Grass converters

Grass converters

What a magnificent Spring to be a dairy farmer in Central Victoria. The grass is vibrant, the sun is out, the soils moist and the cows couldn’t be happier. I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you a little about what the cows eat to create their beautiful milk....
Losing Stella

Losing Stella

Well it’s been a while since I’ve done any farm updates and to be honest it’s been a pretty rough winter. It was always going to be a hectic winter with four calving, pushing my system, which is designed for two calves at a time, to the limits. Pluto...
Flash Fruit Tree Sale

Flash Fruit Tree Sale

Are you feeling sad that you missed out on fruit trees? Don’t worry, you have one last chance to buy some! Luckily, it’s still the right time to be planting fruit trees in your garden – but only just. The buds on the peach trees have definitely...
Running calf-at-foot dairy

Running calf-at-foot dairy

Here at Sellar Farmhouse Creamery we run a calf-at-foot practice where calves spend their first three months nursing from their dam. We’re currently gearing up for four cows calving over the next three months so I thought this was as good a time as any to talk...
The milk is back!

The milk is back!

The milk is back! Thanks to Joyce’s calving, the milk drought has broken! This week at market we will have milk and yoghurt for sale so get in quick. Thanks for being patient and sharing in the realities of small scale dairy. Thanks to all our CSA members for...
Life and Death

Life and Death

Waiting, waiting, waiting. I feel like there’s been a lot of waiting for the past 6 weeks. Waiting for Olive to calve and as a result; waiting for more milk so I can a). meet my CSA orders and b). sell some milk at the market, waiting to write a blog post about...
An Ode to the Land and HOFC

An Ode to the Land and HOFC

My internship at Gung Hoe Growers is about to come to a close. I guess I will use this blog as a moment to reflect on my last five and a half months. My heart is full of mixed emotion, and it feels difficult to put in to words the intense amount of love, gratitude and...
A Speck Circling the Sun

A Speck Circling the Sun

A Speck Circling the Sun The Sun is love. The lover, a speck circling the Sun.A Spring wind moves to dance any branch that isn’t dead.-Rumi- When people ask us what our busiest time at the patch is, our usual answer is: start of August to end of May. Thats not...
garlic…gARlic… GARLIC!!!

garlic…gARlic… GARLIC!!!

garlic…gARlic…GARLIC!!! We’ve just pulled up our sixth crop of organic garlic grown here on the granite skirts of Leanganook in Harcourt. It marks our time farming on this land as 5 1/2 years ! They say it takes four years for garlic to acclimatise and...