August 30, 2018

I’m not usually one to blow my own trumpet... but... this happened this week. 

Those that have been following Farm-ily for a while probably know that I am way more comfortable behind the camera and are rarely seen in front of the camera, but the tables did turn last week when a photographer from The Weekly Times came to visit. 

I was very surprised and humbled to receive a nomination for the 2018 Shine Awards. 

I did question my nomination… there are so many more worthy women to have their stories told. I’m just someone who takes a lot of photos whilst working alongside the family on our farm. Apparently that made me just the sort of person that they wanted to profile for the launch of this year’s awards. 

You can read the story here.

The Shine Awards are designed to raise the profile and celebrate rural women.

So if you know a rural woman who deserves to have their story told, give them a chance to shine. Nominations are now open. 


August 21, 2018

A magnificent Wedge-tailed Eagle 

Spotted on a neighbour’s property today with an injured wing so KoonaWonga Wildlife Rescue was called. It will be rehabilitated and then released back to the farm to be reunited with its mate.



August 12, 2018

These little Superb Fairy-wrens are one of my favourite birds that call our farm home. 

A new research project about these sweet and intriguing birds is calling for citizen scientists to help. And it is easy to get involved. Visit The Fairywren Project for more information.


August 11, 2018

Port of Echuca. 

Built in 1865 the Echuca Wharf sits on the Victorian side of the Murray River about 1½ hours drive west of our farm. It was once Australia’s largest inland port where wool & other produce was bought in from isolated stations along the Murray Darling river systems to the railhead at Echuca, transported to Melbourne and then shipped overseas. 

Echuca was also the main shipbuilding centre for river transport. The wharf is over 10m high with 3 levels to accommodate the changing levels of the river... it is currently very low. 

The Port of Echuca now houses the largest collection of paddlesteamers in the world. The PS Adelaide (pictured far right) was built in 1866 and is the oldest wooden hulled paddlesteamer still operating in the world.


August 7, 2018

The difference of a year. 
Comparing last year to this year, same paddock, both sown to oats.