Out in Manitoba, about an hour outside of Winnipeg, reside Nathan and Stacy Martens. If you were to describe the Martens, it would be “never a dull moment.” With six kids, two dogs, two horses and 500,000 chickens a year, it’s a busy home to say the least! Since 2011, Nathan and Stacy have owned their farm and every day has felt like a blessing. Both knew from early on that a farm life was the lifestyle they wanted to provide for their kids. And what an adventure it has been!
Since owning the farm, Nathan and Stacy have watched their kids grow up and become increasingly more involved with farm activities. All of the kids actively participate in farm chores and can often be found helping out dad on a daily basis. “It’s usually a competition who [gets to go] to the farm” laughs Nathan, “they all love to go.” From a young age, all of the kids have learned how to care for the birds, what to look for in healthy birds and understanding the regulations surrounding Raised By A Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program. “The kids [learn] so fast” Nathan proudly says.
FUN FACTS ABOUT NATHAN AND STACY
- What is your favourite sports team? Winnipeg Jets
- What is your favourite family activities? Dirt biking, Swimming at the local outdoor pool, spending time together and working together.
- What is your dream vacation spot? Texas
- What is your favourite meal? BBQ chicken, pizza or burgers and fries.
To learn more about Nathan and Stacy Martens, visit: https://www.chickenfarmers.ca/farmers/martens/