The Daintree in far North Queensland Australia is the oldest rainforest in the world. It predates the amazon and has survived six mass extinctions. Some would consider it the world's last and oldest living museum of flora and fauna. For ten years we have called Muluridji and Kuku Yalanji country our home.
We secured five acres of part clean canvas and part rainforest, dating back at least five hundred years. In establishing a specimen garden, we have planted nearly six hundred trees and plants in the past ten years. Including Queensland Kari, Northern Maple, Black Bean, Sancowski, Ficus, Four variations of tamarind, Rainbow Gum, Wheel of fire, Grevillia robusta, Flame trees, Manitou, Syzygium a few different variates, rose silky oak, Corymbia smouldering red, Backhousia myrtifolia, Daintree pine, Atherton oak, and other different flowering and fruit trees both native and exotic.
See the photos (left) of before (2013) and after (2022). We now have visitors like cassowaries, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, countless butterflies, birds and beautiful wasps.
I have always been a frugal consumer and Nourishing Traditions cook, shout out to Sally Fallon. I enjoy a secluded life spending my days with my family and dog, writing, painting, cooking and gardening.
I can be found on the weekends at my local market selling and trading medicinal and edible plants, my books and a range of hand painted terracotta pots.