The MacCurdy Farm logo was designed to reflect the physical demands of farming, our Scottish heritage, and grass as the source of life for our pastured livestock, MacCurdy farm has, for the longest time, operated as a cow-calf operation with approximately 30 – 35 head of cattle through the year. Originally, we had wanted to include a cow in the logo but for simplicity sake we decided to focus on the kilted farmer. The kilt is a very close approximation of the kilt pattern for the modern MacCurdy kilt originally found in the MacGregor-Hastle collection. Our family wears this tartan for ceremonial, cultural, and casual events. The tartan is an identifying piece when it comes to our ancestry from the Isle of Arran, Scotland and hopefully for our brand of naturally raised livestock and organic produce.
The t-shirt with the print, “Faith, Family, Farming” reflects our position on the three F’s, as we call it. We believe that God has provided us with land to steward, we believe that in order to run and operate a successful family farm we must place our relationships before all other farm business, and we believe that farming is what we were born to do. In our approach to farming, we believe that it must be done in the most natural way possible by balancing the soil to provide a nutritious salad bar for our farm animals. The farmer standing between the two hay bales exemplifies this balance and just as the body compensates on every step taken, the farmer must seek balance on every decision made on the farm.
The background of the farmer is the farm as it is seen today. The original farmhouse of our ancestors who settled in 1832 is positioned behind the right arm, while the barn which house our cattle during the winter is behind the left forearm. History plays a very important role in our perspective of farming. In order to move ahead with our diversification of the farm through organic practices we must respect and appreciate every family member’s contribution before us. Responsible stewardship is a multi-generational practice that involves optimizing the level to which an animal can be itself in our cold Canadian climate. Adding to previously existing practices like strong animal care and ethical treatment allows the experienced and new farmer to both grow toward more and more responsible stewardship.
Finally, the farmer has a beaming smile partially hidden behind a red beard, which is exactly how we want to greet you. Farming is not a dreary existence but rather a lifestyle that brings much joy, happiness, and laughter from drawing close to nature, animals, and plants in our daily walk on the farmland acreage.
MacCurdy Farm – “Responsibly stewarded, naturally balanced,”