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We had a cracker of a weekend, highlighted by an out-of-the-park record breaking market day yesterday. Out of the park. 

We're overwhelmed by the support we receive locally and further afield, and were humbled by the droves of people that showed up yesterday and bought our pork, and chicken, and honey, and egg custard and liver pâté and every single bikkie on the stall. It was amazing. 

If you were one of those people, thank you. Occasionally we wonder if off-farm jobs would be the ticket. We come close to hitting the wall and we panic and wonder what the hell we're doing messing around with chickens. And then we have a stellar day like yesterday and it all becomes clear and we sit around cooking up new horizons. We're pretty inspired over here today. Thank you. 

Because ultimately what we're attempting to do is to hand over this little farm, solvent, to the next generation. To not be the ones to pack it in altogether because the value of the land is worth so much more than the value of the food we can grow on it. 

Today we firmly believe that's possible. Thank you, fabulous people! 

xxx

10 Comments on “sixth generation farmer

Mel
May 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

She’s a natural

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Darren (Green Change)
May 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm

So cute! Gave Megan and I a great chuckle.

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Virginia
May 20, 2013 at 8:40 am

Really impressive guys! To have so many generations farming the same block of land on the Illawarra coast in an amazing achievement. I grew up in the area & remember there being farms (working that is!!) everywhere. Now when I go back they have nearly all been replaced with legoland looking housing estates.
Keep on going – your weekly updates inspire us to keep on going to produce food from our farm & to set up for our next generation.
By the way…your next generation farmer is super cute!!

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Claire Kulyk
May 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Have to say, the Chicken Liver Pate was very YUM. I came home from our humble, happy local markets with your Pate, Rosemary crackers & honey. I found some eggs, bought a loaf of olive Sourdough from the Berry Wood fired Bakery, went home and preceded to have a hearty lunch of pate, crackers and toasted sourdough……delicious. Keep it up please, because being able to buy home grown local produce is one of the reasons I moved here 10 years ago.
Cute pics btw, wish I could pull of a plastic container over my head as well as your little girl does!
Claire

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Cassandra
May 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Congratulations on an awesome day and here’s to many more to come…. You are totally inspirational, even though I’ll never be a farmer. I finally got back out into the vegie patch yesterday after a few months being to ill to contemplate it, and it’s examples like you that just keep me going. Even though I’m too far away to visit the market, thankyou from the bottom of my gumboots!

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Genevieve
May 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I’ve recently discovered your little bit of blog land and am so glad I did. Thank you for taking the time to share. We’re working to turn our little piece of far south coast land into an abundant and productive food forest and pastured poultry enterprise. It’s slow progress (on account of kids and the need for paid work), but we’ll get there. It’s been so great reading about your approach and so heartening to hear about your market success. Hurray. All the best, Genevieve

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Louise
May 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I am glad you have had such success at the market. We are at the beginning of a similar journey and it’s great to get your inspiration.

LOVE the bucket on the head.

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Daisy P
May 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I think hubby and I should make a trip to one of the market days. We’d love to see where the pork we buy comes from. Happy days 🙂

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Dad
May 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

sixth generation farmer at “Buena Vista” in Australia.

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innerpickle
May 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Yeah good point. What do you reckon? Tenth generation farmer? Sixteenth?!

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