Welcome, I am so happy you are here! I want to introduce you to Caribou Farmhouse, our dreams, our goals and a little bit about us.
Caribou farmhouse & Acres is about living life in the slow lane and living life with mindful intention.
The Cariboo was never a place I imagined myself settling down, in fact it is seven hours in the opposite direction from where my five year plan was supposed to take me. Life changed when I met Bryan though. Our approach to what we needed in our lives at that moment changed and we realized that we had very similar dreams in building a place in which we were proud of.
My then-boyfriend had a family cabin in the Cariboo, which he eventually moved into whilst looking to buy a home here. It was around this time where we met and I would drive from my home town, four hours away to come visit on weekends. While falling in love with him, I simultaneously fell in love with the area. After nine months of long distance dating the decision to move south only felt natural. Nine months later he proposed at the top of my favourite valley under the songs of meadowlarks and wings of osprey, red tail hawks and two swooping owls.
Our quaint ranch town doesn't offer much in the department store sense (in fact my online banking told me my shopping had decreased 43% ... which was quite scary to see), but it certainly offers us the ability to foster our animals, and soon to come animals, as well as gardens and bees and the simplicities of life. It requires us to do our own handiwork, to make use of what we have and to become content with less.
Our long term goal is to create a space to invite guests into our Barn & Bale and shoppe to be reminded of the timelessness of simplicity. We have a while yet before this side of Caribou Farmhouse & Acres can come to fruition but in the meantime our goal is to bring this same sense of joy in simplicity and mindful curation into our online community. It is my hopes that we can create a community to share these moments of happiness, of living in alignment, of living with intention, of going back to slow living admiring the pioneering ways of homesteading and appreciating the beauty of which those moments bring; whether that be a horizon where the sky and earth touch, the smell of a handed down recipe baking in the oven or picking through your garden moments before a meal.