Ever since I was a little girl, I was enamoured with Horses. As a child, my dad would sit me atop his shoulders, so I could catch an eager glimpse of the horses at local parades.
As a young girl, I’d beg my horse-owning friends to let me simply gaze upon their horses. My grandparents, who’d always lived close to the land – inspired a thoughtful relationship with both land, and animals.
As a young woman, I married a cowboy, lived on a ranch and immersed myself in the presence of horses and learned about their ways.
The call of the horse has felt strong in my life, for as long as I can remember.
It’s no surprise to my spirit, that I’ve manifested the farm-life-animals of my dreams. My role now, is the vision holder and steward of Graystar Farms. A 10 acre wellness farm where animals, humans and nature converge.
Our offerings here elicit HEALING, INSPIRATION, RESTORATION and JOY.
I’m passionate about helping humans connect with their inherent value, power and purpose in life.
I’m particularly effective at holding space for grief, big feelings and being a steady force – when life doesn’t feel so steady.
This is Darren. He’s the man behind the curtain. He makes magic happen. He’s steadfast. Trustworthy. Strong. Reliable. Curious and fiercely loyal.
Darren chops the wood. Lights the fires. Moves the heavy things. Makes the best damn coffee. Has the most amazing laugh. And loves sharing this Okanagan farm lifestyle and its many blessings with people just like YOU.
Darren adores his pack of dogs. Enjoys multi-day hiking and back pack trips, and knows everything a man can possibly know, about Grizzly Bears.
He’s spent the last 25+ years working in Mental Health and Addictions on the notorious downtown eastside (Vancouver BC) and is overjoyed to be stepping into a way of life that feels both wild and free for his soul.
This farm is located in the territory of the Okanagan Nation, home of the SnPink’tn first nation peoples.