Pasture Hay in Bales

Fifty bales of hay…

This time of the year is when the craziness starts. The moment we cut the pastures or oats, to make hay, it’s like some gremlin inhabits the farm and makes everyone mad. To get really good quality hay, it’s best if it doesn’t get a rain on it, before it’s in bales. The Boss is…

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Whales, whales, whales!

  Heading on from my previous post,about wildflowers and tourists flocking to WA to see them, Whales are also on the tourists wish list of things to see. These whales were at my local beach, last weekend. Now I have to confess, I didn’t see them and it was only a chance conversation with our…

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‘No life without bees’ by Andrew Wyszynski

Introducing Andrew Wyszynski, of Maya Sunny Honey in the Mudgee region of NSW.  Andrew is the 38th farmer I have featured this year in my quest to feature 52 farming stories to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer.   Summary of our farming enterprise: Maya Sunny honey is a 100% raw honey range, handcrafted wholly by Andrew and…

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Sunsets galore and Silver Gums!

We’ve been having gorgeous sunsets over the last week or so. Spring tends to throw breath taking weather events at us, including these amazing, nightly spectaculars. I love it when I’ve got time to stop and look at them.   And between trying to get Silver Gums finished and a few family things, stopping and…

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Who made your dinner last night?

Introducing the Maitland Family from Clare, South Australia, their story is number 35 in my quest to feature 52 Farmers in 52 weeks in celebration of the  Australian Year of the Farmer.  Summary of our family and farming enterprise: The Maitland family own and operate a farming business, on the family property, 15 minutes north…

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Eat healthy, eat local by Warren Pensini

Introducing Warren Pensini of Blackwood Valley Beef from Boyup Brook in Western Australia. Warren’s story is number 33 of 52, in my celebration of  The Australian Year of the Farmer.  Summary of your family and farming enterprise Blackwood Valley Beef is located on 1640 acres in the gently undulating countryside of the Blackwood Valley in…

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Guest Blog: Evan McHugh author of Outback Stations

Evan McHugh is my guest today, talking about his latest book, Outback Stations. Of course this subject is something I’m pretty familiar with and my love of the station country is well known. You’ll probably all realise this book is firmly entrenched in my bookshelf! Here’s Evan: While researching previous outback books, the names of…

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Working with Mother Nature.

Introducing Alexandra Guild, her story is number 31 in my quest to feature 52 Farming Stories in 52 weeks to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer. I only came to live in the bush at the age of 43 and hit the ground running, so to speak. 1995 was a year of drought, not the…

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How do you harvest your sunshine?

Introducing Ainsley McArthur, her husband Rob and their six children from the Central Queensland Coast. Their story is number 30 in my quest to feature 52 Farming stories in 52 weeks my way of celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer.   Summary of our life on the land: Rob and I, along with our six children,…

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Helene Young; Burning Lies and her garden!

Today I’m really excited to have Helene Young here chatting with us. Burning Lies is Helene’s third book; her previous two have won and been nominated, respectively, for the Romance Writers R*BY award – romantic elements. Being a bit of  a crime fan, I loved Helene’s first two book and have just cracked open the…

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I have a dream….by Catherine Marriott

I have a dream……where producers and consumers have an equal passion, respect and understanding for food production in our country. Following my participation in the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award this year and the resultant formation of the company Influential Women, I now have a conduit to spread the amazing stories we have in agriculture. My…

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