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A Closer Look

Some of the wild here inspires us to take a closer look around the farm. You don’t really notice it at first until you have all these creatures cross your path. The bio-diversity and ecology of this little farm become breathtaking the closer you look.

We invite you to zoom in with us past the tangible vegetables and fruits, the trees and beds, the ponds and pens, to explore the earth and its lacing partners, the critters and creepy crawlies that really make this place what it is.

As we have reclaimed the farm to organic and continued to restore the soil, the land and the environment, we have noticed the animal population growing. This project – A Closer Look – is designed to capture the story of the creatures who come to the farm – the pests, the predators and the beneficial non-human life forms. A big web of life – this ecology and biodiversity is worthy of recording and tracking and is a fascinating legacy of nature between the trees.

A tropical context without synthetic chemicals certainly attracts a lot of life. As we plant more diverse foods and fruits, the earth explodes with beneficial bacterium and microorganisms, worms and bugs that continue the positive cycles of creating humus and healthier soil. The context brings life abundant and life attracts life.

And as time goes by, we see more butterflies, more dragonflies, more grasshoppers: a soft-shelled turtle, a possum or a crab. We see more lady beetles and more birds. Pollinating insects and mammals come along. They all want something and sometimes they want each other.

‘A Closer Look’ is a journey that will be updated as we go. If you wish to come along for the ride and see developments, new photographs or videos, share in discoveries please sign up. Maybe you can contribute your knowledge and help us learn more about the habitats and animals here as we catalogue them. 


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Wonderful creatures

Mysterious growing

Abundant food

Unusual homes

Productive critters