“A place to go to free your mind and feed your soul.”
We were always very in tune and involved in nature, self sustainability, hard work & clean eating. When the family came along we longed more and more for land, quiet & the ability to provide for ourselves.
That opportunity presented itself in 2022 and we were able to secure this stunning 320 acre off grid parcel in the beautiful West Kootenay's.
Our plan for the land is to be able to provide sanctuary, rest, education and empowerment to like minded individuals.
With the stresses of modern day society we feel it is so important to be able to get away for mental health breaks, to reconnect with your inner longings for rest, community, nutrition & a true connection to nature.
With no cell phone service, limited wifi, surrounded by nature we feel this is the place where you can go to "free your mind and feed your soul."
With Air b n' b and Hipcamp rentals coming spring of 2024 you will be able to immerse yourself deeply in nature.
The land boasts a stunning array of wildlife, bird watching, our farm animals, hiking, forest bathing, walking trails, wild flower picking and with being off grid and no lights you will not believe the epic star gazing!
Nestled in the forest by the lake your accommodations are comfortable, restful and offer stunning views of the lake and all the animals that come to visit it.
This is a true off grid working farm. Come for a guided tour of our regenerative farm and meet all the animals!
Our heart is people and growing/raising clean food. We want to share our experiences, knowledge, love of farming, off grid living & self sufficiency with our community.
Our goal is human empowerment and bringing back ancient methods of self sufficiency through courses, workshops & retreats.
We also want to provide a place of refuge where you can come to unplug, get back into nature and reconnect with your soul, inner wants, desires & life goals.
"A place to go to free your mind and feed your soul."
In 2023 we started to host workshops, classes & retreats and the results have been amazing! We have started to build a wonderful like-minded community.
If you are a teacher or a practitioner specializing in teaching empowerment, self reliance skills or retreat offerings please reach out as we would love to chat with you :)
See below for some our 2024 offerings.
We host off grid on farm courses, workshops & retreats which include things like living off grid, self sufficiency, self care, nature & community.
The workshops & courses include but are not limited to: herbalism, foraging for food and medicine, medicine making, mushroom identification & harvesting, fermentation, pressure canning, basket weaving, no till gardening, off regenerative farming, lumber milling & shelter building with milled lumber from the land, the milk cow and care of raw milk, no till gardening, animal husbandry, hide tanning, off grid farm tours and so on.
We also would like to host off grid weekend healing, teaching & sharing retreats. These retreats are hosted down at the lake. No wifi. Camping for the weekend. They include fresh, local nutrient dense food, self care, relaxation, nature walks, camp fires, ethical farming practices, sustainability, foraging tours, inspirational speakers & sharing, healing with horses through horse guided empowerment among many other things!
Thank you for listening! Looking forward to the fruits of this.
This retreat is designed around empowering woman.
Come for the weekend and rejuvenate your soul. Reconnect with your innermost wants and needs. Find your joy, passions and strengths.
Reignite the flame of your life goals & dreams.
Off grid serenity under the stars in Nature camping among the horses..
Things you can expect:
We have a wonderful line up of empowering woman who will be leading this offering.
*9 spaces remaining*
Retreat is July 12-14, 2024
Plant walk and identification as well as sustainable harvesting practices on our land in June 2024.
Walk with Herbalist & Author Keith Davis through the land and learn all about foraging, sustainability, plant medicine & food that Mother Earth has graciously provided for us.
This is a wonderful way to begin your journey to self sufficiency & gain knowledge and insight into what our beautiful area has to offer.
Coming June 2024
Learn to make mushroom logs with Robin Mercy founder of Mr. Mercy's Mushroom Co. & mushroom guru on our land Saturday June 1st, 2024 from 12pm - 4pm and learn how to grow edible mushrooms at home!
You will leave with your very own mushroom log and Robin will have more spawn of different types available for purchase.
Bring snacks, water and dress for the weather.
Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms is a certified organic mushroom spawn supplier and fresh mushroom farm, started in 2017 by Robin Mercy. Based in beautiful Kaslo BC, they have been practicing small-scale, seasonal mushroom farming since the beginning.
They are located in Kaslo, BC and offer a CSA Mushroom Program & tinctures!
Check out their awesome website here:
*This workshop is now full. Please check out our more intensive 3 day leather making workshop in August!*
Join us and Wes from Boundary Hide & Leather Saturday/Sunday June 22-23, 2024 for a weekend of Hide Tanning!
During this two day Workshop, we will learn all the basics to tanning using the all natural methods of bark (veg) tanning.
Wes will mentor us along the process over the weekend and you will leave with your very own fully tanned rabbit hide!
Located at the beautiful Pend D'Oreille River Ranch you can come and camp if you like or comment back and forth for the two days.
We will host a potluck dinner on the Saturday evening but do pack your meals for the rest of the weekend also as we try to keep costs down for attendees.
You will have use of our outdoor kitchen, outhouses, outdoor shower and the lake for swims.
Limited space to 15 participants so book your spot now!
Cost is $250/person for the weekend.
$50 deposit due at registration.
Etransfers can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org along with your booking information.
*3 day Leather Making Workshop also planned for August, see info below*
Join us Sunday May 5th & May 26th and Saturday June 15th 2024 for a Pine Needle Weaving Workshop from 1pm to 4pm
(May 5th & May 26th dates are full)
Pine needle baskets are coil baskets made traditionally by indigenous peoples wherever pine trees grow in abundance.
The baskets are strong and lightweight, thus easy to transport.
Of course the baskets are also eco friendly and return to the earth when their useful life is finished.
Pine needle weaving is an ancient method that has been used for thousands of years.
All supplies will be provided for you and you will leave with a small basket or a hanging decorative piece.
Jacki Bruce from JB Designs will be our mentor & teacher. You can check out her Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/jb.designs.2022
Harness powerful plant medicine year round by learning the art of tincture making!
We will walk the land and the garden here on the Ranch to sustainably forage for plant medicine that we feel called to.
Amber will teach you to prepare your harvest into beautiful medicine using high proof vodka, glycerine or apple cider vinegar (your choice).
You will leave with a jar of your very own tincture, useful tips to start harvesting your own medicine and craft plants into beautiful alcohol or non alcohol tinctures for your family.
Tea will be provided. Pack a lunch and dress for the weather.
*Our eco system is sensitive here so please only bring environmentally safe products if using sunscreens or bug repellant.*
Hold onto your hats ladies this one is bound to put wind in your hair and fire in your soul!
Our first ever Wild Woman retreat offering has been on my mind for awhile now.
During this retreat we will dive deep into our ancestry bringing back ways of life from the old.
This retreat will empower you towards nature, self sufficiency, renewed sense of self and the confidence going forward to tackle your greatest fears & uncertainties.
You will form bonds and become connected to a group of women who's sisterhood will last through the test of time. Meet kindred spirits and dance around the bonfire with your soul tribe.
Sleeping under the stars, bathing in nature, sauna, cold plunge, bonfires, ancient methods of self reliance, living among the animals, waterfall tour, harvesting foray's, food preservation, hide tanning, fermentation, pressure canning, sourdough, cheese making, astrology, fishing, fire cooking, star gazing, preparing harvested food, bonding circles and so much more!
This is for every woman who longs for self sufficiency, getting back to the land, forming connections with like minded w
October 4-6, 2024
"A woman who doesn't know how to howl will never find her pack".
From sheep skin to leather!
This 3 day workshop will start Friday morning at 10am and ends Sunday early evening around 4pm.
Learn under the skilled hands of Wes from Boundary Hide & Leather Tanner how to turn an animal hide into beautiful supple leather.
You will go home with your very own sheep skin leather!
