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About Tom and Tracy Stephenson

Tom and Tracy were born and raised in two different Manitoba farming communities. Tom is originally from the Arizona district. His parents own Blue Lake Stock Farms just down the road. Tracy came from the Ashern area of the Interlake region. She grew up on a hobby-farm of sorts just off Highway 6.

They met while they both lived in Brandon and have been inseparable ever since. After they were married in the fall of 2007 they moved to the Arizona district south of Sidney. Tom and Tracy have always wanted to farm and 2009 is their chance to get their feet wet (well dirty at least)! They both have experience in growing gardens for family use but this will be their first attempt at mass production.

Five years down the road, they're still going hard, having purchased a small herd of Hereford-Shorthorn-Black Angus cross cattle in the spring of 2011, and have expanded by opening up two more garden plots (for a total of 4 acres of vegetable gardens) and starting a berry patch. Their son, Robert, is now 3 years old, and already learning what weeds are, and although he's enthusiastic about helping out, he will still need steady watching and teaching to become a full-fledged gardener. The newest addition to the family, their daughter Estelle, is growing fast and will be getting into trouble with her brother in no time.

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