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Mothers Day High Tea Balingup Style

Anna, the English Duchess of Bedford (1788-1861) is credited as the creator of ‘high tea’. Because the noon meal had become skimpier, the story goes that the Duchess suffered from ‘a sinking feeling’ at about four o’clock in the afternoon. At first the Duchess had her servants sneak her a[…]

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Spectacular Autumn Delights

Gardens in the central South West of WA will be open for visitors during next weekend’s 2013 Festival of Country Gardens – Autumn Delights program – Fri 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2013. There are eight scenic garden locations to visits in Balingup, Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Kirup, Manjimup, Nannup and Pemberton.[…]

Camembert cheese

Cheese Making at Taste of Balingup

Now and annual event, Juliet Bateman from Over the Moon in Albany is returning to Balingup this weekend to teach the art of cheese making!. A couple of our guests are attending the session and they are in for a real treat! Juliet is a true artisan. She has carefully[…]

living scarecrow

Balingup Small Farm Field Day

This year’s Balingup Small Farm Field Day was an outstanding success with over 10,000 visitors enjoying fine weather and a spectacular show !  It’s fabulous to be part of a small, energetic, resourceful community which pulls together to create such a wonderful event welcoming visitors from all over the State.[…]

Scarecrow in Balingup

Small Farm Field Day

Balingup will host this year’s Small Farm Field Day on Saturday 20th April, 2013! This popular event draws thousands of people to our magical little town. The event is a fabulous opportunity to get an insight into ‘life on the farm’, agriculture and a whole range of skills which are[…]

Slow Food

At this year’s Small Farm Field Day, the Slow Food Movement will be represented once again. There will be loads of information, demonstrations and fabulous food to sample and enjoy! Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it[…]

The two Maddies

It’s a Dog’s Life!

Maddy, our six month old Border Collie x Ridgeback pup has just begun to realise that if life at home around the farmhouse is a little dull, there is always someone nearby who’ll be willing to give her a cuddle . . . or a spot on their outdoor couch . .[…]

Amazing gardens!

Festival of Country Gardens – Autumn Delights: Friday 3 to Sunday 5 May Gardens in the central South West of Western Australia will be opening for visitors in 2013 as part of the Festival of Country Gardens. Enjoy a weekend visiting some of the unique gardens in Balingup, Bridgetown and[…]

Balingup scarecrows are back!

The first recorded ‘scarecrows’ were along the Nile River over 3,000 years ago. They were used to protect wheat fields from flocks of quail. Egyptian farmers put wooden frames in their fields and covered them with nets. The farmers hid in the fields and scared the quail into the nets.[…]

Our llama Top Deck

Top Deck

‘Top Deck’, aptly named after the two toned Cadbury chocolate block, comes to us from Mullalyup . . . a beautiful small hamlet just a few km’s north of Balingup. Llama’s have an interesting history and are kept for many purposes throughout the world. However, two year old ‘Top Deck’[…]