Absorbing every moment of the beautiful long summer evenings, with no distractions of man made noise

From Seed to Soil to Skin


Earth-based body-care made with nature's pearls



Another #seasons #kumara #harvest!_#kaiparaharbour #organicgardening #gardentotable #sustainablelivi
Herbs in the living room, dreaming of a workspace, how awesome would an old church be for a studio!
Friday night farm life!_#nofilter#farm#farmlifebestlife#sustainableliving#workplace#piglets#highland
Nutrient dense bouquets, are my kind of bouquets!_#growyourownfood #gardentotable #backyardgarden #s
Summer baskets full of blooms!_#flowermedicine #essentialoils #hydrosol #organicgardening #gardentop
Composting! what are you doing to give b
Fostering love and compassion in our chi
When you live and work closely with natu
Distilling summer medicinals grown in the garden, oregano has such beautiful blooms!_#essentialoils
Pyrethrum a natural insecticide, to be used as a natural spray on animals and plants!_#naturalfarmin
So many beautiful wild plant spirits have awoken from there sleep and are back in bloom, my spirit f

January 22, 2018

I know it might seem a shock to learn that lard is soooo much better for the environment then most vegetable oils.

And here is why, most vegetable oils are grown in large mono-crops, sprayed liberally with nasty chemicals, usually GMO, oxidize quickly especially once he...

December 22, 2017

We are keen fermenters in my house, always trying something new. Fermenting adds another element of alchemy to healing and health, it really enhances its potential and provides greater health benefits.  This is a recipe i have made for the festive season which is healt...

December 18, 2017

We live in a modern world that is bombarded with paranoid messages about how dangerous the sun is. We should remember that the ancient times many cultures knew how to use the sun to heal all kinds of illnesses, and bring about radiant health.

In the West we also ha...

September 13, 2017

Calendula is a healing herb

If you want to grow plants that have multiple purposes then Calendula officinalis, also known as Pot Marigold, is your flower. It doesn’t need a lot of space, produces a lot of blossoms over a long growing period.It has been used medicinally...

August 30, 2017

Ground apples, my kids sure think they are, they love fresh sweet yacon, we have been harvesting it all winter long, we add it to salads vegetable and fruit, juice it,and it's been a great healthy addition to school lunch boxes.

Yacon belongs to the sunflower family but...

August 5, 2017

Wiggly worms play a vital role in our environment!

They eat and eat and eat, turning waste into something wonderful called compost. And one tigerworm and its offspring can breed 1500 worms in one year. In the right conditions they’ll eat their own weight in food every d...

June 24, 2017

As the winter solstice has been and gone and Matariki is here it's time to think about keeping healthy with a few winter tonics and why not incorporate a little Rongoa traditional Aotearoa native medicine, as it is right at our backdoor.

The forest has always been a big...

June 19, 2017

in ancient times it was recognized that fever has healing powers, if only everyone realized that a fever is nature's alarm bell, and actually a defense against harmful invaders, an immune system response, we would allow nature to take it's coarse and give it our full s...

June 14, 2017

soil is sacred, from which all living creatures sprang and to whom they all return.

one of natures natural cycles.

soil the most important aspect to health, healthy soil gives healthy plants, healthy plants give healthy animals which in turn gives us humans true health t...

June 11, 2017

i love recycling old worn out things into something new and useful, lets face it the world these days is full of trash its fulling our oceans and lands.

the insanity of over consumption bothers me. talk about the brainwashing of the masses. it ain't religion anymore its...