The Mud Daubers

We first started farming over a decade ago in Washington state.  At the time we were also running a property caretaking business, volunteering as EMTs with the local fire department, and managing our own off-grid homestead as well as raising meat and vegetables for our community.  After we left, our friends and neighbours Joe and Kate told us they had a nickname for us: ‘the daubers’.  Apparently our constant frenzied busyness reminded them of never-resting mud dauber wasps constantly working to build their nests.

Farmers’ Market Assistant – Help us get the products to the people

Want to join in the joy of regenerative ranching without the dirty, mucky, yucky parts?  We’re looking for assistance at our farmers’ markets for the coming season.  Join us in providing local markets with diverse meats of unparalleled quality so that we can continue to regenerate our farm and environment.

Staff Appreciation Week 2019

Aubyn and Tristan may be the friendly ranchers you visit at your local farmers’ market, but we’ve got a mighty team standing behind us that makes everything go.  There’s no way we could leave the farm for days at a time if we didn’t have reliable, responsible folks looking after the livestock and systems.  This year’s staff has some returning superstars and some brand-new ringers, and they helped move the ranch forward more than ever before.  We worked long days (and nights) together, through all kinds of conditions, and we did it with a smile on our faces.  In the spirit of this season of gratitude, we’d like to introduce you to our awesome staff, to whom we are exceedingly grateful.

Meat From Here (and why we volunteer)

If you know Tristan, you know that when he’s not farming, he’s thinking about farming, and that extends to his favourite hobby – volunteering.  Recently, he was overheard in town describing himself as a ‘professional volunteer’.  He spends a lot of his time working to create opportunities in regenerative agriculture across BC through his work with agricultural non-profits, especially in the winter months.  Why, you might ask?

Ranch Hand – Rewarding work and diverse experiences in a rugged and beautiful setting

Ready to work hard with a great crew on an innovative regenerative agriculture project? Join us in improving the land while providing local markets with diverse meats of unparalleled quality.

*UPDATE* – We have hired our staff for 2019.  Thanks for your interest!

Staff Appreciation Week 2018

You check in with Tristan and Aubyn at the markets every other week, and you see and hear lots about all our animals and how we raise them.  But have we told you about our amazing employees? We doubled the amount of food we produced this year, and we couldn’t have done it without a little help from our friends.  In the spirit of this season of gratitude, we’d like to introduce you to our awesome staff, to whom we are exceedingly grateful.

News from the Ranch

What goes on at the ranch between our bi-weekly market rounds? A lot!  There are the regular chores that always keep us busy: moving the cows onto fresh pasture, feeding grain to the meat chickens and layers, delivering greens to the baby turkeys in the brooder, collecting and washing eggs, towing the egg mobile to new paddocks, and of course keeping you all updated with our newsletter, and packing the trailer with delicious meats for market!  But we also make time for new projects, facility improvements, educational adventures, and sometimes even invite new animals onto the farm…