About

We’re Dave and Clara, the faces behind Living by the Earth!  We are a husband, wife, and belly baby collective who love natural and slow living.

We also have 3 very cheeky pet chickens!

The main service we offer at this stage is making sourdough bread for anyone in the Toowoomba community. All of our breads are made with completely certified organic ingredients and the flour is stone ground fresh to each loaf, keeping all the rich nutrients that shop-bought flour doesn’t have. They rise over approximately 5 hours and are completely yeast and sugar free. We focus on mainly spelt and gluten-friendly options, providing nutritious and gentle loaves for many who are incapable of digesting most types of commercial bread.

We love making bread and it’s been an integral part of our journey, but to us Living by the Earth is something much more than selling good, wholesome bread. It represents our journey that we have been on – one that has increasingly grown our love for God’s beautiful creation. To us, this means to connect with the ground beneath our feet – to tend to it, to care for it, and to see the beauty in it. This has brought us down the path of learning age old ways of living, to live waste free and sustainably, to rethink the way we view things such as agricultural methods and meat production, to appreciate what natively grows in our country, and to generally “stop and smell the roses”.. in other words, to take time to reconnect with the earth in our busy culture.

Our hope with Living by the Earth is to inspire others to also see the rich beauty that surrounds us here on earth, and to fall in love with it… just as we have.

We would love to connect with any like-minded friends who share a similar passion, or anyone in general who may want to know more about natural and waste-free living! Feel free to contact us, we are always open to have a chat.

Lots of love,
Dave and Clara x