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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Winter is our time to be quiet with the land. To reflect on the past year and plan for the new growing season. Winter is a sacred time.
We believe that our herd are happy, content and are being raised in an environment that allows them to be what they came into this world to be. Scottish Highland Cattle are a hardy breed and well suited for winter weather.
With their long hair, our Scottish Highland Cattle thrive in the cold winter months. Calves born in the winter are hardy and resilient to the cold.
Our mixed flock of heritage breed chickens have been chosen for their winter hardiness. The chickens are allowed to free range and forage for food all year round, including the winter months.
Even in winter the rooster watches over his girls as they forage for food. He is doing his job.
When the work is all done, the farmer gets to play, even in the winter there is fun to be had skating on the ponds and playing with the dogs.
Our Scottish Highland Cattle are resilient in winter weather, rarely taking shelter in the barn. They will often stay closer together for warmth and security.
The cattle always have access to a winter pasture area. There may not be food, but it is a place to play, exercise and socialize.
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell


The Weather Network

News & Events
March 6, 2017
By Karen Davis-Brown Originally published in the Winter 2011 issue of Biodynamics.
December 22, 2016
by Hugh Lovel | Dec 22, 2016  How certain notions arise and become entrenched is a bit
October 10, 2016
Long story short: Biodynamic is the new organic, and you need to get behind it, like,

Special Notice:  Aric Aguonie is now a member of the Board of Directors for the Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario (IAPO). Aric has been an acting farm member of the program for the past 8 years and is looking forward to his new role and responsibilities as well as working more closely with First Nation farmers.

For more information on IAPO visit

Special Notice:  Earth Haven Farm will be participating as a host farm for the Biodynamic Farmer Training Program, organized by the Biodynamic Association (USA).

For more information on this program visit

Kathryn Aunger of Earth Haven Farm and Rosemary Tayler collaborate to publish the annual Celestial Planting Calendar.  The 2018 edition is now available for purchase through the Earth Haven Learning Centre

Check out the recommendations for applying biodynamic preparations and other information from experts like Hugh Courtney, Dennis Klocek and Gary Caton.

2018 Interns and Field Manager Wanted

Earth Haven Farm is looking for full-time and seasonal interns for the 2018 growing season from April through November.

This is a great learning experience for a single person or a couple.  Accommodations and meals will be provided.  You will get the full farm learning experience by working the entire season.

For more details on this position or other opportunities at Earth Haven Farm including WWOOFing and seasonal helpers CLICK HERE or contact Aric.

Educational Programs

Earth Haven Farm is proud to announce the completion of the Earth Haven Learning Centre Inc.  

This is a new building that has been constructed here at Earth Haven Farm that will allow us to process fruits and vegetables from the fields, ready for farmers markets, CSA programs and to be canned or frozen.  

This building is also the home of our new learning centre which will allow us to present educational workshops, guest speakers as well as being a physical home for our on-line book store offerings.

Visit Earth Haven Learning Centre website, sign up for the newsletter, or visit us on facebook.


Farmers always have something they want to sell. From livestock to farm equipment, hay, manure, to a wide range of interesting items.  

Click on the photo to see what Aric has for sale right now.


View our "For Sale" page



Grass Fed Beef 

Earth Haven Farm takes pride in raising 100% grass fed and grass finished beef.  Our small herd of purebred Scottish Highland Cattle are ethically and naturally raised on pasture year round.  We do not butcher often, but when we do our meat is in high demand. 

No GMO, No Hormones, No Antibiotics

Contact  Aric for pricing and availability (613-478-3876)

Why Do Cows Have Horns?

The answer to this question is found in the pages of our blog [In The News] plus many other informative articles by experts in the field of biodynamics, organics, permaculture, indigenous practices and more.  

A True Story from the Farm

Aric Aguonie has just published a wonderful children's story book which is based on a true event that happened here at Earth Haven Farm one winter day, between him and one of his Scottish Highland Cows.  

This 32 page storybook has been beautifully illustrated by the talented mural artist, Maureen Walton from Marysville, Ontario.


Drop by Evergreen Brickworks market in Toronto on Saturday mornings and meet Aric personally for an autographed copy.  

Kathryn (Aric's Mom) will have books available at The Village Market in Richmond Hill on Saturday mornings. 

The book is available to purchase through  Earth Haven Learning Centre, or directly from Earth Haven Farm by contacting us at