About The Farm

Eightfold Farms is located on a beautiful stretch of land overlooking the Red River, and its 174 acres feature hayfields, a fishing lake, and many trails and paths to explore. This land was purchased in 2015 by Hanna Gamble and Carol Gamble, and their dream was to create a farm that embodies the spirit and tenets of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This desire led to what is now Eightfold Farms, a place for community involvement and communing with nature.

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Our vision & inspiration

The name “Eightfold Farms” comes from Hanna’s belief in the Buddhist traditions of the four noble truths and the eightfold path to enlightenment. Hanna first learned about Buddhism in 2010 when she opted to take Buddhism as an elective course during her studies at Tulane. This class introduced her to the concept of mindfulness which allowed her to begin experiencing life to the fullest and remain unaffected by the challenges of life.

The Four Noble Truths

  • number 1

    Ordinary Life brings about suffering

  • number 2

    The origin of suffering is attachment

  • number 3

    The cessation of suffering is attainable

  • Number 4

    There is an eightfold path to the cessation of suffering

The Eightfold path

The Path, preached by Lord Buddha to his disciples, provides a practical guideline to ethical and mental development by freeing one from attachments and delusions. This paves the way to the quest for truth, and the eight factors combine together to stand on the threshold of the transcendent attainments.

The Eightfold path

The Path, preached by Lord Buddha to his disciples, provides a practical guideline to ethical and mental development by freeing one from attachments and delusions. This paves the way to the quest for truth, and the eight factors combine together to stand on the threshold of the transcendent attainments.

The Gambles

CAROL GAMBLE
Carol, the co-owner of Eightfold Farms, graduated from LSU with a B.A. in General Studies. She founded the company Little Partners, which sells her patented design, the Learning Tower.
HANNA GAMBLE
Hanna, the co-owner of Eightfold Farms, graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Science and Management. She is an avid English horseback rider, and a lover of the outdoors and animals.

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

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Do you have a horse lover in the family with a birthday coming up? This year, throw a different kind of party! Eightfold Farms is the perfect place for a fun-filled birthday party! We offer truly unique and special birthday parties for children of all ages. Our horse birthday packages are designed to create a memorable experience for both first-time and more experienced riders.

Pony Party Package

$200

Up to 10 children (all ages)

Includes: 2 horses/ponies for 1 hour Use of covered picnic area during party Use of swimming pond and deck during party and up to 1 hour after the party

Horsin' Around Package

$250

Up to 15 children (all ages)

Includes: 2 horses/ponies for 1 hour, Use of covered picnic area during party, Use of swimming pond and deck during party and up to 1 hour after the party

For any questions regarding our birthday party packages, or to schedule a party, please contact Hanna at 318-471-8337!