Doesn’t our farm look great in winter?
The pasture is a rich, growing green. The mature Black Boxes provide habitat for native life and shelter for the sheep. (Ok, the sheep are missing!) And it’s just rained – see the rainbow!
Does 400 acres sound like a lot of farmland? Not here! Northwest Victoria is semi-arid. Ours is a small farm, not big enough for us to ‘live off’.
Our farm is on the Wimmera plains in northwest Victoria. Warracknabeal is the nearest town to where we live.
‘Mum‘ is ‘midwife’ at lambing, does lots of weeding in paddocks, other farm jobs as needed, and is an environmental educator.
‘Son‘ enjoyed learning about the farm as part of his ‘home education’ schooling and being a part of anything on it, especially taking sheep to the animal nursery at the local show. He now helps out with the jobs.
Photos and drawings by J. Clark (cc) 2014
Permission is given for this information to go on the family farms website by J. Clark 2014
last updated 11/2/2014