Posts by Liz

How a bag of manure can make you cross.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Around the farm | 0 comments

It’s perhaps not the first time it has happened but today it has really made me cross. In the bigger picture of all things farming, in fact of all things life, it is probably not that high on the list, not even near the top, but has made me cross nonetheless. And I am not one to get cross often! As those who have ‘surfed our website’ may know, we sell bagged manure at our front gate. It started as a bit of a lark just over a year ago. We bought a caravan (I call it a vintage van because it is nearly as old as I am) in the hope we could get away for a few short breaks...

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It’s not all beer and skittles, this farming business.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Around the farm | 0 comments

Tim’s father taught him well. At any one time we have about 100 cows and nearly as many calves. That’s about 200 cattle all up. Tim knows all the cows …….by their colour and markings ………by their ear tag colour and number ………their age and how many calves they have had ……which bull they are out of …….which bull they are in calf to ……which calf belongs to which cow ….. which cow is quiet enough to foster a calf. That’s a lot of detail. While we also record a lot of that detail in a...

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head reisi ….. that’s Estonian for happy travelling!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Around the farm | 0 comments

Sometimes it is helpful to have an extra pair of hands around the place. You know, to help with all those jobs you have on the list that you would like to get done but don’t get done because there is always something more urgent to attend to, jobs which take priority when there is limited time or simply not enough hands to help.  At Lucerne Grove the list of such jobs is extensive! A while ago a conversation with friends of ours who are dairy farmers at Dingee gave us the confidence to place an ad on Gumtree for a short term farm worker. That ad resulted in a young Irish guy from...

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Somewhere else to find us!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Barbed Wire News | 0 comments

  Some excitement in the Three Farmers camp this week as some of our barbed wire range can now be found at the View Point Handmade Gallery in Bendigo (opposite the Fountain). We share a space with the beautiful cards produced by Calumma Images – If you are in Bendigo drop by the Gallery, they stock some really lovely items or check out their website –...

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Derby and Evo.

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Around the farm | 0 comments

As with most cattle breeding enterprises, there are some essential elements. For us, that’s bulls. Meet the lads currently in residence at Lucerne Grove. On the left is Tataila Evolution (aka Evo, 3.5 years old) and on the right is Tataila Derby (aka Derby, 4.5 years old), both bred by Ham Family Shorthorns at Moama. On this particular day these lads were having a disagreement. It all started when we wanted to bring a mob of cows and calves home to the yards.  Evo was in the mob we were mustering and was happily ambling along when Derby jumped a fence to eyeball him. Who knows,...

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