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.

11 February 2011

From This, to This, to This

Remember this back in November of last year.

Well three months have passed since then and in that time we have had flooding rain along with 35 degree days but the sweet potato patch has thrived and now look how it looks as we are just start to get our first ones fresh out of the ground.

Our first simple dish we made was a filo pastry tart with sweet potato, caramelised onion and sorrel with a Parmesan and egg base, all served with boiled potatoes and butter.

Oh the simple pleasures.

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  1. Oh Yum!!!!! How do i get some of these at my house? I much prefer sweet potato over normal ones. Is it as simple as just planting a few and letting them spread? Do i need to do something to the soil to prepare it? I haven't had much luck with growing carrots in the past. They always end up tiny, someone said if i loosen the soil they can penetrate it easier and grow bigger. Is that right?

  2. Blimy Rochelle - you need to live closer so you can come to our Livewell Farm workshops!