We had a holiday house in federal that we would come back and forth to every minute we could, one time when we were here we planted about half an acre of veggies. Being on the land, we suddenly had this feeling of being wild and free and we would always question why we were going back to the city. On one of our visits, when Matilda was three, she went missing, we couldn't find her. We went up to the veggie garden and found her eating the beans she had planted, that was a defining moment for us, the impact it had on our little family was life changing. Amongst all of us we have a sense of adventure, and an ability to even leave something good behind in order to create something better. We turned our life 180 degrees upside down, it’s giving us a purpose and hopefully inspiring others and it’s connecting us so much more with our kids than we were. One thing that we did really early on was come up with a mission statement and a set of values. The mission statement (for The Farm) was to ‘increase well-being from the soil up’, so ultimately everything we do comes back to that.
Emma and Tom