December 29, 2014

Last post for 2014.
Here’s a photo that I took earlier this month that was upstaged by farm happenings of the day.
I’m taking a short blogging break and will be back in the New Year.
Thank you for all your encouragement and support throughout the year.
Who would have thought that 2 years ago when I challenged myself to record a year on our farm that:
a) I would be able to take photos each day,
b) that other people would find it interesting,
c) that I’m still doing it and
d) that the Farm-ily team still allows me to stalk their daily movements with camera in hand.
I am thrilled that so many people from all over the world enjoy the daily goings-on on our farm. Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave comments. This spurs this journey on.
See you in 2015


December 28, 2014

Nearly time for the new Farm-ily calendar.
Who else makes calendars with their blog photos?
I find it hard to narrow down the 100’s of photos to just a dozen. So I pick my top 30 and all the family votes on their top 12. This makes it much easier to then pick the final 12 (+ 1 bonus for the cover). Would love to hear what you do.



December 17, 2014

Paddocks will need re-raking after last night’s windstorm.


December 8, 2014

Galah chicks letting the parents know
just how hungry they are.



Hay Making with Hay Caps

Today I want to share something a little different.

A few weeks ago we had Vince Bucello from Midstate Video Productions here filming for a documentary on Australian agriculture. He spent a day with us filming the making of oaten hay. Some of his amazing drone photos can be seen here, here and another below. Whilst Vince was here we got him to make us a Hay Cap promo incorporating some of his amazing drone and GoPro images.

Building the stack of hay

Hay Caps are a big part of our operation now - their usage is an integral part of our hay production and storage; and the manufacturing, marketing, sales and dispatch of Hay Caps take up a lot of our time. The whole process from inventing a new concept to the actual manufacture and distribution of that product has been an amazing experience. And to see it flourish, employing local people, as well as changing the way that hay is covered around the world is humbling.

Over the course of nearly 2 years of my daily photographing our farm and sharing on this blog I have been very careful not to make it about Hay Caps. We are farmers. We are passionate about making top quality fodder. That’s who we are. That’s what we do. Hay Caps came about because we are farmers, who needed a better way, a safer way, a more durable way to cover hay. This blog is about us as farmers. But occasionally something comes along that I just can’t not share, something I hope will give you an insight in to us as farmers.

So here is our Hay Cap promo:
Click here or watch below


November 18, 2014

The golden hour - that magical hour before sunset
when everything glows with a golden light.


November 16, 2014

17mm rain overnight.
Marathon effort yesterday from the whole family to get all the hay
raked, baled, capped & stacked or carted & shedded before it rained.
How grateful we are to have such a team working with us.