Native Perennial Grasses on Highfield

Native Perennial Grasses on Highfield

FIELDING QUESTIONS So often, my writing here is sparked by comments of visitors to Highfield, and so again, it is the case with this post. Two recent visitors to Highfield, when walking with me through a paddock covered in native perennial grasses, have asked, “Do you...
Farming with Habitat – Kissing the Mistletoe

Farming with Habitat – Kissing the Mistletoe

ANCIENT TRADITIONS Do you remember those old Christmas movies where unrequited lovers are finally ‘requited’ under a bough of mistletoe? There is a bit of strategic positioning and a knowing glance above the leafy branch. A quick kiss ensures and Christmas Day unfolds...
Farming with Habitat – Embracing the Wild Irishman

Farming with Habitat – Embracing the Wild Irishman

WHAT A STRANGE NAME Early in our time at Highfield, we were asked by our welcoming neighbours what we were going to do about the Wild Irishman. David and I looked at each other, wondering who they may be referring to – the young man who lives down the creek a little...