There are many birds nesting in the front garden at 'Livewell'. We counted 7 occupied nests in the massive conifier alone last week. The family was priviledged that our resident Wagtails had decided to nest in a low branch of our Poinciana tree. The 3 tiny eggs were easily visable for our 9 year old to keep an eye on who would check on them and report their progress every morning. There was much excitement when the little ones hatched, their bodies wet and weak. Just a day latter they were gorgeous and fluffy and their constant cheeping for their parents was overwhelming whilst I sat in my sewing room 10 metres away. In such a short time the three chicks are getting too big and barely fit into their cosy little home. Today they made their madien journey and Brian was quite anxious late this afternoon when only two babies had returned. I do hope that all three are there in the morning.
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.
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