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Waste is a wonderful thing. Chicken feathers as soil food.

Waste is a wonderful thing. Chicken feathers as soil food.

We are more than a year into mulching our vineyards with chicken feathers. What started off as an experiment is now a cornerstone of our vineyard management program. A mulch is a soil cover of organic material. We tried for years to find sheep’s wool

Why we chose to plant our pastures this past week.

Why we chose to plant our pastures this past week.

Hello Farming BioDynamically is about farming in harmony with nature. In particular the energies that enable fertility and fecundity. We have just planted 20 hectares which takes our total hectares under irrigation to 126. The pastures are for our global warming reversing cattle and Eggmobile

Shelterbelts. Part of our pasture management system.

Shelterbelts. Part of our pasture management system.

Hello dear Reader If you look closely at the above photo, taken in October 2013, you can see a bumble bee in the middle of the picture enjoying the nectar of the keurboom (virgilia oroboidies). This tree was planted in our first shelterbelt alongside our

Photos of recent activity on the farm, 27 May 2013

Photos of recent activity on the farm, 27 May 2013

All these photos have been taken by the amazing Eva van Niekerk over the last month. Click on her name to get to her website. This is SP 1301.He will be given his Zulu name at weaning. The first Limousin Bull calf born this year

Ezibusisweni Straw Wine

Ezibusisweni Straw Wine

How it started. Back in 2005 whilst we were housebuilding (out of clay, the subject of an imminent blog) and starting to develop our garden along permaculture and biodynamic principles under the guidance of Avice Hindmarch, we also decided to learn Italian. In Stellenbosch there