November 30, 2018

The 2019 Farm-ily Calendar has arrived!!

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! 

To purchase online click here
Locally the calendar can be purchased at Daisy Mae’s in Finley, Tocumwal Post Office & Vintage Wood'n'That in Barooga.


November 28, 2018

Bit blown away by the response to yesterday’s roll call. 
Thank you all for your comments. It is a delight to know where you are all visiting from. 
And thank you for being interested in Farm-ily.


November 27, 2018

Today I’m doing a roll call across all my social media platforms (sounds impressive... but I really only have this blog, Facebook & Instagram). I’m curious as to where all my followers are from. 

So why not join in the fun. Where are you all from? Please comment with your town/country. 
And in case you are wondering... we are based near Tocumwal, southern NSW, Australia. 

P.S. today’s photo taken before sunrise of a heron surveying its surrounds.


November 25, 2018

Wildflowers putting on a colourful display on the Bogong High Plains in the Victorian Alps.



National Ag Day

Today is National Ag Day
A day to celebrate all things agriculture. 
A day to celebrate the farmers around Australia who feed us, who clothe us, who #growforgood


November 18, 2018

Here’s to the pollinators. 

Pollinators are just so important to not only flowering plants but also agriculture. 1 out of every 3 bites of food that you eat is there because of pollinators. 

This week the Wild Pollinator Count has been calling for citizen scientists to submit a count of native pollinators. It only takes 10 minutes to get involved. 
Hurry. Last day today to submit your count.


November 16, 2018

The Kurrajongs are flowering early & prolifically. 
Is this a sign of something for the coming summer I wonder?


November 12, 2018

With still no water allocation and the price of temporary water continually rising we have had to abandon this new stand of lucerne.


November 9, 2018

Baby chicks

An update on October 15th post about the nest of Masked Lapwing’s eggs. You may recall the nest was in the middle of the yard where we were stacking hay on a neighbour’s property.  

Well... they have all hatched. 

Here’s what our neighbour said “Funnily enough the four eggs had two sets of parents with all of them guarding the nest. The first set of chicks hatched 3 days before the latter two. They all survived, I pick the last two chicks up and moved them to a safe place. The two parents were NOT happy but they mothered up and guided the chicks down the lane and away from where we were loading the trucks. Happy days” 

Thank you to the Urquhart family for the update and photo.


November 8, 2018

Some dryland lucerne doing surprisingly well with a little rain.


November 7, 2018

Scientists and students

Each year we host Moruya High School’s Agriculture and Earth & Environmental Year 11 students. Moruya is on the south coast of NSW, some 650kms east of us on the other side of The Great Divide. They come out west to the “flatlands” for a science field trip. 

Fortunate for them today was also the day that the team from the National Oat Breeding Program were inspecting their trial plots.  

Scientists working in the field talking to Agriculture and Earth & Environment students... what a wonderful combination.



November 1, 2018

Little stacks. 

P.S. I have finally got my email notifications for comments working again. It has been a frustrating 6 months without them. Is anyone else on blogger still having this issue? To those that have left comments, particularly a few days after posting and you haven’t got the response that you were expecting from me then I do apologise.