Recipients of the Tourism Enhancement award 2012
What a great way to finish out our first season, and what a season it has been! We were so pleased
to receive this award and very surprised. We were up for nomination amongst some very stiff competition such as Grey
Monk Estate Wineries and the fabulous Oyama Zip Lines. Thanks to our nominators at the Kelowna Airport Information Booth.
A big thank you too to all the people that turned up at our farm to support us over
the Spring and Summer. We have been totally blown away with the amount of interest and the appreciation that people
have shown for our little farm.
If you come out to visit
again next Spring you will see some big changes. We didn't expect the level of attendance that we experienced over the
summer and we will be making some changes to the farm in order to make things run more smoothly. The biggest change
will be to our parking. Next year we will only have handicapped parking on the property. Everyone else will have
to walk onto the property after parking on Main Street. However, if it is more convenient, you can drop your passengers
off on the property and then return to Main Street to park. We are hopeful that the Municipality will provide more parking
up in the Main Street area by next Spring. Eliminating the parking lot will allow us to change that field back into
a pasture for animals. It will also reduce the numbers of cars coming and going which will make for a more peaceful,
restful atmosphere on the farm. It will also be safer. I didn't like what I saw happening with cars and pedestrians
in close proximity to each other. Hopefully everyone will be understanding of this change and won't mind a short walk.
After all, the whole idea is to get outside and get close to nature, right?