About the Farm

 

Dairy Goats

Aurora Farm is home to a smart herd of dairy goats. We milk our goats all year round, and make cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream for our family. We’ve helped a few families set up their own small dairies now and sell our goats to folks who want to become more self-sufficient. We have worked with several food security groups in Northern Manitoba to get goats for milk up north and in remote communities.

Soap and Natural Beauty Products

We make fine quality handmade soaps with our own goat milk, local oils and organic essential oils. We sell the soap at our home. Our Healing Salve, Rose Night Cream have become just as popular as our soaps! We also make shampoos, gel-soap, moisturizers, deodorant, lip balm and hand-sanitizer. All natural!

Alpacas and Yarn

Aurora Farm is home to a colourful herd of fine quality alpacas.  We shear our alpacas once a year and make yarns in the natural colours of the animals. We sell these yarns along with hand-knit, crocheted and woven warm-wear at our home and various craft sales. Alpaca yarns are hypo-allergenic, durable and known for their warmth and softness.

Through the late spring and early summer we have the excitement of the birth of crias – the name given to the offspring of the alpacas. Currently, we have 13 alpacas of all colours.

Horses and Riding

 

Aurora Farm is home to a beautiful herd of horses. Many of our horses are used in lessons and are available for lease for both beginner riders as well as more advanced.

Eggs and Heritage Hens

A flock of heritage-breed hens give the family eggs and some to spare for sale. We like to help people get started with their own backyard flock.

Each year we save fertilized eggs and hatch them up to increase our own flock and to sell. If you are handy, we can give you some advice on setting up your own poultry house.

Gardens and Products

We grow much of our food in our gardens near the house. We especially love growing medicinal herbs and garlic.
We have a solar dehydrator that we use throughout the hot months to dry many herbs for teas and to add to our soaps.