06 Nov 2017
November 6, 2017

Rainy day cooking

  • Pickled beetroot
    Pickled beetroot
  • Beetroot pickled eggs
    Beetroot pickled eggs
  • Beetroot dip
    Beetroot dip

After a very very long dry spell we are finally getting regular rain.  Everything that was struggling in the garden is getting a much welcomed drink from the skies and the garden is loving every moment of it.  This past weekend was one of those welcomed rainy events, and while I was stuck inside I.. read more →

10 Apr 2017
April 10, 2017

Sunflowers, sunflowers and more sunflowers!

  • Photo by Andrew Cooney
    Photo by Andrew Cooney

    https://www.andrewcooney.com.au/

  • Photo by Jim Merchant
    Photo by Jim Merchant

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  • Photo by Jim Merchant
    Photo by Jim Merchant

    focusphotographer.org

  • Photo by Steve Ryder
    Photo by Steve Ryder

    www.ryderstudiohuntervalley.com

What a wonderful year for sunflowers!  Despite the hot dry weather the sunflowers did not disappoint.  We had a mountain of enquiries about the flowers and so many people sending me some of their great pictures both professional and amateur.  Here are just a few ….  if you have some great pictures of our sunflowers.. read more →

I have been officially MIA when it comes to the garlic harvest for the last two days as I joined Michael Noyce from Noyce Bros. Wine and Rita Dixon from My Father’s Table to film a feature with Mike Whitney from Sydney Weekender.  After wandering through the stunning Verdelho vineyard at Noyce Bros. Wines picking vine leaves for dolmades,.. read more →

10 Nov 2014
November 10, 2014

2014 harvest has commenced!

We are so excited that our 2014 garlic harvest is well underway.  Fingers crossed the weather stays hot and dry as we pull the garlic from the ground to dry in the sun for a couple of days before moving it to the processing shed to be top and tailed. In the meantime Dean was under strict.. read more →

17 Oct 2014
October 17, 2014

Paddock to plate cooking classes

The next exciting paddock to plate cooking class on the menu will not only feature Moore Wollombi Garlic, but also grape vine leaves from Noyce Bros. Wines.   After a visit to the Noyce Bros. vineyard to pick grape vine leaves and our paddock to pick fresh garlic you will then head on down to the spectacular gardens of the Noyce.. read more →

15 Sep 2014
September 15, 2014

Piglets!

  • Piglets
    Piglets

This week we have welcomed 69 new piglets to our family – yes 69!  After a week of anxiously awaiting their arrival they were all born within 48 hours.  There are pink piglets, black piglets, brown piglets, spotty piglets, every kind of piglet!  We just can’t get enough of them. read more →

14 Sep 2014
September 14, 2014

Meet the farmer

  • Harvesting garlic
    Harvesting garlic
  • Bert
    Bert

    harvesting garlic

Today I had a wonderful opportunity to team up with My Father’s Table in a paddock to plate event.  As part of Rita’s Middle Eastern Mezza Extravaganza Workshop I had a group of wonderful people come to the farm where Dean and I were able to share our experience of growing garlic and farming.  Guests where then given.. read more →

07 Sep 2014
September 7, 2014

Spring Garlic & Rosemary Sausages

  • Spring Garlic & Rosemary Sausages
    Spring Garlic & Rosemary Sausages
  • Fresh rosemary for the sausages
    Fresh rosemary for the sausages
  • Rosemary & Spring Garlic
    Rosemary & Spring Garlic

We have such a wonderful opportunity on our property to raise a range of animals.  We have cows, sheep, pigs, chooks and turkeys.  While I sometimes struggle with the reality of ‘paddock to plate’ when it comes to meat, I really value the opportunity to know that my animals have had a ethical and happy.. read more →

07 Sep 2014
September 7, 2014

Spring Garlic Farmgate Sales 2104

After successfully plating our garlic in April this year we have been patiently waiting for the garlic to grow.  The great news is that we haven’t had to wait too long because Spring Garlic is ready for harvest.  Spring Garlic is garlic that hasn’t yet matured into a bulb with individual cloves; it looks a.. read more →

01 Jul 2014
July 1, 2014

Turkeys

Today we welcomed four new turkeys to the farm.  Two are for breeding and we hope to have babies in October or November.  The other two are for the plate! read more →