Revegetating Sheep Camp Hill

Revegetating Sheep Camp Hill

SHEEP CAMPING EXPLAINED Highfield Farm and Woodland, as regular followers will already know, is a unique combination of small-scale farming and a conservation area.  While two-thirds of our farm protects critically endangered habitat for all time, our efforts to...
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...