TOUR: building with straw, establishing a wetland, keeping chickens and making all things

Our wetland in Autumn

Every year we host a tour or two, to talk with you about all that we have done, all that we have learned.

Our home and farm stay are built from straw. Our land had not a single tree and now it has many.

A wetland we made with hundreds of aquatic plants making it my favourite place to swim! It is my mini barrier reef! Full of wildlife and birds and the orchestra of frogs.

Our fruit orchards, berries, olives. Our poultry and geese. Our kitchen garden which supplies us with an infinite feast!

The farm stay provides an ongoing income stream and the guests that arrive make me want to sing!

We bake bread and make yogurt, we make soap and ferment. We harvest flowers and dry them and drink them for tea.

Homemade pasta is easy to make and cakes are easy to bake.

Ralf builds and maintains, I cook and I teach. Together we thrive on this parcel of land temporarily in our reach.

Below a selection of photos from our time here.

Hardenbergia in early spring
Artichokes and asparagus in early summer
Romanesco broccoli early summer
Our farmstay and piazza garden
Dehydrating cherries from a commercial orchard.
Pasta making class