Dark Creek Farm products are available through the Alderley Grange Farm Stand. Check our Facebook page (Alderley Grange) for details.

Not so long ago I was a mad keen farmer. Though I’m not farming, pretty much everything I was doing is now being done by the fellas at Fickle Fig Farm. The Alderley Grange will soon rise again under the capable management of Carol at Spyder Ranch. Find Alderley Grange and Fickle Fig on Facebook…


Recent sailing trip to the Caribbean… sometimes you have to puke your guts out on a rough crossing to discover what makes you happy…

Yes, I still love local food, local farms, and my wonderful home base and warm community here on Vancouver Island. But life has a way of throwing wrenches in one’s proverbial works, which is exactly what happened to me.

I was a farmer for a while. I never ate better and learned a great deal about food, farming, our industrialized food system, and food activists and committed food consumers who are working hard to produce healthy food sustainably.  Yes, for a while there it was all about food, food, food!

But then some things happened (watch the blog – I’ll backtrack and fill in the gaps) and I realized I am as much a traveller, writer, performer, adventurer and curious spirit as ever I have been and that for various reasons the farm was not the way forward for me. It has been a fascinating, heartbreaking, joyous journey and soon to be the subject of a book (manuscript in progress). I thought about just deleting this website and blog and then I thought better of it. Sometimes things just don’t go as planned and that isn’t always a bad thing. So, with a new header and fresh resolve, I’m picking up the blog again and resuming the online telling of my ongoing journey.


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