A Second Chance Down On The Farm

In his younger years, Josh Garrick ended up on the wrong side of the law. A lot. But he’s found a redemption on New Leaf Farm, which he operates in Mt. Hope. Pigs, cattle, chickens, vegetables; long days and hard work. “It’s saved my life,’ said Josh. To read more about Josh’ farming venture, go to http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5560213-ex-hamilton-drug-dealer-turns-new-leaf-and-farming-saved-his-life/¬† -Barry Gray

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Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh with a baby goat. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh with a baby goat. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh carries a bale of straw into a pen. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh carries a bale of straw into a pen. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  Billy Adkin, 20, who helps out around the farm, fills a water jug. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Billy Adkin, 20, who helps out around the farm, fills a water jug. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh leads Buttercup out of the barn with Jacob Smithers. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh leads Buttercup out of the barn with Jacob Smithers. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh walks past Butterfly while checking the electric fence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh walks past Butterfly while checking the electric fence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  Josh lifts the new calf into the fenced area with its mother while Jacob Smithers watches. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh lifts the new calf into the fenced area with its mother while Jacob Smithers watches. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  A newly born calf in the barn. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. A newly born calf in the barn. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  Josh changes position of a portable chicken pen.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh changes position of a portable chicken pen. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh spreads some straw in the chicken coop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh spreads some straw in the chicken coop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  Josh tries to get an unwilling Butterfly into an outdoor fenced area. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh tries to get an unwilling Butterfly into an outdoor fenced area. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh fixes the gate on the pig fence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh fixes the gate on the pig fence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  Josh leads Butterfly past the greenhouse. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh leads Butterfly past the greenhouse. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. One of Josh's guinea hens. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. One of Josh’s guinea hens. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh digs into a huge hay bale. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh digs into a huge hay bale. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. A hen laying eggs in the coop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. A hen laying eggs in the coop. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh walks the perimeter of the electric fence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh walks the perimeter of the electric fence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  Josh feeds the pigs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh feeds the pigs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. The piglets in the barn. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. The piglets in the barn. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime.  Josh spreads some straw in a muddy pen. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh spreads some straw in a muddy pen. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 - Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh waters the pigs.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, April 13,2015 – Josh Garrick runs New Leaf Farms in Mt. Hope, a personal redemption for him to overcome a life of crime. Josh waters the pigs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

 

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