Marius joined us in early April 2014 for a week. A maths teacher from London but originally he was born in Poland. He had an inspiring life story that was driven by his passion to do more with his life. He gained a lot from being with us and he was fun to be with…

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Organic Farm Update Well it’s been a few weeks now since my last update so another update is about due for sure. Right now it is mid-summer and hot with a capital H and dry with a HUGE capital D! We have had one decent rain since January with spotting rain only twice during that…

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Children often show us the simple and beautiful things about life. Kyra was so proud after picking our very first papaya. We planted the trees just over a year ago on a very dry bank but they not only survived they fruited also. Watch the two minute video below. The joy that Kyra shows is…

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Did you know that the main issue being created by GMO’s in foods is allergic reaction – creating swelling, digestive issues, and immune issues such as joint pain. GMO’s are causing an IMMUNE response — BIG OUCH — because they are substances alien to¬†our bodies. Our bodies do NOT recognise the new proteins so our…

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The temperatures at the Happy House Farm range from 29 degrees C through to 38 degrees in the hot and dry summer. In this climate mulching is a must to preserve soil moisture. There is however a lot more to mulching than you might think.

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It was so loverly to spend a few simple moments today and go and pick our first papaya with Kyra. Kyra loves papaya (and so do I) so we have planted around about 35 papaya trees so far. We have lost about 10 seeing we planted them in the wrong place or at the wrong…

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Comfrey (Symphytum) is a native to cooler climates where it will grow in a splendor of abundance that often needs curtailing. Fortunately the heat and dry weather¬†curtails comfreys natural vigorous growth here in the Philippines. And because of it’s hunger for water and nitrogen, unlike in cooler climates, it does not overrun your garden.

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Yes sunflowers grow in the Philippines! Here is the proof … If however we are able to get some good seed from them that is another thing. These sunflowers were grown from ‘kitchen’ seed – seed we bought in Singapore to eat.

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Watch our latest video (which is a little funny) where Madeline (our guest) and David erected the new Happy House Farm sign that Madeline painted up on an old plywood board. So now we are ‘signed’ and ready to pump!

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Madeline joined us a week after she arrived in the Philippines – her first stop was at a dog sanctuary (Dogs Mountain) located just a few kilometers up the road from us. She wrote a¬†beautiful¬†piece below. We worked on two projects while she was here: herb garden bed and the¬†remodeling¬†of our outside ‘dirty kitchen’. We…

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It was transformation time this morning. We have had a dry dusty patch of bare soil sitting next to the Little Happy House entrance for way too long. We had two beautiful ornamental trees that we were gifted in Baguio as house plants. They had grown exponentially since being transferred to the Happy House Farm…

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Our little worm wigglers are doing great now after we created better breeding grounds for them. Peek at this video and you will see how we have made some simple adaptations that you can use in a small home garden. We have still got the worms (African Night Crawlers) in the main vermicompost pile in…

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After just planting the papaya seedlings in Nov 2013 when they were just 500mm tall and three months old at the time – grown straight from seed – some are now flowering and stand at nearly two metres tall! This is amazing! The Little Happy House is not getting some great afternoon shade seeing the…

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Finola joined us from her first day in the Philippines. She was wanting to learn from different organic farms how to do things so was curious about what we were up to. She stayed 2 weeks then went off to chase the surf up the east coast from here. Here’s what she said about the…

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Living in Nature Explore the abundance of living in nature while taking the time to create a new and more abundant future. Taking the time, even just a few days, to enjoy living close to nature can revitalise your body and thinking, giving you new perspectives and expanded thinking. Join with a small group at…

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We have had a busy pre and post Christmas creating the Little Happy House guest room. We are expecting our first batch of guests in late Jan when we run our first course: “Living In Nature“.

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Start of a great week. We had a great week digging out the compost then the ground soil from the Little Happy House new guest room. I started on my own and then decided I wanted to have more fun and get some help.

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  Dag was looking for a great place to hang out during the Korean winter where he has been living for the last few years high up in a remote mountain village. He found us in the WWOOF book. He’s not a man of many words but a superb story teller and hard worker. Here’s…

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  Katrina made a quick visit to us just before Christmas on her way to Baguio City. She will return for a week in April next year when she has time off work. My stay at the Happy House Farm was short but fun. David and Ate Carol were so nice and baby Kyra so…

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