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Farm Two53 Family

About Us

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Why Farm Two53? 

After searching for over a year and a half with a lengthy wish list of must-haves, we purchased our new old property at live auction in 2019.  Prior to the auction, the previous owners welcomed our family to their property and answered a slew of questions, so we knew exactly what we were getting.  It had a great vibe, was in the middle of a fantastic country community, and we saw all kinds of potential everywhere we looked. Lucky for us, we were the winning bidders, and you guessed it, our winning bid number – 2 5 3.

So, how did we get here?

It all started with a simple desire for connection—to the land, our food, and to nature itself. We wanted to know what exactly was in our food and where it came from. We craved a space to explore, to get our hands dirty, and to embrace the traditional, hands-on ways of homesteading. And let’s face it – we are admittedly serial renovators, so the farm was a perfect fit and by far our most ambitious project to date.  It's been quite the adventure, and let's not sugarcoat it—it's been a heap of hard work with lots of trial and error, and perhaps the most exhausting yet fulfilling decision we've ever made. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Meet the farmers:

Meet the faces behind Farm Two53! While Travis and Deanna are at the helm, our family wouldn't be complete without our two grown children who call the farm home, at least for now. Jagger, our son, recently graduated with a Marketing degree and is currently pursuing certification in firefighting. Meanwhile, Ava, our daughter, is nearing the completion of her second degree to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Together, we're a close-knit family and team, each bringing our unique talents and passions to the farm.


Travis's roots in farming run deep, having spent his formative years on a grain farm in west-central Saskatchewan. His upbringing instilled in him a profound appreciation for the land and a strong work ethic that continues to drive his endeavors today. In his quest for regenerative living, Travis pursued a Permaculture Design Certificate through Verge Permaculture in 2020, augmenting his innate understanding of agricultural principles with formal education. This dedication to regenerative practices reflects his commitment to environmental stewardship and holistic land and animal management. Beyond his agricultural pursuits, Travis's diverse background includes a successful 12-year career as a professional hockey player and a 20+ year career with Calgary Fire Department.  It should be noted that he is an admitted tree addict and has planted over 15,000 trees since acquiring the farm.


Also a Saskatchewanite, Deanna is driven by a profound passion for homesteading, cultivated over years of hands-on experience in gardening, food preservation, and foraging. Her journey into the world of sustainability began during her studies in Interior Design, where she felt a growing sense of responsibility and a desire for a more harmonious relationship with nature. Bringing creativity and attention to detail from her background as an Interior Designer, Deanna is particularly passionate about upcycling and the reuse of objects and materials. She oversees all renovations at the farm, ensuring optimal function, intuitive layout, and an overall cohesive aesthetic. With a keen eye honed over 30 years of collecting vintage and antiques, she's always on the hunt for the next diamond in the rough.


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