The Farm

March 5, 2016

Every Moment And Every Event

Every moment and every event of our life on earth plants something in our soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it the germs of spiritual vitality that come to ...

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June 9, 2015

Touched by your Hand our world is Holy

Just because you haven’t heard from me for a while don’t be thinking that the garden has gone out of production. Far from it! This has been the most productive winter I have ever had and not only that, the garden is beautiful.

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September 26, 2015

You Breathe On Us

From time to time we have a visitor to the Abbey Farm garden and often I am asked about how self sufficient the garden is. I guess the bottom line is that the garden falls short of this in a big way.

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November 28, 2015

Your Deeds O Lord Have Made Me Glad

This week I bring to you a treat. Yuijn has been happy snapping in the Vegie Patch and so I bring to you some of her photos.

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October 24, 2015

Your Glory Lights Creation

'In spite of sin Your Glory lights creation, Your ancient and unchanging truth remains.' This is a quote from the Saturday morning Lauds hymn...

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November 28, 2015

Though I Walk In The Midst Of Affliction

Over the past month Jamberoo Mountain has been in the clouds. We had rain and mist nearly every day, with the occasional patch of sunshine. I have to tell you I just love these weather conditions!

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September 5, 2015

Faith Of A Mustard Seed

‘If I had the faith of a mustard seed.’ This is a paraphrase from the gospel that most of us know well. This week I find myself...

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June 15, 2015

No one grows by someone else forcing them to grow…

I planted this olive tree in 2000 when I started to transform my bit of paddock into a beautiful, organic garden. Sometimes I feel as if it watches over all the growing. It reminds me to wait patiently and that all things take time to grow.

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October 10, 2015

In The Presence of The Angels

In the liturgy it has been the time for celebrating the angels – Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and our own guardian angels. From time to time people and creatures come into our lives and...

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August 15, 2015

Without It We Cannot Survive

"All nature is at the disposal of humankind. We are to work with it. Without it we cannot survive." - St Hildegard

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