Unexpected guests…


The first Tuesday of each month, between 10am and 12 noon, we hold an open morning at A Taste of Paradise and are very pleased to receive visitors from the local community as well as from around Australia and overseas, providing guided tours of the farm and introducing the range of activities that we are

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The Manildra Stampede


Shoalhaven Starches based in Nowra, part of the Manildra group of companies, operates the largest wheat starch and gluten plant of its kind in the world as well as a world-first sustainable ethyl alcohol (ethanol) distillery. They also manufacture a range of stockfeed. Stockfeed Sales representative Phil Monaghan and Chief Engineer Ming Leung have generously donated

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Changing Seasons


As the days get shorter and the temperature falls many things change on the farm. With changing seasons we lose the regular company of many of our native animals. This eastern water dragon will soon go into hibernation for the winter. We will not see the fleeting visits from red bellied black snakes that always

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New Birth.


Spring is an exciting time of new births of many of our farm animals, alongside the wide range of native animals we care for. It gives us many opportunities to share these births with the young people referred to our program and they are actively involved in this process. Some of the sad stuff in

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Snakes Alive!!


Our reptile friends are out again in October and these Red Bellied Black snakes I managed to photograph last season, in a romantic embrace. They are a very important part of the biodiversity on the farm. . They help me keep things in balance. I spend time teaching the young people to treat them with respect and

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