We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia, Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Webcams in a new program for elementary school students; the ChickCam project. Incubation of the eggs started on May 24th. There are two types of eggs in the hatch, the brown eggs are from commercial broiler hens and the white eggs are from egg layer hens. Both should hatch on June 14th as the incubation period for chickens is 21 days. The incubator maintains a steady temperature of 37.5 degrees C. The humidity inside the incubator is held at 60% relative humidity. The eggs sit on the turning grid, which rolls them over once Read More
Welcome To The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum
The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour's agricultural past, and to developing an understanding of plants, animals and farming today. It is owned and operated by the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, a registered charity which relies heavily on community support, volunteers and donations. ADMISSION IS BY DONATION so plan to come often and reconnect with your rural roots!
The Farm Museum is open seven days a week from May 15 to October 15. Throughout the winter months we are open by appointment for research, resources and enquiries.
FEED THE ANIMALS
We’re currently running our annual Feed the Animals Campaign. This campaign allows our visitors to donate directly to our animals program to ensure it continues for years to come. Last year we surpassed our goal by $1500 and were able to put the extra towards vet bills for our pig Lucky who fell very ill after giving birth to her piglets. Thanks to the donations and our ability to provide her with top notch health-care Lucky pulled through and was able to spend the rest of the summer with her babies.
To learn more about our campaign or to donate please follow this link:
Feed the Animals
Join us for our brand new event: FEAST! A Cole Harbour Long Table Dinner. Held in the central farmyard under our marquee tent, you will enjoy the delicious flavours of a Nova Scotia August against the backdrop of 200 years of farming heritage. Special guests, the Storytellers Circle of Halifax will illuminate the evening with their “Tales from the farm yard and beyond”. Your 4-course, long table dinner includes: Marinated Medley of Late Summer Vegetables, Eastern Shore Fishcakes with Mussels and Tomato Jam Herb-Stuffed, Berkshire Pork Tenderloin Honey and Nutmeg Blueberry Grunt. Included in the price of your meal is a drink ticket for a glass of local craft beer or cider (additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased). Non-alcoholic beverages Read More
Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a full day introduction to Blacksmithing workshop. The workshop will begin at 9am, you’ll start with a coffee while our Blacksmith presents introductory information on blacksmithing and the process involved. Once you’ve completed the introduction you’ll then move on to the forge where you’ll begin working on your project with the guidance and help of the Blacksmith. This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be an hour break for lunch, please bring yourself something to eat. Please ensure you’re dressed appropriately – steel-toed boots, and for clothing you must wear non-flammable long sleeves and long pants (ie. jeans and a long sleeve cotton shirt). Long hair should Read More