- ABOUT US -
Yarraglen Homestead is in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales Australia, down in the Capertee Valley. Most people have never heard of this valley, yet it is the widest enclosed canyon in the world and only 2.5 hours from Sydney. Our valley is surrounded by sandstone cliffs and at sunset it is a sight to see. Birdwatching is a favourite past time down here, with over 200 bird species to enjoy.
I am one of seven children, grew up on a farm in Tasmania where her parents grew their food and also ran a dairy. I moved to Mainland Australia when I was 19 and always felt the need to escape the rat race of Sydney and get my feet back on mother earth.
I have the opinion not to waste anything and to also live as frugally as possible.
Don’t feel you need to live on the land to follow my principles. Anyone, anywhere can choose to make decisions based on price, quality, making something from scratch and not bought in a packet or just turning off a light when you leave a room. I felt the need to grow my food, collect my water and store my electricity.
Recently I have undertaken the daunting task of placing 5 acres into lavender. I will keep you updated with the progress and hope to be open to the public as soon as possible.
The online shop gives me the chance to share my farm produce with you. I don't spray the fruit or vegetables with anything nasty, and the products are made as soon as I pick the produce. This ensures good quality and minimal intervention is needed to capture the goodness in the jar.
All the bath and body range is made from hypo allergenic ingredients which haven't been tested on animals and products using palm oil complies with RSPO. All ingredients are sourced within Australia.
If you fancy a visit to this beautiful part of the world, why not drop in and do a workshop? I will teach you to make cheese, pasta and your own soap. Check out the dates under the Workshops Tab.
I want to share my journey to self sufficiency and my values as these are the things in life which gives us joy.