It is unfortunate that That Dutchman’s Farm is not featured in the Nova Scotia guide book because it is a rare find, at least it’s what we thought. We found out about it at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Center at the New Brunswick Border. It is located at 132 Brown Rd in Economy, Nova Scotia. On the premises you will find gardens, ponds, artisan cheese making, and of course lots of farm animals. Plan a few hours to visit the shop, bring some loose change to buy food to feed the donkeys, the pigs and the many different species of birds.
Don’t be offended by the weeds growing here and there: grab a few dandelions and feed them to the rabbits and pigs they will love it! The animals look so much better than any animals we’ve seen in captivity because none is by itself and they have lots of room to roam. They looked so healthy relaxed and happy. We can’t wait to go spend a full day with a lunch, and a book.
There are so many hidden trails and lovely flowers and creatures throughout the grounds, we felt like we were in a secret garden maze!
Of course the Dutchman is famous for his cheese so we stopped after our walk to buy some goodies, I got some of Maja’s Pepper Jelly and a couple of pieces of Gouda and DD got all kinds of interesting Dutch treats. It was awesome to see the cheese rounds ripening in the cheese production area. There is so much to see…we didn’t even make it upstairs to the antiques! We have to go back!!