Art by MD
MD is an artist from the Central Queensland region and he is also one of our Pleasant Mountain Retreat family members.
MD was born with a disability called 48,XXXY syndrome, this is a type of chromosome abnormality characterized by the presence of 2 extra X chromosomes in males.
It is sometimes referred to as a variant of Klinefelter syndrome, but differs from Klinefelter syndrome in many ways and is more severe.
MD has journeyed with the intellectual, physical and mental impacts of the disability since birth but this has not let his family or him give up on having a quality life.
MD developed his love of art in his early teens and has gone on to develop his own style of creative works drawing from multiple methods of artistry.Visit Online Store read more
The team at Pleasant Mountain are proud to partner with MD and be able to sell his art through our online store.
Goanna Hill Chilli & Relishes
Goanna Hill is the name given to the Duff family's property when they moved to the Geata Community in 1990; so called because of the number of Goanna's that frequented the large Iron bark Tree at the top of the hill they chose to build on.
Jane Duff has been making chilli sauce for 25 years and still enjoys it as much as when she first started. The first sauce she ever made was Dragon's Breath a delicious combination of Chillies, some of which were growing wild on the banks of the creek. She says "Back then I had no idea that there were hotter chillies than the Bird's Eyes I was using, I was soon educated that in fact there were many more delicious hot chillies".Visit Online Store read more
Whilst she enjoys making the hot sauces, I prefer the milder cayenne chillies for their flavour and heat and have found they can be added to any fruit you desire to make delicious sauces, which can be used in a variety of ways to any meal. Even ice cream!
Jane does make a few with Habanero Chillies and one with Scorpion Chillies, for those who prefer a hotter sauce.
Jane has won four trophies in the Mr Chilli Awards, each year that she has entered.
All sauces are gluten free, naturally made the old fashioned way with no artificial colours or preservatives. All fruit and chillies used are organically grown.
The team at Pleasant Mountain are proud to partner with Goanna Hill and be able to sell their product through our online store.
Trevor Watts is the lead guide, licensed crocodile skin leather worker and licensed taxidermist at the Gaeta Gator Park in Queensland.
Trevor has spent most of his life working with and around crocodiles in far north QLD and has since relocated his passion for the Australian Saltwater Crocodiles to Gaeta, based in the Burnett High Country.Visit Online Store read more
Trevor's skill and quality of work are known Australia wide and he has been invited to numerous conferences and events to demonstrate his talent.
Over the years Trevor has developed partnerships with legal crocodile farms across Australia where he sources his ethical skins and crocodiles.
Trevor is also a published author with some amazing stories from his life experience.
It is our pleasure at Pleasant Mountain Retreat to partner with Trevor through our online store.