As a family of three, we moved to this property, in Parkland County, Alberta, Canada in 2012. We fell in love with the house, the possibilities of starting a farm, and sharing the land with Grandma and Grandpa Hobbs.
Travis grew up on a PMU farm in Manitoba, and if you know him, you can see, being outside, farming - it's in his blood.
We've been through trials and challenges and have slowly grown The Hobbs Farm, with still so much work, as any farm owner can understand. For the first couple years, Jenna, would be scared when Travis would come up the driveway with a trailer full of...
One of those trailers loads was twelve bred nanny goats, and we've kept goats ever since. At any given time you can also find a few pigs, hens and we've recently added pasture raised chickens and turkeys. Now Jenna sees the trailer coming up the driveway and can't wait to see what's inside!
THIS IS US
In the big cedar house, full and loud, you have Travis and Jenna with their brood of five kids. You'll usually find Travis and Jenna around the farm, in the garden, working, and the five ragamuffins barefoot, free ranging with the hens and much in need of a bath.
Head down the lane, past the chicken coop, and follow a string of fairy lights through a treed path to Cheryl and Carson, Grandma and Grandpa Hobbs' place. Grandpa Carson collects feathers for his cowboy hat and has a story or tidbit of information on any topic. Grandma Cheryl adores her ten grandkids and can sew just about anything.