Category Archives: Farm

Posts about the goings-on on the farm

Elvis

  This year, sadly, Butterfly’s calf didn’t make it. We think it was born dead or died shortly afterwards. Butterfly always hides her calf in the bush for a few days to a week after calving. When we saw she … Continue reading

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Garlic 101 – part 1

There are thousands of known varieties of garlic in the world. In Australia we have relatively only a few. Garlic comes in all shapes, sizes, colours and strengths and variations of flavour. Sadly, here it is widely known as only white, purple, australian, or … Continue reading

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The cows – Hotblack

Hotblack Desiato was born in July 2012. She was such a sweet, tiny little calf. Dora is her dam (mother) and Dougall her sire (father). In comparison to G-Zeus, she was up and on her feet, out munching grass with … Continue reading

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The cows – Dora

We bought Millview Dora Belle two years ago to expand out little herd of three. Dora is a lot shorter, and finer structured than the others. She’s really quite tiny, but is a ‘long legged’ dexter, not a short (I … Continue reading

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Loan-a-bull

We don’t keep a bull on the farm full time. One day we will, but for now, we’ve been ‘borrowing’ one, named Dougall McBrave. Dougall comes from a Dexter breeder over near Collie.  He’s polled (naturally hornless) and is a great … Continue reading

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The cows – Fig

‘Ashben Valley Fig’ came to live with us the same time as Butterfly and Fizz; the first three bovines to grace us with their presence. Also known as Figgy Pop when she is good, and Figgy Matilda when she is … Continue reading

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The cows – Butterfly

Here’s a little intro to the bovine members of our family. Butterfly was the first cow we got. aka “Butters” for short. Her full name is Djookorba Butterfly. Butterfly is a pig. Well, she’s a cow, but she eats like … Continue reading

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