Multi Species pasture establishment and/or cover crop service

In late 2018 we purchased a small seeder which makes several 1 inch wide furrows in a paddock, deposits seed or seed mix in the furrow, covers and rolls in one pass. We then added a compost extract injection system to apply good biology to the soil around the seed. The beauty of the seeder…

Beef and Lamb

Buying Bee-autiful Beef in Bulk When you buy in bulk you save $ lots, and get the health benefits of “nose to tail” eating. We encourage customers to install photovoltaic solar panels and to run a chest freezer so your next great meal is only a few steps away. The cost of organic meat can…

Why Organic?

Recently a young lady in year 11  emailed asking for help with a school project.  I answered her written questions finally this morning, and here they are : What is the reason to go organic and what are the benefits? Aside from the having a safe living and working environment for my family, our animals…

Sweet potato movie

This new garden has not only survived a hot summer in exposed position with extended drought in Western Australia, but thrived way beyond expectations. Check out the big sweet potatoes and the Home Bio gas unit . We believe the plants are growing so well because of previous applications of fungal dominated compost tea to…

Merri Bee Organic Farmacy

Two small properties in Western Australia, 10 hectares in Nannup ( the mythical town of “Seacliffe” in the  movie “Drift”) and 20 hectares in Karridale, constitute Merri Bee Organic Farmacy. Operators   Stewart Seesink and Bee Winfield  are together creating a permaculture,  a natural system of perennial abundance to  satisfy human needs for food, shelter,…

Ducky dream homes

Ducks are cheaper to keep than chooks because they just seem to get by without much grain. This is great for Permies, as we are usually penniless, building up real wealth (starting with the soil). With ducks you can plant stuff to attract slugs and snails, so the sappy , strappy and succulent plants (like…

Chook Heaven

My friend wrote to me asking for help with her chooks. They hadn’t laid an egg since December in spite of the best of care and conditions. I thought some of you dear readers would be interested in my reply. It has turned into quite a chapter on chooks, so here goes! Hi Sall, Six…

carob syrup ….discovery of the week

Do you ever fret that sugar is so energy intensive that we should not eat it, even if it was healthy? And we are  learning how very unhealthy is the high fructose corn syrup sweetener. This fructose is found in -well ,just about every processed food , especially fizzy drinks . The fructose corn stuff…

Chicken soup day coming

 2014  Merri Bee Hen Harvest and Feast, Nannup Really hands on, really valuable!! The hen gives us eggs, which not unlike oxygen from trees, comprise the life breath of any homestead kitchen.  But that is not all she gives. Join us at Merri Bee Organic Farm as we receive her ultimate gift.  This class will equip you…

Raising chickens

4 week old pullets This morning we went into town to pick up our new laying fowls. They are only 1 day old so this is a case of the chicken  coming before the egg, about 6 months before in fact. So  much Delayed Gratification because a lot  expensive food and 22 weeks goes by…