We are The Walton Family and we have lived on our Tottenham farm since 2009. Our farm is nestled on 10 acres of land, at the top of a hill with long views of nature. Growing up in the big city, my husband and I knew from the time we met in 2002 that we craved the homestead life. On our long country drives, we would dream about a different way of life that connected us with animals, nature and the reciprocity of care and service we could provide one another. We were called to embark on a journey of self discovery and healing with Nature and Horses. We had no idea, at that time, what this journey would entail. It truly is a labor of love. We take care of the land and our animals every day, as well as the many wild animals that visit and reside here. We have had many neighbourhood animals curiously show up on our farm as well, including cats, dogs and even our neighbour's horse! We have set a clear intention, together with our Herd of Horse Teachers, that our farm would be a Healing Homestead for people to come and explore Nature and Horses in a different way. A way that would liberate and empower them AND the Horses. Many people comment that when they arrive at our property they can "take a breath of fresh air". Some have shed a few tears of release when they arrive, commenting that they "finally feel safe enough to be their true selves". We truly feel that this is all related to the energy of our purpose and mission, together with the Horses, to hold this space as a place for healing. Our vision has grown and changed over the years. It has taken us for quite a ride. The ride has taught us so much about our selves, each other, and just how powerful the connection we have with the energy that surrounds us can be when we allow it. Animals (and people!) gravitate here. We host a ton of wildlife, have rehabilitated countless injured or orphaned animals and honor all animals that pass through our land. None of Nature's Beings, gifts and lessons go unnoticed here.
We are humbled to care for the animals on our farm. We care for them every day with love and connection. I spent years studying the care of Horses from various philosophies. Along the way I have paid attention to the work of horse trainers, behaviorist, veterinarians, aromatherapists, Ayurvedic practitioners, barefoot trimmers and homeopaths, in order to learn and absorb the various ways of caring for our Horses and, ultimately, creating a way that feels right on our farm.
Our Horses live outside 24/7 with shelter and receive free choice hay and a daily individualized blend of Ayurvedic herbs. They receive Reiki and gentle massage as well as essential oil treatments for things that come up for them, from physical to emotional issues. We spend time communicating with each Horse to ensure that their needs are being met on all levels. I have spent countless hours working with various "horsemanship" methods and studying the work of Carolyn Resnick, Margrit Coates and Linda Tellington-Jones. I have been inspired by these many philosophies and have created my own compilation, including yogic and Reiki principles, as a way of being with Horses, . I like to call it "Horse Listening".
I am available to visit your farm in order to introduce our various Healing Homestead practices as well as to offer energetic healing sessions for Horses (and any of your farm family!) through Reiki, Pranic Healing and with Essential Oils to create a healing environment for and compliment their regular care. They truly appreciate this extra attention and you too can learn how to apply these methods when caring for your Land and Animals. Please inquire about our services and training opportunities..
In our home and on our land, in all ways possible, we only use chemical free products made with Essential Oils. We grow our own organic vegetables and herbs in the summer in our gardens where we use our horse and chicken manure as fertilizer. We lovingly care for our free range, antibiotic free, hens year round, who provide us with, what we call, "Happy Hen Eggs"! We prefer to eat fresh, organic food and are consistently making efforts to expand our horizon when it comes to the ritual of eating. There are many ways that you can create healthier, and FUN, ways of Homestead living on your farm and with your family!
Feel free to contact us if you would like some support in converting your life and/or farm in a holistic way! If you are new to life on a hobby farm or just starting out on your journey with Horses (and other animals!), and would like to find alternative, healthier ways of doing things, we would be happy to help through our customized support services!
Much love, Fotini Chandrika and the Farm Family
"At the end of the day, only three things matter: how deeply you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you." ~ Buddha