Home     •   Find us   • Business hours •   Rigaud's lamb •  Photos   •  Lamb recepies   •  Links •  La Romance du Vin Vignoble
   • Version française  •  The British Milk Sheep breed •  Buy a lamb at the farm    •  Ewes milk   •   Morning Prayor •  Contac us  
 

Our British Milk Sheep farm

 

In April of 2004, Rosy and Alain Bellemare buy from Eric and Elizabeth Bzkot, an Ontarian sheep producer, 30 British Milk Sheep Ewes and make their début in sheep breeding business. They hope to build a herd and to one day milk these dairy ewes and transform the milk into cheese... If God wants it, if the CPTAQ wants it, if the Department of the Environment wants it, if the MAPAQ wants it, and if finances allow it... It ain't always easy to be a farmer these days!


The year 2005 will be painful. The ewes start to lamb too early in the season on the first day of February in a sub zero barn... The temperature goes up to - 28 C on that day. During the first two weeks of February, we lose one out of two lambs reared. Assessment in spring; 8 ewes died during the winter because of moulds in the hay and probably because of our lack of experience to locate in advance the animals giving the signs of an imminent problem of health, 2 died following complications with the lambing, 35 lambs and ewe-lambs died during the cold Siberian weeks of February. It ain't always easy to be a farmer these days!


February 2006, we have 60 ewes in lamb and lambing has already started... We cross our fingers hoping that the abnormally mild winter that we had this year will save our little one to be born... For a visit of the farm, please contact us...

 

Painting of artist Hélène Léveillée

 

Find us :

 

Bergerie sur le Lac is located in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
Address: 108 Chemin du Bas de la Rivière, Rigaud, QC J0P1P0
Tél : (514) 996-7945

email: alainbellemare@videotron.ca


Directions :

Highway 40 exit 12 (direction towards Ottawa if you come from the east or Montreal area)

At the exit there is a stop, turn left at the stop. You are on Principale street.

Before passing underneath Highway 40 turn right on Robert Lionel Séguin (200 meters from exit of highway) and to go until the end of road; distance ½ km.

At the stop to turn right on Chemin du Bas de la Rivière and proceed to 108 (200 m)



When you'll see this sign, you've found us...

Sculpture: Henri-Paul Bellemare

Drawing by: Hélène Léveillée

 

 


To gererate a road map

 

• Most picture of this site were taken by:   Sébastien Boyer Graphiste

Home     •   Find us   • Business hours •   Rigaud's lamb •  Photos   •  Lamb recepies   •  Links •  La Romance du Vin Vignoble
   • Version française  •  The British Milk Sheep breed •  Buy a lamb at the farm    •  Ewes milk   •   Morning Prayor •  Contac us