Farm / Hamingja – Heritage Farm & Nature Preserve | Participating in Open Farm Days 2023

Farm Type: Hobby Farm with Heritage Livestock





Connecting With the Land – Past, Present, & Future

Experience Standing Stones, Viking Style Buildings & Ancient Livestock Breeds. Our farm showcases two of the world’s most ancient breeds of sheep – feral Soay & Icelandic sheep, plus Icelandic Chickens, Rouen Ducks, & Trout Pond.

Carding, spinning & felting of Soay sheep fleece, samples of Soay & Icelandic fleece plus other natural textiles will be displayed. With a focus on sustainability & rewilding with native plants, we also feature an old pioneer log home & antique farm implements.

Visitors can experience:

  • Free farm self-guided tours. Maps are available at the gate.
  • Guided Tours with the owners (11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm) are available for the whole family at $5/person (under 3 free) or $15 for a family of 3 or more.
    Please book your tour at the gate. Guided Tours feature a tour through the hatching & recirculating aquaculture facility, feeding fish and ducks, Bee Kind and other activities.
  • Vendors – Indigenous and other land-based artisans, Rewilding with Native Plants Consultant, Viking Rune Reading, and others will be on
  • Food – available for sale while quantities last (cash only please):
    – U-cook smokies/buns, water bottles, coffee, fruit pies with whip cream
  • Taking advantage of “photo ops” by the Standing Stones of Hamingja, Eugenia Bridge or antique trucks; sit by the waters or wander and picnic among Viking -themed buildings, Viking tent, or the Longhouse Picnic Shelter.

Hosts: Janina Carlstad is a park naturalist as well as a shepherdess, teacher, musician, poet, and photographer. John Fletcher, shepherd, welder, and musician is the former owner/operator of Blueberry Springs Fish Hatchery and plans an upgrade to the recirc facility to hatch trout again. Beulah Phillpot brings a practiced eye to the farm scene and is an educator and accomplished textiles artisan with a keen interest in nature preservation and the humanities.

**Dogs are absolutely NOT allowed – Biosecurity measures are in place.
**Children MUST be supervised by an adult at all times.


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Farm Details

Host Name: Janina Carlstad, John Fletcher, Beulah Phillpot


Phone: (250) 219-2771


Start Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM

End Time: Saturday & Sunday 4:00 PM

Date: Both Saturday, August 19th & Sunday, August 20th


Address: 115 Blueberry Meadows Lane, Clearwater County, AB T0M 1H0


From Highway 12, turn on to Rge Rd 52 (No Exit Road) and proceed to Blueberry Meadows Lane. Turn left and follow the Blueberry Meadows Lane (No Exit) road to the end and Hamingja is the last place on the road. 115 Blueberry Meadows Lane.

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