Welcome to Peppercorn Creek Farm - a Twelve Tribes Community.
Just one and a half hours southwest of Sydney, you’ll find our community on a 45-acre farm in the Razorback Range, where a beautiful creek winds through, with peppercorn trees overhanging the water’s edge… hence the name: Peppercorn Creek Farm.
By saying “community”, we do not mean a loose association of individuals in a common location, nor a multiple-occupancy or land co-op, but rather an extended family of married couples, single people, and children, sharing a common social, spiritual and economic goal. We follow Yahshua the Messiah, commonly referred to as “Jesus” in the New Testament. Our goal, as was the first church in Acts 2 and 4 is to create a life of care and growth for the common good – building one another up in love. We work together to make this life increase and have gladly embraced the hard work it often entails (both physically and spiritually.)
Though we work hard with many building projects, mostly we want to build up and encourage one another. That is our greatest project. We work hard to maintain our love and loyalty towards one another, and we are grateful for the One who created us and who makes this life possible. When we live open, honest lives, we ensure that peace is in our midst, and in this setting, genuine love abounds.
We gather twice a day, early in the morning and in the evening where we play music, dance, sing and speak from the things within our hearts. In this way we feed one another spiritually. Afterwards, we share our meals together, and enjoy the fellowship that we have been given.
We have many children, so our life is busy with caring for them and bringing them alongside us in what we are doing. They love being involved in everything we do and being a part of building up this life. They know they’re necessary.
If you were to take a walk around our farm, you will see us in the organic vegetable gardens that we are learning to care for, mowing the lawns, or in the busy kitchen producing wholesome food. We also welcome HelpX and other volunteers to join us and lend a helping hand while traveling here in Australia. People of many nationalities live in our community, so you may find your language spoken here. We look forward to hosting anyone wishing to learn with us and enjoy the reward of “growing” -- organically, physically and spiritually.
Our bakery and café nearby at the Razorback Inn (c.1849 ) is also a hive of activity, where all can participate and share together in our common life as we serve our customers. We bake a full range of organic sourdough breads, organic gluten-free bread, as well as Pizza in the wood-fired oven, three nights a week. All our food is made from scratch: steaming-hot sandwiches, the soup of the day, a good Australian meat pie, items off the grill, desserts, and fresh salads.
Please call, send us an e-mail or just drop in whenever in the area. We are very glad to share our life with you for a brief visit or a longer stay. Our home is always open to anyone who desires to see the life we live. It’s the reason we are here!
Try our energizing Green Drink, with freshly blended organic juices and fresh organic green leafy vegetables ....