Category Archives: Community

ANZAC Day

This morning I milked the cows as many Australians gathered for dawn services to  remember and reflect. I always find ANZAC morning particularly poignant, in the quiet of predawn (as I collect the cows for milking) the gravity of what happened … Continue reading

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Comparing Notes

Dairy discussion groups have been important for many reasons over many years in the dairy industry.  Sharing ideas, learning new ways, getting moral support or hearing from someone who has gone before are all valuable parts of being in a … Continue reading

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Farm Day

Farm Day is on Sunday!  We are looking forward to meeting the city family we will host for the day at Montrose. We have taken part in Farm Day for several years and really enjoy helping an interested city family … Continue reading

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Nuffield Scholarships offer a chance of a life time.

Nuffield Australia scholarships applications are now open for 2013. I was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship in 2010. It was an incredible year of learning and I made many life long friendships. Any Australian primary producer should consider … Continue reading

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Pitching in to make rural communities work

While farms are one patch of land, farmers help make up the diverse communities in which we live.  In rural areas we all need to ‘pitch in’ to make things happen.  This week we have been involved with; Chairing a … Continue reading

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Water ‘n Poo

Today I’ll be setting up to pump effluent onto some recently grazed pastures. Every time I do this task I can’t get one song out of my head it’s Will Gilmer’s Water ‘n Poo. This song has been around for … Continue reading

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