I have been contemplating, struggling, juggling and basically driving myself a little nuts with wondering if now is the right time to start to share our 'farming' with yourselves. On one hand I can't help but feel that someone reading will only be interested in seeing the hard work after its paid off...seeing the product … Continue reading The start of it all
In 2017 we planted 5kg of classic Tassie purple hard neck garlic. We did so in a rush, cultivating directly into pastured rows between our young fruit trees in the orchard. We turned the soil over with the rotary hoe behind our trusty Kubota, excitedly sourced 5 kg of garlic which had already shot and … Continue reading Learning our garlic!
Paddock fencing was complete. The process proved itself a little more timely than anticipated due to weather conditions and at one point I found myself one Friday afternoon (with a baby on my back and young son by my side) driving in star pickets and making up a temporary fenced area to keep our pigs … Continue reading Stretching their legs on new ground
Our property was in majority without fencing upon purchase. Although there is some very old fencing between ourselves and the beautiful 65 acres of bush land to our south, these fences are not sturdy enough to prevent the wildlife feasting on our pasture night after night; nor are they going to keep a determined large … Continue reading Boundary fencing decisions
This day had been long awaited. I had been in touch with a lovely breeder of English Large Black Pigs in Qld many months ago, she had two suitable little gilts (young female pigs) who were were born within a few days of each other (they share a father but have different mothers, therefore are … Continue reading The arrival of Edith and Esme
Although the idea of just planting, building and following our instinct can some times feel like the right thing to do; deep down it doesn't sit right with either of us. Learning to treat our land with the respect and care it deserves is a slow but very needed process in developing any form of … Continue reading Learning, Learning and more paperwork
Land and so much possibility. The options for filling it have been bubbling in our heads since we first stumbled through the long grass on the track leading us to the river the day we decided we must call this place home. Within our dreams are a herd of cattle, maybe Highland as we can't … Continue reading 2 Little Piglets