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Linda Stanley
Carlotta, Western Australia
Spiritualist, writer, trekker, foodie, chestnut farmer
Interests: Long distance trekking, Spiritualism, healthy fresh and local food - wherever I am.
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The pigs and I are enjoying this beautiful winter morning Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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The new season is on it's way, the chestnuts have begun to flower . We will have to rob our bee hives very soon to make sure that the next lot of honey after this current batch will be all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Back home at Chestnut Brae after the journey to study chestnut product production in Europe we were delighted to find that our shed extension is almost finished. So now we can move our office into the upstairs room and finally... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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When we purchased Chestnut Brae in November last year, we were unaware that its garden had in years gone by been part of the Open Garden Scheme. It was rather overgrown when we bought it and we spent many weeks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
After a day spent walking London and then travelling through Belgium and France I have noticed the following trends. High heels are definitely out, and flat heels are the go, although flat heels have always been popular in Europe as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Today we toured Belgian garden centres and they are preparing for Christmas at present. I just love Belgian Christmas products they are so inspiring. In recent years in Australia the quality of Christmas products has declined to a point of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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A beautiful day in the Scottish Highlands yet again. Coming across from the west coast towards Perth before heading south towards Carlisle the scenery changed dramatically. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Met up with John in Edinburgh where he was teaching a Strategic Development workshop that looks at what small businesses need to do now in order to continue to be viable and to succeed in the coming years in today’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
Off to Edinburgh tonight to meet up with John. Family are farm sitting for us. Part of the plan is to study how the Italians and French make chestnut products. I have been anxiously waiting for this study tour since... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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We have had our first WWOOFer with us since 26the June, so he has been with us for 9 1/2 weeks, and in that time he has totally caught us up on all the jobs we have had on our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Where did all the daffodils go?? Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Rainbow touches Chestnut Brae Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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The festival was brilliant this weekend, perfect weather, gorgeous flowers, heaps of market stalls, talks and demos and thousands of tourists. Well done Nannup! Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Probably the last bonfire of winter. I've lost track of how many we've had, about 17-18 in the last three months. Have almost finished mulching and mowing the orchards. The tractor began to smoke so have had to put a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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After a day of mulching the orchard I went out by the dam to see if I could get a bonfire of prunings to burn and another moment of beauty took my breath away. This property is full of OMG... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Oh my goodness there are moments in life when nature forces me to pause in awe at its beauty. This evening as I was just about to hoe some ground to plant more potatoes i looked up and the falling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Now that the pressure of harvest has passed and the sun made an appearance between the rain showers, I could give some attention to the garden. The roses were badly in need of pruning. One in particular was entwined with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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It was such a beautiful sunny winters day today it was hard to come inside, but I wanted to try making the Chestnut Anzac biscuits without flour, so I had to leave the rest of the pruning of the roses... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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I probably shouldn’t admit this as a chestnut farmer, but I really don’t understand why people rave about roasted chestnuts. The first time I had roasted chestnuts was on an icy morning from a street vendor in London, and they... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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The sound of heavens blessing pouring down on our roof has kept me inside this morning and turned my thoughts to cooking something warming on this almost winter day. John adores Chestnut Anzacs so they were first on my must... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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The sound of heavens blessing pouring down on our roof has kept me inside this morning and turned my thoughts to cooking something warming on this almost winter day. John adores Chestnut Anzacs so they were first on my must... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Everything is so green today Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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And yet another fungi has popped up today Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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Wow look what just popped up under the chestnut tree. Fairies have been playing. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer
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And all these! Don't know if these ones are edible? They smell like edible ones Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Linda Stanley The Chestnut Farmer