Flyway Farm is a small homestead located on 20 acres in the West Plainfield area of rural Davis, also home to the best bar in Davis, Plainfield Station. The Flyway Farm team consists of owner, Xan, roommate, Jane, and neighbors, Marika and Opai. In addition to the humans and dogs, Flyway is home to cats, horses, alpaca, goats, a pig, chickens, ducks, and turkeys, not to mention the wild critters, which inlude quail coveys, a handful of barn owls, an occasional great-horned owl, all manner of migratory waterfowl, a family of foxes, egrets, red-tailed hawks, kestrels, and the threatened Swainson's hawk. Flyway employs permaculture methods and enjoys an abundance of crops.


When not tending to the farm, Xan works as an attorney. Also committed to community endeavors, Xan sits on the West Plainfield Advisory Committee, serves on the Board of Directors for the California Retriever Training Association, and is Vice President of the Sagehens Retriever Club.

Xan actively works and trains the Flyway dogs in the jobs they were bred to do. She spends much of the California hunting seasons with retrievers at her side, either in a duck blind or hiking through an upland field. Likewise, the herding dogs have proven themselves invaluable ranch hands. Xan and the dogs also enjoy backcountry adventures – trail running, backpacking, horseback riding, and snowboarding. Summers find Xan wakesurfing and wakeboarding on the local rivers and lakes. While always enjoying quiet time on the farm, Xan's itchy feet and sense of adventure often get the better of her, and she is a frequent traveller. Xan consumes art, music, books, and good food, especially when paired with beer (IPAs are her favorite) or bourbon. 

Flyway Farm welcomes visitors. Give us a holler.