Three Stream Farm
A FAMILY RUN FARM
in the Comox Valley
Three Stream Farm is nestled in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, with snow capped mountains to the west and the Georgia Strait to the east. There are three streams that run through the property, coming together as one to form Kitty Coleman Creek. Much like those three creeks coming together, three families came together to purchase this rundown piece of property back in 2015, and so Three Stream Farm was born!
Randy and Teresa Laws, along with their 2 daughters and their families all live on the property and have worked hard to create a place they are proud to call home. With everyone bringing their own set of skills, ideas and experience to the table, they are constantly evolving and improving what they produce and offer!
There is never not a project or ten on the go at any given time!
What started as a few older laying hens and a small, freshly dug garden, so they could source their own eggs and veggies, has now grown into a bustling homestead, where they are proud to be able to offer naturally grown products to customers all over Vancouver Island.
What's New on the Farm
Brie had her calf!
We are so excited to announce the birth of Kenny! 2 days after her due date, Brie's water broke, and we watched as she delivered her first calf! She did an amazing job and has been such a good momma. With the birth of Kenny, we now have a family milk cow. We have been hand milking Brie twice a day and are really enjoying having all the fresh milk and cream from her!
Within 24 hours 2 of our ewes had twinned...joining the one little lamb that had surprised us a couple weeks before. Since then one more lamb has been born, leaving only one pregnant ewe left. We also just purchased a ewe a her lamb. The lambs and mommas are all doing well and will soon be out on pasture!!
Our sow had 14 piglets! It was wild! The pig has 14 teats, so they shouldn't have to fight to feed, but that doesn't stop them lol.
One of the pigs seemed to be not feeding and getting trampled on in those first few hours, so we brought him into the house (named him Stewy) and fed him Brie's milk for a couple days. He gained weight, and was up and cruising and ready to go back in with the rest of them a few days later. It was time...he was stinking up the house and very demanding. haha.
Here on the Farm
Chickens and Turkeys
All of our laying hens, broilers and turkeys come to the farm as day old chicks. They are raised in a barn, under heat lamps, until they are old enough to go outside. They are then raised on pasture, with fresh green grass and sunshine available to them at all times! They are supplemented with non-gmo feed and garden scraps.
Our laying hens lay large brown eggs! Don't be surprised when you crack open a double yolker!
Our roasting chickens and turkeys are super juicy and full of flavour!
Our piggies live a great life here on the farm. They have lots of room to roam and root on pasture and in the trees, and also a cozy covered area of the barn to curl up in the winter, or stay cool in the summer.
They are raised naturally on grass and dirt and supplemented with non gmo feed and lots of fresh veggies and apples!
Our pork is available by the whole or side a couple times a year and we also sell it by the cut, year round from our freezer.
We are onto our second year of lambing here on the farm. We have 7 ewes, who have given birth to lambs so far (1 ewe still pregnant). They are so much fun to watch grow and play together.
They are grass fed, pasture raised and will be heading in for processing in the fall. Stay tuned for more Three Stream Farm lamb!
We are into our third year of planting a large plot of red russian garlic. We seed in October and harvest beautiful, large bulbs the following summer. We purchased all of our seed in year 1 from Rasa Creek Farm, and have been able to use our own seed the past 2 years, while still having a fair bit to sell! We have loved this addition to our farm and hope to be able to expand our crop each year, to be able to provide more to you!
Garden goods and the Berry patch!
Our garden and berry patch is mostly for our own food and enjoyment, but occasionally we have extra to share and I do love experimenting with value added products!
Some examples of items we occasionally have available are jams from our berries, simple syrups from berries, rhubarb and mint, scape spice from our garlic, cowboy candy from jalepenos, etc.
The best way to find out when/what we have available is to join our email list.
Our cows, Brie and Nova
Brie is my dream come true Jersey girl. She is just over 2 years old, and came to Three Stream Farm last spring.
She is now bred, and due with a red angus calf in March.
Nova came to our farm last April, at 1 day old. She is a highland/shorthorn cross. We raised her on a bottle and she is now roaming the pasture with Brie.
We look forward to hopefully adding more cows to the farm soon!