It’s hard to explain, to someone who hasn’t lived ‘in the bush’, what it’s like to be here day in day out. There’s a lot to love about living here, when I’m not finding creepy crawlies in my house. One of the hardest times to live in a small town is when the industry around you is struggling. This is especially true if the reason a year isn’t going well is due to something as simple as rain.
I swear it gets earlier every year. this is the time of year that is the most stressful for our family- seeding (some call it planting) is here once again. This is when the big decisions that could affect the success of the whole farm get made- what variety of what grain will go in which paddock, and when. Start too early and you might find your seed germinates and dies in the autumn heat, start too late and the crop might not get the rain when it most needs it, or might not grow enough before the weather warms up yet again. Continue reading
Life on the farm definitely has it’s ups and downs, but I’ve got to say spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The flowers are blooming, wildlife is reemerging and everything is still green and full of life. The wildflowers are so magical where we live, it’s a fantastic time to have a drive out if you are nearby!
Life on a farm is full of pretty amazing moments. I love being surrounded by wide open spaces. We see the most awesome things almost everyday- kangaroos, snakes and lizards, sunsets and sunrises- we get it all. This is an insight into the highs and lows of life on a farm, and first up is Burning Season (oh the joys)