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Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm

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Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm

CORNSILK TEA

We have been casually discarding corn-silk,  casually throwing it aside as fussy useless stuff for decades. You know,  the pesky stuff that covers the corn cob under the sheath – all hairy and inconvenient. Yet it turns out that if you dry it in the sun and then use it to make tea, it is wonderful for you even if it looks like mattress stuffing!

It tastes good too, especially with a couple of star anise pods in the pot – stewed for some time with the lid on…

Rich in vitamin K among other things it helps regulate blood pressure, is good for people with diabetes and it assists in dealing with kidney stones and prostate issues. Check out https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/corn-silk and https://www.rxlist.com/corn_silk/supplements.htm for more on this mysteriously common cure.

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ORGANIC LIFE

Organic Life – stories from the farm

Organic gardening is not about just substituting toxic chemicals with less toxic ones, but about a whole different way of thinking and working. It is a conscious effort to cooperate with Nature in the creation of health and abundance for all.

Heide Hermary

The Essence of Organic Gardening

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ORGANIC LIFE

The bees have moved in to the spare room

We learned the ropes of beekeeping in Australia for some years with a few urban hives. These were Apis mellifera (commonly called European Honey Bees (EHB) though they probably originated in Egypt). But since establishing 5EyesFarm in Java, Indonesia, we are...

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