Welcome to Canadian Acres, a 160-acre regenerative farm & homestead on the banks of the Peace River in Charlie Lake, BC. We raise pastured pork and mountain horses, using the power of our animals to keep our soil and ecosystem healthy and flourishing. We grow garlic, bee’s, fruits and vegetables in our one acre no-till market garden and create small-batch gourmet canned goods and wild foraged and crafted skin care. We also teach gardening classes and workshops and strive to inspire everyone to grow their own food, no matter where they live.
I am an avid gardener and a certified Permaculture Designer, my husband is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist, so we have been on this path for quite some time. We produce our food using organic, natural and permaculture guided practices as well as responsibly harvest and forage off of the lands in the Peace Valley. Our long term goals are focused on creating perennial food systems and food security for our family, our friends and our community. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone should eat as local as possible, and we’re here to help!
Clay and I met back in 2009, fell madly in love and got married in 2012. After living and working a very city corporate lifestyle in Anchorage, Alaska, we were gifted 160 acres of farmland by his family for our wedding present. (Hell yeah) So we packed up the horse trailer and headed south to Canada. The farmer won out, I said GOODBYE to city glam girl life (eat your heart out Ava Gabor) and I have been living my very own Green Acres adventure for the past seven years. The blog came first – mostly to document the learning, the laughter and the heartache of building a new life and homestead- and the farm is slowly coming together as we learn how to best care for our land, our young family, our animals and ourselves in this age of disconnection with food and nature.
Thank you so much for joining us and for eating, shopping and supporting all things local and farm fresh. We’re so glad you’re here.
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Very nice blog! Glad to find it. Tina
Glad to have you here Tina!
Looks like we are in the same boat! Homesteading in BC is the best best best
So cool! I’ll have to catch up on your adventures ~Katy
Wonderful blog – thanks for sharing! As a current “corporate girl” trying to turn rural homesteader, I appreciate the stories and advice.
Thank you! It looks like you have some great information on your blog as well. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful bloggers out there going through the same thing as us. Keep sending out that good information! ~Katy
I saw your touching story about Wyatt being attacked by wolves. I’m so sorry to hear about the attack. I’m a reporter in Fort St. John for CJDC TV News and I would like to cover your story. I think Peace residents should know what happened to Wyatt and be aware about the wolves out there. If you could call or email me back as soon as you can that would be great. I would like to cover your story this upcoming monday (March 30). My email is email@example.com or you can contact our newsroom at 250-785-6397. Thank you.
Im in BC as well (In a city) and really wanting to start a Homestead as well. Love your site. I am doing everything I can while still being in the city to learn what I can for when we hopefully move to more wide open spaces 🙂
First of all thank you for sharing your experiences. My wife and I and our four children are in the planning stages of making a huge move from southern Ontario to the far north of Ontario. Reading about the experiences of others is very helpful. Not just in the technical aspects of homestead living but the mental or emotional side as well. So again thank you for sharing and teaching.
I’m happy to have found your blog! So many great pictures to get inspiration from. My wife grew up on the Peace River and I met her while I was living in Alaska. What a coincidence!! We’d like to settle there but are nervous about the new Dam. Is your property threatened by the new Dam at all?
We have just purchased 25 acres north of Sault St Marie in Ontario and are wondering what growing zone you would be in where you are? We are zone 3a.Look forward to exploring your information. Thanks Sharon