How to prune your lemon tree

July 15th, 2016

In winter, citrus colours our garden with vibrant pops of yellow and orange. Recipes including these deliciously sour fruits spring to mind and fills our kitchen with ...

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Making Magic Tea

June 27th, 2016

Although claimed by many, the origin of Kombucha remains a mystery. Most sources attribute this “magic tea” to the Chinese, dating back over 5000 years. We have to admit that a jar of fermenting Kombucha looks like a science experiment: however, the end-product is a deliciously refreshing drink with many alleged health benefits.

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Early Morning Solitude

September 30th, 2011


MC, one of our vineyard managers, shares an unusual experience on the farm:
Like any working farm, there is activity at Babylonstoren from sunrise to sunset ...

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A New Arrival

September 22nd, 2011


A year-old steenbok ram was introduced onto the farm this weekend to increase the diversity of the existing gene pool of steenbokkies found on ...

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New signs of life on the vines

September 16th, 2011



Our winemaker, Charl Coetzee, tells us what’s happening in the vineyards…
Springtime!  The time of year that the vineyards start to grow again.  ...

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Guava ‘sparklers’

September 13th, 2011


Babel is making guava ‘sparklers’ with fresh Cape pondweed (also known as waterblommetjies), grown a stone’s throw away in our own ponds. Because the ...

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Clivia fireworks display

September 9th, 2011



The clivias in Babylonstoren’s garden are now at their best, flowering in a variety of colours ranging from yellow and peach, to orange ...

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Planting a forest

September 7th, 2011

If you visit Babylonstoren now and take a stroll down to the dam at the far end of the farm, you’ll notice a new woodland ...

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