Category: Farm

The Future is in Your Hands

Our biggest challenge on this direct meat selling adventure is spreading the word about what we are doing and the reasons why we are doing it. I completely underestimated how difficult this would be. So here we go, some reasons to buy our delicious pork, lamb and beef. Taste. I …


The 50-Year Account

I’ve written before about our “tribe”. The people whom our lives are meshed with in such a way that there is a two-way road of support that happens as life requires it. This happens without a big song and dance, it just happens. Since being on the farm I’ve been …


Looking forward!

This has been the perfect holiday. Perfect weather, location, company…. but as is always the way, holidays are a short escape from the pressures of home and they don’t last forever. Vern has already headed home as his folks are away for another full week of treatment and he also …


Forever The Optimist

About 5 years ago our youngest son and daughter took on the bucket rearing of a calf, one of twins, which had been rejected by her mother. Each of the kids had to feed the calf once a day either before school or in the evening before they went to …


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 …



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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