December 31, 2017

The top Farm-ily posts for 2017.

Thank you for all your continued encouragement and interest in my little blog about our life on the farm in southern NSW, Australia. Connecting with you all over the years has been a real joy and I cherish the friendships that have formed. Your blogs have opened my eyes to world. 

Happy New Year to you all.




December 22, 2017

It’s the time of year for hampers. 

This year's hampers were inspired by the next generation coming home to the family farm with fresh ideas:

Organic hand milled flour from Woodstock Flour, aroma filled peppermint tea from Everything Peppermint, roasted chickpeas from Pangkarra, rolled oats from Dad's Oats. And for the sweet tooth: chickpea brownie mix from Rupanyup Living, delightful little tarts from Unforgettable Products & custom made cookies from Dough Re Mi Cookie Co. As well as very cute Lego Farmer calendar from Little Brick Pastoral & of course our very own Farm-ily calendar.
All this in beautifully made bags from Laura at Love Laura Bags.

Australian made local goodness.


December 4, 2017

The nest is full with these two little Willie Wagtail chicks.


December 2, 2017

How much rain? seems to be the most commonly asked question by a farmer.
Today’s answer: 52mm.


November 23, 2017

The 2018 Farm-ily Calendar has arrived! 

This is the fifth Farm-ily calendar and each year it is always fun to narrow down my hundreds of photos for the year to just thirteen. And this one has come up a treat I think…. but then I might be a bit biased.

If you are after a uniquely Australian rural calendar, featuring photos from a farm in the Riverina, NSW then this is the one for you!

You can purchase the calendars online via our daughter’s online store: Little Brick Pastoral. Whilst there check out the super cute Lego Farmer calendar and cards.

Alternatively you can email me: or send me a message via Facebook.

Locally the calendar can be purchased at Daisy Mae’s in Finley or at the Tocumwal Post Office.


November 20, 2017

Not what we want to see in the ripening wheat but hopefully there is enough birds and spiders around to keep these armyworms in check.


November 15, 2017

This paddock of new lucerne needs a drink - but what is interesting in this photo is the stripes running vertically up the paddock through some very sandy soil. We deep ripped with a tyne spacing of 50cm & you can tell those lines by the plant colour & vigour.

Dig up some of those plants and the contrast is really obvious.