Blackwood Chestnut Ale wins Gold

Blackwood Chestnut Ale wins Gold

Blackwood Chestnut Ale wins Gold Blackwood Valley Brewing Company’s (The Cidery, Bridgetown) Blackwood Chestnut Ale has confirmed its reputation as one of the world’s best beers with its second Gold Medal at the 2021 Australian International Beer Awards. The 2021 Gold...
Orchard in June

Orchard in June

Orchard in June The harvesting has finished. Let me qualify that, the winter rains arrived two weeks early and forced the harvesting to be finished. There are still nuts on the ground, but these will be contaminated by fungus and will not be fit for human consumption....
Golden Tree with a Golden View 

Golden Tree with a Golden View 

Golden Tree with a Golden View  Visitors to our farm stay at this time of the year always comment on the golden views from the deck. For the month of May the view is more spectacular than at other times of the year. The reason: Fraxinus excelsior “Aurea” is in full...
Doug Hardman’s Visit

Doug Hardman’s Visit

Doug Hardman’s Visit Doug visited us at Chestnut Brae and to find out all about chestnuts, catch a marron, feed the pigs, cows, turkeys and much more. While he was here he learnt all about the processing of chestnuts and along the way, Doug made a great video...
Irish Strawberry Tree

Irish Strawberry Tree

The Irish Strawberry Tree Comes from Spain Every plant has story to tell, one of the most amazing stories comes from the Irish Strawberry tree. Arbutus unedo is an evergreen tree that grows near our farm stay The first surprise it presents that it is member of the...
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