1800 Barn restoration 

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Summer rains and fertility!

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Box or raised bed planting- tomatoes and basil

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Champagne and orange! After a good morning of food security.

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Introductory Permaculture Course – December

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Official Sale of Honeyville sites!

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Honeyville eco site Official Sale …..limited sites per various erf sizes available in Phase 1: 10 SOLD 16 available

Hi everyone

I know that some of you have been questioning where I have been and what is ‘up’ with Honeyville. Well it would not suffice to say that a lot has gone down…..however the horizon is now clear and the promise of a future for all of us living a life under blue African skies, zillions of stars , our magnificent moon and extraordinary sun is finally here for those of you who wish to embark on this journey. A necessary relationship between man and nature essential for the freedom of our species, at this time on the planet. We can continue to delay this move, staying caught up in a world where we have less and less to say about how we live, who we want to be and what we are permitted to grow and feed ourselves. Maybe you are ready to think about this or even ready to take that step……………..

We are ready for you!

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Solar pumps and happy plants !

The setting up of a solar pump has changed our lives and made the plants and trees very happy indeed.

I always say that we should write a book on how unsustainable it is trying to become sustainable! Truth is it is exactly that…..if you have bills to pay, kids at school, cars maintainance, don’t try to live off grid without loads of baksheesh ! Well that doesn’t mean we did it that way, I’m just saying that YOU should do it that way if you want to stay sane.

So with great thanks to the Honeyville “diva’s” our most recent development towards sustainability has been a Solar Pump system which enables the pumping of our artesian well up to the tanks so that we have enough water for our plants to THRIVE……there’s that word again…..so you see things at Honeyville are looking upwards.

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We say “goodbye” and “hello”

Goodbyes

The end of 2014 brought about many changes at Honeyville, the ending of what was and the and the beginning for new.  As I have heard it said ” the only thing constant is change”.

We said goodbye to the Family Eppel who resided at Honeyville for two years and have now taken a huge step towards their next adventure in the United States. We had many learnings together and shared a lot. I wish Stef, Alex, Maya and Amber the very best on their journey into establishing a sustainable lifestyle that is suited to them. We hope to continue our trials and tribulations and continue to learn from one another through cyberspace.

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and welcome to Dr Chris Cooper and his wife  Susan who have become permanent members of Honeyville and her vision. With a background in sustainable energy, we embrace all their knowledge and look forward to their involvement and productivity.

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Honeyville Live Probiotic foods

Following my earlier blog, 2014 was not an entirely un eventful year. I spent many hours nursing and familiarizing myself with the growing and use of live cultures. Visiting and reconnecting with a dear friend in 2013 introduced me to the Kefir culture which was the beginning of a passionate relationship.

This was the perfect reunion of souls and reconnecting with my life journey as I rediscovered my deep connection to the practice of natural healing through diet and lifestyle, a path I diverted from in the late eighties to fulfill my role as a  full-time working woman and mother to my firstborn. That’s a story for another day.

Honeyville’s vision has brought me full circle back to my roots which are firmly bound in the fertile soils of “holistic” care, inspired from my time spent as a medical nursing sister and midwife in the eighties. I had then tapped into the realm of natural healing through my growing awareness of natural plant medicine, body stress release, diet, spiritual well-being and exercise. Life then took me on another journey to grow more deeply and worldly. I have spent the last three years re grooving my chosen path and vision which is working closely with those who need support in alternative health care.

I have established a health kitchen and bar at Honeyville that harbors live Probiotic cultures such as Kefir Milk and yoghurt, Kefir Water, Kombucha Tonics, lacto-fermented Sauerkraut and miracle honey. There are many other products evolving as I grow in expression of  this role.

Honeyville Live Probiotic Foods

Honeyville Live Probiotic Foods

If you are interested in these products or needing support, guidance or consultation , I am available by appointment. Namaste!

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