At Erie Way Flowers we grow unique heirloom & classic varieties of cut flowers using sustainable practices.
We feel privileged to have an abundance of land available so each year we can grow & expand our flower farm & our knowledge of different varieties of flowers, branches & berries. We love that each changing season brings us gorgeous blooms that we are able to provide to area brides & grooms, event planners, florists & our wonderfully supportive local community.Read More
A Herdade do Amarelo Natura & Spa é um Turismo Rural no Alentejo, mais propriamente em São Luís, próximo de Vila Nova de Milfontes. É um lugar mágico que parece saído de um conto de fadas. Esta Herdade associa o alojamento em espaço rural a um ambiente requintado, proporcionando inúmeras experiências inesquecíveis.
Além dos passeios pelos trilhos, ao seu dispor sessões de relaxamento no spa, incluindo jacuzzi, banho turco e massagens, usufruindo de uma paisagem única sobre a Serra e Planície Alentejana. Este hotel foi praticamente todo construído com os materiais da Herdade que foram encontrados na propriedade – Xisto, Pedra e Taipa – e tem diversas características árabes relembrando a sua influência no sul de Portugal.Read More
As a member of the Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association, we are part of a small number of breeders in the United States dedicated to preserving this rare breed of sheep. The breed was kept by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson but due to out crossing, it disappeared and in 1914 it appeared there was not a single purebred Leicester in the USA. Thanks to efforts by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a small flock of 15 Leicester Longwool sheep were imported to Williamsburg in 1990. Because of dedicated breeders, the Livestock Conservancy removed Leicesters from the critically endangered list, although they still remain threatened as a breed.
HSF Daisy, HSF Fern, and HSF Lily, along with our herdsire, MB Franz, make up our flock of Leicester Longwools; they are all descended from the 1990 imported flock. We are very proud to be a part of preserving this unique breed of shiny wooled sheep.
The name Tunis is a reflection on the North African origins of the North American Tunis sheep. Tunis are affectionately called “red heads” due to their coloring. They are an ancient fat tailed breed known for their heat tolerance and resistance to parasites. This made the breed a perfect fit for the climate of the southern USA. The breed was almost entirely lost during the Civil War but conservation efforts have helped this once endangered breed to rebound such that it was moved from the Livestock Conservancy’s rare list to the watch list.
We have 2 purebred Tunis ewes, Serafina & Georgina; Serafina’s 2016 crossbred lamb, Woolamina (1/4 Cotswold); and our herdsire, BF Giuseppe. Tunis are dual purpose sheep, producing a very usable fiber as well as meat. Our purpose, however, for keeping the Tunis flock focuses solely on fiber production.
WELSH HARLEQUIN DUCKS
Welsh Harlequin ducks are not an old breed, but something fairly new, having been developed in the mid-1900s. They came to the United States in 1968 and have become a very popular breed due to their multipurpose characteristics. Unusual for a dual purpose breed, Welshies are prolific layers, producing 240-330 eggs annually per bird. They are calm, inquisitive excellent foragers, and will go broody and set a nest of eggs. We have not had good luck letting our Welshies hatch eggs, as they don’t seem to take their mothering obligations very seriously. We prefer to let our chickens hatch and raise the ducklings. Our flock is currently without a drake, so we do not anticipate any ducklings in 2017.
In addition to the Welshies, we keep a flock of laying hens for egg production and entertainment. Some are heritage breeds, such as Coco, the Bourbon Red turkey hen, and the heritage Rhode Island Reds. The flock is diverse, though, with an assortment of bantams, Easter Eggers, Speckled Sussex, and Ameraucanas…there are even half a dozen guinea hens. All of the poultry is free range but returns to Little Biddy House in the evenings to roost. Poultry is an important part of farm health as they aerate soil, consume insects, and handle various composting duties. And you cannot beat the taste of a free range, farm fresh egg! We occasionally allow broody hens to raise babies and sometimes we raise chicks in the brooder. The birds are curious and entertaining.Read More
Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life to Kwetu Guest Farm. Situated on a peaceful farm in Buffeljagsrivier – 11kms outside Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa. Our home, our place, that is how the Swahili word Kwetu translates. A simple word with a sense of belonging.
Kwetu is a refuge for nature lovers. Derived from the name “Atelier Kwetu”, this long gone island of peace provided shelter for single mothers in Lullingu. On the eastern corner of the Congo, run by eccentric Spanish nuns, it gave hope and comfort to those who needed it most.
Long gone but never forgotten, we wanted to keep its memory alive and gave our farm the name in memory of those ladies of courage who went the extra mile for the less fortunate and believed in a better, more welcoming world.Read More
Keller’s B&B Farmstay is set in the rural Swan Valley with cows, sheep and other farm animals yet only half an hour from central city Perth. The property is close to Sandalford Winery and the Margaret River Chocolate company as well as the historic town of Guildford. Feel free to roam around the farm or visit the Swan Valley’s attractions or use Keller’s as your base as we’re only 20 minutes to the Perth CBD, 10 minutes to the airport and 20 minutes to the ocean (Hillary’s Boat Harbour).
There is much to do around this region such as visiting the wineries and breweries, restaurants and cafes, local attractions, local produce and much more. Visit the Swan Valley Visitor Centre homepage to find out more.
Stay a few days, you will be enchanted by the working farm and enthralled by the amazing animals. Keller’s farmstay is certainly a world away from your city life.
This small family business is run by Philipp and Marija and supported by their 2 children . Philipp (originally from Switzerland), and Marija (with Croatian heritage) have together built their home and hobby farm so that they may enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Both are real foodies and have a passion for their farm. Enjoy the many home made and farm fresh treats for breakfast including Philipps Swiss baked bread, the Zopf, religiously baked every Sunday.
The Keller’s welcome you to their farm and you can roam at your leisure. Both rooms are located on opposite sides of the house with your own private entrance to your room and bathroom and a tranquil garden setting. Breakfast is served in the outdoor café area however you can choose to sit outside your room or even request for breakfast to be delivered to your room.
Rosie (the dog) and our 2 cats (Princess and Penelope) also welcome you.
Read the review of Keller’s Bed and Breakfast on BornToBunk.com and the many reviews on Trip Advisor and Kellers Bed & Breakfast FB.Read More