Pend D’Oreille River Ranch will host you and provide free camping for the weekend (no dogs). You will have use of our outdoor kitchen, shower and outhouses. Bring your bathing suit for lake swims!
Bring a potluck item for the Saturday evening to share.
The Ranch offers a pristine off-grid wilderness experience.
Only 10 spots available so don't wait to book!
*Our eco system here is sensitive so please only bring non toxic sunscreens and bug repellent or purchase some from our on farm gift shop.
Welcome to 13 Moons 13 Herbs Study Materia Medica
Your Guide over 13 moon cycles is Amber Watson-Rosse. From the ground up we study and bring one herb into our lives and learn it's materia medica as well as how to use it in as many ways as possible. This is the best way to get to know our herbs that grow out our backdoor door and how to apply them in our lives. By creating a genuine relationship with our plant allies we will come to deepen our connection with Nature and ourselves. You will learn to build a herbarium for each plant you study. Online meetings once a month, online study group to share resources as well as access to Amber for any questions you may have. For extra learning credits you can sign up for one of Pend D'Oreille River Ranch's plant medicine workshops as well.
Amber's well rounded scope in Herbalism will help guide you through the cycles 13 moons and create genuine relationships with the plant allies that grow amongst us.
Cost will be $65/month starting April 1st, 2024 and ending after 13 New Moons. Total investment will be $845.
First class will commence April 8th on the New Moon and you will get your study package online April 7th and each day before the New Moon thereafter until 13 New Moons have risen.
Sign up online or contact Amber at email@example.com
*This workshop is now full*
Join us at Pend D’Oreille River Ranch as we team up with Amanda from Roots In The Koots Family Farm in Fruitvale!
Amanda has been making and creating stunning all natural goats milk lye soaps for awhile now and selling them at farmers markets and from her farm.
Although Amanda is not making soaps currently she is the perfect person to walk you through the how to’s of soap making.
Featured above in our event photo are some of Amanda’s amazing creations!
You will go home with your very own soap mold filled with your creation of custom soap following Amanda’s base recipe using olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil. This soap mold will give you 10 soap bars valued at $60!
Come out for a beautiful afternoon at the farm. We will supply all of your PPE (personal protective equipment) and everything you need to make your all natural lye soap. (Bring your own safety glasses if you have some).
You will leave with the knowledge to create your own homemade soaps at home, where to purchase products for soap and what you need to get started.
We have a maximum of 15 spaces available for this.
*Due to the cost of material for this workshop it is priced accordingly
Ever wanted honey bees and didn't know how to get started? Need a refresher to beekeeping?
If so this workshop is for you!
Join us here on the Ranch for a day of beekeeping. Join Lance & Nathan Siebert as they walk you through the how to's of honey bees.
We will cover things like:
-Parts of the hive and how it all works together
-Kinds of bees ie identifying the Queen bee, worker bees & the drones
-How to get started with a hive and how to introduce your nuc to your hive.
-Feeding and caring for your bees
-When to collect honey and what you will need
-Where to purchase your equipment
-Honeybee community and online support sites
Live Demo plus a question and answer period.
Bring a lunch. Tea and treats will be served.
Dress for the weather.
*Limited spaces available
$95/person with a $30 non refundable deposit to book your spot.
Etransfers can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We acknowledge our native ancestors who lived on and cared for the land before they were unfairly treated, killed & subdued to reserves where they continued to be treated poorly.
We feel deeply for them. We feel terrible. Our hearts still break every time we think about it.
We promise to care for the land as they did. We promise to learn from them if they will teach us. We promise to treat everyone we meet with care, compassion and kindness.
We believe it was the Kalispel, Ktunaxa, Sinixt & Kutenai tribes who were here and we honour them.
Pend d'Oreille is also unofficially the name of the valley between Nelway and Waneta. The name literally means “earloop” or “hangs from ears” in French and was given by voyageurs after members of the Kalispel Tribe who wore dangling shell or bone earrings.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
~George Santayana, 1905
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