The realisation of our dream was the purchase eleven years ago, of a small area farm close to the little township of Bingara northern NSW. Bingara is a sleepy little town idyllic in many ways, situated by the ever-flowing Gwydir river fed by the streams of the Great Dividing Range.
We were determined to put into practice the many ideas of permaculture and organic farming principles that we had studied so keenly.
Putting the ideas into practice took many failures and tested our patience to the hilt, but finally our little farm has Jersey cows for milk, butter, yoghurt and cheese, bees, olives , a citrus grove and stone fruit grove as well as grapevines and all other kinds of fruit trees.
We also have ducks and hens for eggs and Dorper sheep. We love our farm and our animals.
We were determined to make our own flour and mixes which were brim full of natural goodness. What started as a passion and hobby for natural food has developed into a business.
Our interest in natural food growing has since been deepened after a life changing trip to Israel where fruit , vegetables and grains are grown under ideal conditions using the latest water saving technology.
Along the way we have discovered much about running our farm completely without chemicals.
So, if you are interested in eating healthy food and moving toward more homegrown food, we would like to gradually share with you some of the successes and failures of farm life.
We will be sharing a whole range of topics from how to make cheese and butter, sour cream, yoghurt, keffir, healthy jams, relishes and of course sour dough breads. How to make fermented foods, pickle olives, preserve with honey and lots more.
We will also be writing about how to raise healthy hens and which varieties of hens you might like to consider. We will be showing you how we grow vegetables and graft fruit tress to how to look after sheep and milking cows without resorting to chemical drenches.
So join with us as we share little by little our journey to growing and enjoying healthier food.
Ralph & Jo Waters