Livewell Farm is a 40 acre property situated in the beautiful rolling hills fifty kilometres west of Brisbane. We wanted to create a space where our family and others could experience the wonder of nature and learn to appreciate and be grateful for its bounty and beauty.

Our farm produces many things and we embrace biodiversity. We enjoy beautiful tasty pork from our rare breed Berkshire pigs and beef from our miniature Zebu cattle. Whilst, what was the front yard of the old farm has been transformed into a permaculture inspired vegetable garden with vegetable mandalas and a Chicken dome, interspersed with fruit trees.

Please enjoy reading our entries, we hope that one day we will see some of you at the farm in person – or at least drop us a line by e-mail.

23 December 2010

Christmas around the corner and the rain keeps coming

The rain keeps falling here on the farm and last night we had another 25mm (1 inch). The ground is so wet already that it is just running straight off the ground; however life goes on and over the past 5 days we have had two new calves both little girls born to proud Mum's Nova and Lucy.

Nova and her girl
Lucy and her girl

The rain also keeps the pigs happy here is Fauna enjoying one of her many wallows, oh to be as happy as pig in mud, it is also doing wonders for our newly planted Zucchinis (Courgette) which have now started to produce a great crop of lovely fresh vegetables (watch out for our latest recipe blogs). 

Fauna relaxing in her mud bath

Rain does slow somethings down though as I am currently waiting for a break in the weather so that I can start cutting, raking and baling one of our lovely grassy hay fields, oh well they do say you can never keep a farmer happy.

Finally here is wishing all our readers and followers a very happy, safe  and festive Christmas from all of us at Livewell Farm

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