A Bit of History
Established Fall of 2018, Gaia Farm came to life with Tracy and Brian committing to turning over a new leaf. Set on learning by the sweat of their brow, healing from lives throughly lived, and growing with the land, they found the perfect place to start anew.
These two drove in every fence post, found a reference book for every farm animal, and to this day, milk every goat and feed every quail with unwavering compassion. That is, unless the pigs are out again “Damn Pigs!” We’re still new at this, okay.
Tracy called Texas home for most of her life, raising her family in San Antonio while working different jobs in retail. Some years were spent as an artist with her own company, other years she managed a high-end outdoor furniture store, and still other years she was a buyer for the Botanical Gardens gift shop. Ever present though was a growing distaste for consumerism and the superficiality of urban living.
Brian on the other side of the world dedicated 25 years to serving with the Army before retiring to open Smokin’ Hot BBQ in Texas. If you are unfamiliar with Texas BBQ then you might be unaware that it is superior, and well Brian’s is just on a whole different level. Even with a successful restaurant and loving partner, there were still traumas from war that no amount of BBQ sauce and chicharrones could cure.
Together, the two loaded up the car with 6 dogs and the dream of living a more intentional life. A life where people are more important than things, where learning is part of living, where the land, the animals, our community is our medicine.
In 2021, Tracy’s son Nic moved home to the farm with his partner Amanda. Together the four are now working to establish Gaia Farm as a 501c3 non-profit with the mission of cultivating spaces of learning, healing, and growth, through the wisdom of the Mother, Earth.
We are sowing spaces of learning where sustainable land stewardship practices and homesteading craft are explored and shared; we are tending spaces of regeneration where we can relearn to trust nature with healing; we are ready to harvest and sow again spaces where our land and community can grow together.
“Learning to grow and heal our way, with a few animal friends here and there, crafting this and that, building a community that’s more like a family”
Meet the Family
I stock the meat market and head up security
Lead Farm Mom
I make all the goat milk products and candles
Lead Plant Lady
I love plants, baking, cooking, and am pretty handy
Lead Farm Hand
I lend a hand here and there