December 31, 2019

Tonight we bid farewell to 2019 but with a heavy heart as so much of South Eastern Australia is burning. Please take care and stay safe.


December 30, 2019

The top Farm-ily posts for 2019. 

Thank you all for your continued interest in this blog and my photos. 
You inspire me to keep looking each day for the beauty that is around us.


December 27, 2019

So are they just testing to see who reads this or is this for real! 
10-day weather outlook from yr.no



December 22, 2019

It’s the time of year for hampers.

This year’s hamper of delectable goodies from regional Australia includes the most delicious tomato relish from Shandonvale Station, Aramac, central Queensland; seasoned pecans from Barefoot Farm, Byron Bay; chocolate coated pumpkin seeds from PepoFarms, Ovens; a festive cookie from Kara & Moo Cookies, Yarrawonga; sweet chilli sauce from Mind Ur Mouth, Eldorado; bushman’s mix pepper grinder from Charlies Gourmet Salt & Pepper, Ardlethan; clever little dip mix from In A Pickle, Young; native bushfood chocolate from social enterprise Kakadu Plum Co; jam like grandma made from Quincey Jones Jelly Preserves Co, Echuca; decadent chocolate mud cake mix from Story Book Cakes, Warwick; the highly sort after Lego Farmer calendar from Little Brick Pastoral & of course our very own Farm-ily calendar. 
All this on a custom-made glass platter from Cydonia Glass Studio in Tocumwal. 

Australian made regional produce.



December 9, 2019

Packaging orders

 If you missed out, pre-orders for a reprint of the Little Brick Pastoral 2020 calendar are being taken now.


December 5, 2019

The flowering Silky Oak bringing in the birds, including this Blue-faced Honeyeater.


December 4, 2019

It’s "What is it Wednesday"... so what do you think this is?


November 28, 2019

Tocumwal Blowhole

The blowhole is a deep hole on a granite outcrop only 5kms from our farm. 
Unlike coastal blowholes it doesn’t blow out water but it has been known to gurgle and bubble at certain times of the year.  

Local Indigenous, the Ulupna and Bangarang people, believed the blowhole was connected to the Murray River, 10kms away, by an underground stream through which a native spirit would travel.


November 22, 2019

The 2020 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 or at the Tocumwal Post Office.



November 13, 2019

The irony of waiting for hay to dry after rain before baling failed crops. 
Pity the rain didn’t come 6 weeks ago.


November 12, 2019

Hay Cap deliveries into the hills today. 2 drops done, 1 to go. 
Photo from our delivery driver Rob.