The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 70 – Live Your Big Life with Dallas James

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On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Dallas James. Dallas is a farmer which is something that she never thought she’d say. A former professional musician, mom to three and wife to a police officer she was ready for a life change once she hit 40! Born in Europe to Canadian parents, the first 5 years of her life were spent in a small farming village. It meant waking up to the rooster’s crow and having to pause while a flock of sheep crossed the road. Her formative years were quite possibly influencing her future. In the first year of owning the farm, James Family Farm, they have acquired honeybees, laying hens, pastured chickens and their beloved Scottish highland cattle. They believe in treating their animals with love and kindness and have taken a bio dynamic approach. Admittedly they have tons to learn but are loving the challenge each day brings.


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Dallas is a farmer and that is something she never thought she’d say. 

A former professional musician, mom to three and wife to a police officer she was ready for a life change once she hit 40! 

Perhaps the farming itch was planted years ago and she didn’t even know it!
Born in Europe to Canadian parents, the first 5 years of her life were spent in a small farming village. It meant waking up to the rooster’s crow and having to pause while a flock of sheep crossed the road. Her formative years were quite possibly influencing her future. 

Dallas and her husband Doug had an epiphany one day when they were talking about bucket lists, and realized why wait? Someday may never come.
they decided to take their three young kids out of school and sail the BVI’s for a month. This just whet their appetite to try new things and continue to pursue living life to the fullest. 

Dallas figured a farm was the answer and after years (literally) of trying to convince her husband he finally relented, and they’ve not looked back since. 

What started as a passion project has grown to an ongoing everyday education, saying the farm was built by YouTube and google is not a stretch. 

In the first year of owning the farm they have acquired honeybees, laying hens, pastured chickens and their beloved Scottish highland cattle. They believe in treating their animals with love and kindness and have taken a bio dynamic approach. Admittedly they have tons to learn but are loving the challenge each day brings. 

Together they believe life is meant to be lived to its fullest. Farming has certainly proven to be a great adventure.


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The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 70 - Live Your Big Life with Dallas James
The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 70 - Live Your Big Life with Dallas James

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