The farm is on an old dairy/grazing property called Home Leigh. We purchased the farm in 2016 and moved onto the property in late 2019.
Up until now, most of the farm has been under lease and home to dairy bull yearlings. This summer we are letting the farm take a little rest. We are de-stocking ready for the next chapter in our farming journey, starting in March 2022.
Our vision is to enhance the farm by applying regenerative farming principles - care for the environment, or animals and the people around us.
In the meantime we have a friendly family of goats (who you can pat and feed) and friendly Barnevelder chickens who would be happy to help if you don't eat your bread crusts!
The kitchen garden started life from bare grass in November 2019. Already we have grown and harvested many kilos of food for the kitchen table but its a long work in progress! Our farmhouse kitchen is complete with a future fit out of a workshop and dining space.
Regenerating and restoring the areas of remnant natural bush and the platypus habitat in the dams and creek is part of our long term vision. In late 2020 we were honoured to receive a Landcare Action Grant to enable fencing of the creek and sensitive remnant bush on the farm. Replanting is now underway with many seedlings successfully propagated and grown from seed collected from the farm.
The farm is home to a healthy population of platypus. Normally very shy and difficult to spot in the wild, our platypus are pretty relaxed and don’t seem fussed by the humans.
If you would like to plant your own tree/s and see what we are doing, please ask, we would be happy to take you on a tour and show you around.