The A – Z of Farming…

How much do you know about farming? If you remember a couple of years ago, I ran a segment called 52 Farmer blogs, in conjunction with the Australian Year of the Farmer. This year, it’s the International Year of the Family Farm and two other family farmers are going to join me here while we…

READ MORE

Farms, quiet? No way!

It’s a bit chilly in our neck of the woods! Over the weekend, our temps dropped well below 15 degrees – in fact there was one time I looked at the weather station and I saw 13c. Winter is well on it’s way. Autumn is lambing  and these girls below, have had their lambs, they’re…

READ MORE
A beautiful Barham avacado ready to eat!

Real food needs real farmers

Introducing Tim and Katrina Myers from Barham in Southern NSW. Their story is number 36 in my quest to feature 52 farmers in 52 weeks to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer.   Summary of our enterprise Tim and Katrina took over the family farm Horseshoe Bend, just outside the southern New South Wales…

READ MORE

Follow a farmer – Mae Connelly

Introducing Mae Connelly from Pingrup in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Mae’s Story is number 26 in my Farmer Blogs series, celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise My husband Rohan has been working on his family’s grain and sheep farm at Pingrup for the last 10 years. His…

READ MORE

Feed time at (old) McDonald’s Farm

Feed time on McDonald’s farm happens every second day, when there isn’t any feed. Even though we had a whopping 45mm about eight weeks ago, we have had very little since and the paddocks are baring up quickly. Any tiny little morsel of green grass has been found and munched on by every-on-the-hunt sheep and…

READ MORE

Special things about farming

  I have just watched a heifer have her calf. There is nothing more special than watching a brand new life come into the world, be it animal or human. A “heifer” is a first time mum and like all of us, when we’re first timers, they’ve got some things to learn. She sniffed it…

READ MORE