IT'S A FAMILY THING.
We are the Bakers:
Nic and Meghann, William, Eden, Tobin, Micah, Adiya and Simeon.
Our life at Fiat Farm began in 2016.
Besides managing day-to-day family life, Meghann divides her energies into 3 main streams: homeschooling her children, her work as a catechist, and farm life. Meghann loves all things true, good and beautiful. Her increasing awareness of the interconnectedness of all the parts of creation has her filled with awe and wonder.
Nic took his Permaculture Design Course with Geoff Lawton in 2017. For over a decade, he has worked as a general contractor. Over the last 5 years he has gradually been transitioning to becoming a full time farmer at Fiat Farm. Nic loves spending time with his family, caring for his land and animals, and making people feel welcomed and involved in the happenings of the farm. He is a teacher at heart.
Fiat: from latin, meaning "let it be done."
Our desire is to do with this land what it was created for. We believe that includes farming with agricultural practices that are sustainable for generations to come, raising healthy, happy livestock that will nourish our local community, and providing a place that fosters authentic connection with others and with the land.
Long before we were married in 2006, we knew we wanted to raise our family in Russell, the small town we loved growing up in. For many years we drove the back roads of our rural community looking for land we might one day own. Our life at Fiat Farm began in March 2016. In many ways we really shouldn’t be here, but we are convinced that this place was prepared for us to share with you.
We aren’t exactly sure at what moment we officially became farmers, but within a couple months of being here, the animals and equipment began arriving. The small scale farming we did our first summer here brought our family great joy. As we worked alongside one another, we learned, wondered and discovered together. A spark was ignited in our hearts, and we knew that this was the life for us!
Just as we were beginning our farming journey, we discovered permaculture. The “earth care, people care, fair share” ethics resonated in our hearts.
Our vision for our farm is that it be a place of rest and refuge, and a place of physical and spiritual nourishment.
The word “fiat” is latin for “let it be done.” Our desire is to do with this land what it was created for. We believe that includes farming with agricultural practices that are sustainable for generations to come, raising healthy, happy livestock that will nourish our local community, and providing a place that fosters authentic connection with others and with the land.
We look forward to welcoming you here soon.