Acreage Living

with the BrindleBerry Bunch

Welcome to BrindleBerry Acres!

Hello, I’m Holly. I co-own two health food stores for pets (one with my husband Ron, and the other with my mom, Carie) and I’m more than a little obsessed with dogs, dog nutrition, dog enrichment and anything from the 80’s.

By day, my husband and I are working in our pet food store, and by night we’re at home at BrindleBerry Acres – our little 3 acre plot in Alberta, Canada. Our dogs Grizz, Kingsley and Pebbles are with us 24/7 whether we’re at work or at home.

I’m an aspiring homesteader who’s learning to raise chickens and to grow and preserve my own food. I have a lot to learn, but I’m confident I’ll get there!

After a health scare, I’m finally realizing that time is finite and I’m no longer interested in “grinding it out” at the expense of the physical and mental health of myself or my family. I’ve decided to put as much care and attention into my diet and lifestyle, as I have been for our dogs for the past decade, plus.

In the not-so-distant future, Ron and I hope to buy a larger property further from the city and start a hobby farm. We both have a keen interest in permaculture and look forward to living in harmony with nature and its ecosystems.

Join us as we slow down and transition to a new, simpler way of living where the health and happiness of our family finally becomes the priority over working waaaay too hard at our day jobs.

Holly and the BrindleBerry Bunch

Are you a pup-parent who’s dedicated to improving the health and well-being of your best friend so that they can live a long, happy and healthy life? Welcome to the Everything Pup Podcast!

Here you’ll find valuable dog-centric tips; interviews with trusted industry experts AND your favourite dog brands; and everything else you need to become an informed advocate for your best friend.

Your host, Holly Montgomery, has over 18 years experience in the pet industry as the co-owner of 2 holistic pet food franchises. She’s also an award-winning, certified and accredited dog photographer. She’s dedicated her life and career to helping pet parents understand and care for dogs of all ages and dispositions.

In this show, you will find answers to all the most common dog-rearing questions. You’ll get expert opinions on holistic health and nutrition and force-free training methods, AND you’ll discover the hottest new dog products and brands – ALL with a healthy dose humour and a little woo woo thrown in for good measure!


Sensory Garden – Part Three – The Dig Pit

Sensory Garden – Part Three – The Dig Pit

This post is part of an on-going series on Building a Sensory Garden. Be sure to head over to Sensory Garden - Part One - The Plan, to see how and why it all started! Yesterday we made some decent headway on the Sensory Garden! We added a raised vegetable garden AND a...

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West Paw Toppl [Review]

West Paw Toppl [Review]

West Paw is having a sale from April 6th - 23rd, 2023. Everything is 20% off with code "BRINDLEBERRY10"! Every other day, save 10% with the same code! Holly's qualifications include: Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist Assisting pet parents with holistic health...

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