The Blog of Many Beginnings

I started writing this blog post at the end of December. We’d finished another ordinary harvest and I was busting to go to the beach for a holiday (kindly supplied by very generous family members). To tell you the truth I’d had enough of home, work and everything attached to …

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A Pig’s Tale

I’m sure there are many people who wonder where on earth we are coming from with the prices we charge for our pork, especially when you see the prices that you can get bacon or a roast for in the supermarkets and even butchers shops. The simple fact is that …

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IT’S ON!

The dry end to winter that kept up in spring has made November really, really busy. With windrowing of canola and harvest happening three weeks ahead of normal (whatever normal is), there were ramped up stress levels around here as Vern worked hard to get the sheep crutched and jetted …

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Don’t Stew…. REVIEW!

At the start of the final week for September orders numbers were down. It also coincided with the ESA Teen Camp that Vern cooks for (and I’m queen of the dishes) in Halls Gap. I had the worst night’s sleep I can remember in a long time at the start …

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Its Good to have Another Option

When we started selling our pork locally there was the odd person that had concerns that maybe we were drawing business from the local butchers. Every now and then another ‘whisper’ arises and it is something that I find very frustrating so it’s time to get a few facts and …

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What Money Can’t Buy

While out and about this morning feeding and shifting pigs I was thinking about things (nothing new there). Please don’t take this as a “pity me” post. It’s just my rambling thoughts. The bulk of our income comes in at the start of the year after harvest. Last harvest wasn’t …

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