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Wines and Vines at Swan Bay Farm …

The evolution of Swan Bay Farm has been gradual, but deliberately so. We’ve chosen to embrace the projects we undertake, as well as ensure that the job we take on is executed to the best of our ability, and for the benefit of the Farm’s enhancement and improvement. With our own hand, we’ve planted thousands of trees, shrubs and plants. We’ve endured Noah’s floods and

The Ultimate in P2P – an afternoon with James Boag

The Ultimate in P2P - an afternoon with James Boag ... Since becoming a farmer’s wife in 2001 and owning my own pair of gumboots, I’ve experienced first hand the trials and tribulations of many of our local farmers and food growers. Through our own farming endeavours, we’ve experienced everything from Noah’s flood to one of Victoria’s longest droughts. Despite all of these challenges, farming

How to Connect Kids with Nature …

How to Connect Kids with Nature … We are very fortunate to have Swan Bay Farm as our home away from home. It has become our sacred site – our place to escape from our busy working week, and find comfort and solace in a more natural environment. Without a doubt, one of the greatest rewards I get from the hard work, labour and

Why Winter is Beautiful…

Why Winter is Beautiful… I don’t remember a Winter quite as bitter and cold as this one. Having said that, I do remember saying the same thing last year. It’s what most of us do every year when the sun sits lower in the day and nighttime is with us before the 6 o’clock news. Yes, it’s winter and no-one likes to be

Resilience

Resilience… Resilience is a word that has a broad application across our day-to-day life. Just as the plants on our farm grow with a certain amount of resilience to the conditions they’re acclimatised to, we all grow and adapt to the conditions we encounter each day as we aim to tread softly on this earth. As the weather has let us know over

Home-Away-From-Home – Swan Bay Farm …

Home-Away-From-Home – Swan Bay Farm … For the first time, we recently opened our farm gates and welcomed the public to our home-away-from-home, Swan Bay Farm. As a result of a recent introduction to ‘The Slow School of Business’, we invited Carolyn Tate, the founder of Slow School to come invite her team and colleagues down to Swan Bay Farm. The Slow School is

My ‘Wow’ day watching bees…

I recently stumbled onto the most amazing book written by Doug Purdie called “Backyard Bees”.Apart from having a great cover

It’s never too late to have a New Year’s food resolution…

One thing I’m sure we all agree on. Food is essentially important. It’s a major life source and without it, we’re screwed!

So let me introduce myself…

Now this is strange. Writing a blog… who’s going to read it? What on earth should I write about? Who out there could possibly be