Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals. Dave Barry Hey, Lovelies! Our little farmhouse is a spider haven. We have ‘house spiders’ in every room, and more come out each night. We’ve grown used to them. They don’t harm us (although they have occasionally given us a fright!) and […]
The Quiet Of Morning
Outside the open window The morning air is all awash with angels. Richard Wilbur Hello, Lovelies. Mornings here at the farm are a quiet affair. The sunlight slants golden fingers that edge out the darkness and soften the gloom of dawn until you can make out the shapes of trees and cows. Birds call to […]
The Energies of October, 2020
Through each crisis in my life, with acceptance and hope, in a single defining moment, I finally gained the courage to do things differently. Sharon E. Rainey Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to make our […]
Daisy Mae, Ninja Stealth Cow!
The trick to not being discovered until it is too late is to become part of the expected surroundings. Stealth is more the art of blending in with the background than sneaking through dark shadows. Raymond E. Feist Hey, Lovelies! I know that you’re not supposed to have favourites But I do. This girl. Daisy […]
The Magical Healing Qualities of Being Home At The Farm
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such […]
A Snack Platter Dinner Is A Legitimate Thing!
“I believe in a benevolent God not because He created the Grand Canyon or Michelangelo, but because He gave us snacks.” ~ Paul Rudnick Our neighbours came over for dinner last night. We get together quite often, and many times our dinner is not a proper meal. Instead it is a dinner of snacks. Our friends will […]
Easy Fruitcake Rum Ball Recipe for Christmas
“You little beauty! I wait all year for these Rum Balls!” ~ Michael the Tractor Man We live on a farm, as members of a small regional community here in the Byron Bay Shire. Each year we use the same services, eat at the same cafes, shop at the same markets. Over time the […]
Tea Parties and Crystal Grids
“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” ~ Sydney Smith A few days ago my team and I undertook a massive photo shoot for our new website. This involved multiple locations over a number of days – our favourite […]
Hay, Hay, Hay – it’s a drought!
“Without water, life would just be rock.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks It’s been a strange winter. I can count the number of really cold days on my fingers. Mostly it has been as warm as spring, and sometimes warm as summer. No-one jokes about global warming anymore. It’s here, and the evidence is all around […]
A Posy Of Weeds For My Friend
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ~ Muhammad Ali I have a friend who waits for me every day. Our big tough bull – or Red Bull, as we […]
Trapped by Dog!
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~ Edith Sitwell Winter arrived overnight at our farm. Brrrr! So cold this morning. And this morning after my meditation I popped back into bed […]
Meet Our Latest Edition – Calvin the Calf!
“The apple does not fall far from the tree.” ~ Proverb Here’s our cheeky heifer Daisy Mae with her young bull calf – her first ever baby! We’ve named him Calvin, after Joelle’s suggestion. When Daisy Mae was a young ‘un she’d crawl under the fence, romp through my vegetable garden, and play with […]
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~ Emma Goldman Here we are, home at the farm. Such a healing space for me. While I’m soaking up the magic before we head back to the city again to support our beloved family, here’s a taste of our last few […]
Afternoon Magic at the Farm
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by […]
A Gentle Morning at the Farm
“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden Autumn is a magical time at our farm. Gentle showers soak the ground during the night, and in the morning thick mist wraps itself around the mountains. As the sun burns […]
Hay, Hay, Hay! (because lame jokes & Nicole go so well together)
“Nic, step away from that computer. Sometimes you just have to get going!” ~ Ben Phillips, husband. We got up so early this morning there was no time to blog. We were in the ute and rolling out the door just on dawn. Why? To buy hay at the Saturday Markets of course! The […]