“A place to go where you can 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 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 heal your mind and feed your soul.
With Air b n' b and Hipcamp rentals coming spring of 2023 you will be able to immerse yourself deeply in nature.
The land boasts a stunning array of wildlife, bird watching, 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.
In 2023 we plan to host workshops, classes & retreats
See below for some of those offerings
We are interested in hosting off grid on farm courses, workshops & retreats which would include things like living off grid sustainability and working towards being self sufficient, self care & community. The courses would include but not be limited to: foraging for food and medicine, making herbal medicines, mushroom identification & picking, fermentation, off grid farming, lumber milling & shelter building with milled lumber, cow milking and care of raw milk, no till gardening, animal husbandry, off grid farm tours etc.
We also would like to host off grid weekend healing, teaching & sharing retreats. These retreats would be down at the lake. No wifi. Camping for the weekend. They would include fresh farm food, relaxation, nature walks, camp fires, ethical farming practices, sustainability, foraging tours, inspirational speakers & sharing, healing with horses among many other things!
*I have ideas for both men and woman retreats*
Lastly and most importantly I am looking to partner with and or create a not for profit to raise & grow clean food for those in need in our local community (West Kootenay’s).
Thank you for listening! Looking forward to the fruits of this.
Join myself, Shauntelle, and Tracee from Early Bird Acres Fresh Cut Flower farm for a wreath making workshop right here on our off grid Ranch!
Sunday, December 3, 2023
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Surround yourself with fragrant evergreen branches and good company in nature as we embark on the delightful task of crafting a fresh holiday wreath with boughs harvested right here on the ranch!
Bonfire, hot cocoa and cookies on the menu. Dress for the weather.
Don't miss this cozy and creative escape into the feastive season.
$100 includes everything
To sign up email your name, money and how many spots to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foraging and medicine making workshop on our land in May 20th & July 2023. Walk with Herbalists through the land and learn all about foraging, sustainability, medicine making & food that Mother Earth has graciously provided for us.
Enjoy a light lunch and tea provided for us using our foraged items.
This is a wonderful way to begin your journey to self sufficiency & gain knowledge and insight into what our beautiful area has to offer.
Walk with Robin founder of Mr. Mercy's Mushroom Co. & mushroom guru on and around our land on June 10th and learn to forage for and identify mushrooms for eating and for medicine.
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:
Ever dreamed of creating a beautiful, sustainable, holistic lifestyle where everything works in symbiosis to one another?
If so this workshop is for you!
Ryan Hill of Permanent Consulting has travelled the world creating just that!
Trained in Australian at The Permaculture Research Institute under Geoff Lawton Ryan's philosophy is to take care of our habitat so it can in turn take care of its inhabitants.
Ryan specializes in the repair of landscapes impacted by destructive agriculture practises and poor land management tactics.
He will cover 7 main topics including:
1. Methods of Design
2. Earthworks & Water Management
3. Bioregion Climate Design Considerations
4. Composting for Food Production & Soil Restoration
5. Trees, Food Forests & Polyculture Orchards
6. Animal Systems & Rotational Grazing
7. Fire Prevention & Management
*This is a two day course on a Saturday/Sunday June 24/25
A delicious local farm to table lunch will be included for both days*
You can visit his website to learn more here:
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..
Activities will include:
We have a wonderful line up of empowering woman who will be leading this offering.
*Space is limited to 15 participants*
Retreat is July 14-16, 2023
Join us on a day of everything hormones Saturday September 30th, 2023!
During this 4 hour Workshop, we will dive deep into the workings of the female hormones.
We will cover topics such as understanding the cycle and phases, the roles of our hormones, common imbalances, the perimenopausal and menopausal woman, and ways to bring the body back into a state of hormone harmony.
Learn Holistic strategies to support better hormone health, foods to avoid or include for specific imbalances, the use of food & herbs as medicine, and the benefits of supplementation.
This connective day with include a beautiful lunch, tea, and will encourage you towards a happier, more symbiotic & harmonious relationship with your hormones & your body.
About our facilitator Cindy Spratt:
Cindy is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Eating Psychology Counsellor & Eating Disorder Recovery Coach specializing in Culinary and Functional Nutrition.
While offering online and in-person workshops & cooking classes, individual counsel and retreats, she weaves her areas of expertise by infusing nutritional education with emotional & mental guidance and culinary passion.
It is her mission to help individuals make realistic, long-term, and sustainable life changes for thriving health.
"Eat to feel good. Feel good about eating" @cindyspratt.com
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 and 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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