July 3, 2020

In May we planted by hand 63 Indian Sandalwood seedlings into the seed orchard. The seed orchard contains trees planted in the past two years. The trees were created by grafting the best trees harvested in the last four years. The seedlings planted this year are from s...

January 5, 2018

 It's hard to grow veggies in the Kimberley. Everything is out to kill it! Bugs, hot sun, caterpillars, aphids, thrip, viruses, wallabies, bowerbirds. This year we did have some success with the completion of our wallaby proof garden.

 Some veggies were a winner like t...

December 6, 2017

When the dryseason cold weather finishes in about September (when daytime temperatures reach 38deg C) we notice the lawn starting to yellow. We know it's a good time to give it some TLC with Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertiliser.

Rebekah and I decided to have some fun and...

November 16, 2017


In 2017 we harvested around 400 17yr old Indian Sandalwood trees. When cutting down the trees I keep an eye out for any trees which show exceptionally good quantity of heartwood as a % of the diameter and also those that have heartwood high up the tree (up to 5m). I'm...

November 17, 2016

Recently we shipped 4 tonnes of sandalwood to Perth for repacking in a container for export to Taiwan. This wood included for the first time a shipment of branches >25mm in diameter which had small amounts of heartwood. We harvested the trees in May 2016. The wood was...

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