Hi, I’m Kathryn.

Taking a break from day 1 of the #greatgardenoverhaul.

Thanks for checking out Joel McDonald’s Farm.

Aside from the title of my blog, it’s actually where I live with my partner, Joel.

Joel and the 50lb chinook salmon that he landed while guiding for Westwave Fishing in Haida Gwaii in July 2015.

We share our 5 acre piece of heaven in Mission, British Columbia with our English Bulldog, Dolly,

Princess Dolly

two goats,

The goats, Oliver and Angel.

some ducks,

The little guys hatched just after we moved in!

Merle, the barn cat,

Merle, the barn cat.

and at least one weasel, a racoon and maybe some moles.

So, technically it’s not a real farm since we don’t actually produce anything (yet), but we’ve got BIG plans.  Like getting more animals, overhauling the garden (read: it’s massive, it’s mega overgrown and we’re kinda seriously new to “farming”) and revamping the cottage so that someday you’ll be able to come stay with us and enjoy our kickass view of Mt. Baker.

The Cottage at Joel McDonald's Farm The view of Mt. Baker from Joel McDonald's Farm

That’s the low down on the farm; here’s a little dirt about me:

Nickname – Kat

Hometown – Hubbards, Nova Scotia (a beautiful little town on the eastern shore, known for great beaches, lobster suppers and live music every Saturday night)

Siblings – One baby brother (ok, technically he’s not a baby anymore; he’s two years younger than me and he has a wife and 2 kids)

Best memory – I have three:

  1. Finding out my nephew was born while sitting on a roof top patio in Cuba
  2. Holding my niece in my arms just minutes after she was born

Being an Auntie is super AMAZING even though I live crazy far away. FaceTime is also super AMAZING.

  1. First night with Joel at OUR farm

Guilty pleasures – all.of.the.sugar and lists

Craziest thing I’ve ever done (aside from buying a hobby farm) Moved from one coast to another.  Alone. (scary as hell, but by far the best thing I’ve ever done.  EVER)

Favourite holiday – Christmas (despite living with Scrooge)

Favourite movie – Dirty Dancing (no explanation necessary)