Jana Hemphill

Owner, Storybook Adventures and Nature Retreat

Brookfield

What is your profession & title?
I am the owner/operator of Storybook Adventures, a peaceful, compassionate farm that offers families a space to disconnect from the hectic pace of life and reconnect with animals and nature.

Were you born in PEI or are you an Islander by choice?
I was born and raised in PEI. I am a writer/journalist by trade but an equestrian and an animal lover by heart, which led me to create a beautiful space where families can come reconnect with animals and nature in a fun, exciting and heartfelt way.

Where do you live in PEI?
Brookfield

Describe what an average day looks like for you?
Caring for 60+ farm animals including many who have been rescued; training horses, coaching and conducting workshops along with all the ins and outs that go with running a business.

What is your favorite thing about life in PEI?
My favorite thing about PEI is the lifestyle (and of course the beaches!).

What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
People might not know that there was a time when canned beverages were illegal on PEI!

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I am a life long animal lover. I care deeply about the welfare of animals and the future of our planet.

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
Greenwich Beach

Any funny facts about yourself or factoids about the Island that you think people should know?
Did you know the Island has more horses per capita than any other province in Canada?

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
I would take anyone new to the Island to any of our beaches.