Across the other side of the world

Across the other side of the world

Across the sea An update from the farm Finding ourselves across the sea during the pandemic has brought a new appreciation of family and friends. Some connections have slid behind through distance and lack of contact. Surprising reconnections have enriched us,...
The bees have moved in to the spare room

The bees have moved in to the spare room

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm 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)...
The terror and delight of the invisible glass trap

The terror and delight of the invisible glass trap

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm As a human invention, glass is a remarkable thing. It helps us see, keeps the elements at bay and holds our precious liquid tonics. If you have even watched a...
Organic Life – stories from the farm

Organic Life – stories from the farm

The goal of organic life is to bring health and well-being to every aspect, decision, approach and outcome we undertake. It is  challenging but worthwhile and exciting seeing something different emerge – something a bit more resilient than our old consumer...
Long-horn a beautiful beetle story

Long-horn a beautiful beetle story

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm Long-Horn Maybe the fascination of insects and creatures here gets us swept up a bit, but while eating dinner there is a visitor so majestic it cannot be...
Organic Rosella

Organic Rosella

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm Rosella is the edible fruit of the hibiscus plant. We use it to make a special jam, and a base for juices. We grow a range of medicinal plants at 5EyesFarm....
Scale and the ant

Scale and the ant

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm The leaves of the ornamental lime, not precisely a lime, more a limequot tree, had turned black. “It wasn’t like this the other day,” said...
Ghost in the rock

Ghost in the rock

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm There was some tension in the air. The air itself was thick. After-noon, tropical and plush. But today it seemed more oppressive than usual. The guys were...
Karo’s Story

Karo’s Story

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm She wakes at 4 am and starts her day. Now she is not one to have read seven habits, or even heard of such a thing, but she embodies routing, efficiency and...
Tale of the peanut

Tale of the peanut

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm One day we visited the agricultural centre. This was in the early stages of establishing the farm and DT’s dad, who was there too, casually pocketed three...
Little Bee!

Little Bee!

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm Little Bee   Little girl, little bee, what a life! I see you struggling there on the bowing green leaf of that blade of grass – rising up and...
Jimmy the Worm – an adventure

Jimmy the Worm – an adventure

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm It so happens that one of our worms, one that came on the trip today is named Jimmy. And from his point of view, today was the most exciting adventure he has...
We are on the Radio!

We are on the Radio!

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm 5EyesFarm is on the radio! This is an interview that touches on the local village and wasye management as well as teaching the local kids. Thanks to Anne...
The 5! – Our focus and mission

The 5! – Our focus and mission

posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm The 5! (our 5 focus areas) —02 Green-Ed 5EyesFarm is establishing a learning approach called Green-Ed. Green-Ed aims at sustainable practices and seeks to...
Nesta – a spider story

Nesta – a spider story

Posts Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm Nesta - a spider story Yesterday morning, Nesta was gone. She had been there for months. All that was left was one leg, ironic really since she was missing...