Recently we visited Carrah Farms, about 2 hours north of Perth city in the Calingiri area. Marvellous to get out of town with a group of friends, smell the fresh air and enjoy the peace and quiet!
Sarah first took us on a guided walk through their Wandoo and Marri woodlands which have been fenced off to preserve the wildflowers.
Even at this early stage of the wildflower season there were many beautiful flowers to discover. Lots of oohs and aahs, and of course much happy snapping.
There is plenty of evidence of native wildlife including echidnas and bandicoots (quenda), and many seedlings of native trees and shrubs have been planted to reduce soil erosion.
The majority of the farm is leased for cropping, but they picked a beautiful spot for their home with views to die for. They built their own home with help from many Wwoofers and Helpxers. It is a huge straw bale house also using local recycled timber.
The main living area pictured is about 4 metres wide and probably 20 metres long. This is where the ‘High Teas’ are held.
Sarah cooked and served a delicious afternoon tea, putting to use some of the beautiful silverware, linen and china that she has inherited.
Sarah’s goal in starting her wildflower walks was to combine all the things she loves doing most; spending time in the woodlands, taking photos, cooking, talking and drinking tea. We think she has a winning formula!
Check out their website or Facebook page to book or for more information. Please note that a minimum of 8 per group is required.