have no regrets.   It all started the day my true country girl cousin called […]

When Your Pygmy Goat is More Than a Pygmy by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | The Farm

  It took some time for me to warm Andrew up to the idea that we indeed needed goats. I had been working on him for at least a year, only to be met with some facial expression that I really can’t explain and an “umm, no we don’t need goats.”   It was when […]

He Has a Thing for Trucks by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | Farm Life

Is there such thing as owning too many ‘things’ with tires? I am pretty sure there is. Someone somewhere must have written some rule about how many motorized vehicles one person needs.   This isn’t a new dilemma that I have been trying to negotiate with my husband; it’s been a long time in the […]

A Bunny Raising Business by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | The Farm

One of the greatest things about being a mother is watching my kids develop their unique and individual traits. It amazes me how all three of my children are so vastly different, but were all raised by the same standards and examples that we set for our home.   Our middle son always has a […]

Why Cedar and Sage by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | Farm Life

    After deciding to build a business from the ground up, we discovered there are countless projects along the way. Some are fun, and some I’d rather to just about anything else! But even those hard things reap sweet rewards if you persevere.   The learning curve was and still is steep, and there […]

How Cedar and Sage Farm was Born by Cedar & Sage Farm | Feb 25, 2018 | Farm Life

Because living on a farm, raising three not so straightforward kids and managing the chores and daily routines of an active family wasn’t enough, I thought launching a business to fill a gap in the Canadian retail market seemed like a great idea!   So, the ideas started to roll around in what I am […]

Meet Ashleigh

I have somehow been blessed beyond measure; I am married to a wonderful guy who shares in the great joy of raising our three amazing children. We recently picked up and left the city to follow our hearts, with the intention for a more simple and natural lifestyle. Both my husband and I are native Calgarians who have always been awed with the wonder of looking out at the Rocky Mountains. For us, transplanting into the foothills just made sense and we couldn’t wait to get here. It wasn’t until I was removed from the hurry of the city; that I was able to settle into my purpose and accept and celebrate the things that make me happy. Combining my love for bringing life into a neglected space, and filling it with a marriage of old and new, has enabled me to take on the challenge of rebirthing this 1980’s farmhouse. Being able to do this from home, while tackling the daily chores of caring for our farm animals is pure bliss and sits comfortably in my heart. I am chomping at the bit (along with our horses…) to continue to watch the evolution of our space take shape… And I can’t wait to fill this home with love, memories and the smell of Sunday dinners for years to come. I believe that the greatest gift in life is family, and I have been placed amongst a beautiful tribe (my late grandfather’s endearing term for our extended family). I yearn to give my children and their friends a place to melt away from the hustle; in a comfortable and pretty space, which I hope can be a refuge from a complicated and sometimes messy world. Although this move and new direction was not written down in my master plan (and I am a list and plan girl through and through), I am thrilled that the happenings which brought us here have unraveled just the way they did. I have dedicated this year to being grateful for our many gifts while also accepting my limitations with grace and courage. In addition to my home and family, I love camping, iced tea, Volkswagens and a good book… in no particular order. I hope you can find inspiration, relatability or even just a good laugh by following my blog posts as I figure out just what will unfold next.