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Food & Wine Festival, and its cold.

Food & Wine Festival, and its cold.

Hi Friends.  Well, we have just had an awesome weekend at Eden Farm.  On Saturday it was our turn to hold an event for the Sun Country Food and Wine Festival.  We had David List, Food Technologist, speak on cooking meat.  A great crowd for […]

Life food or Death food – it’s our choice

Life food or Death food – it’s our choice

Hi friends, At a recent visit with my Naturopath we discussed many things but this, I felt sure, was worth sharing with you all. Stephanie Seneff is a great advocate for heath and I personally found this article eye opening. Here is a snipit from […]

It’s summer & it’s hot, but that’s ok.

It’s summer & it’s hot, but that’s ok.

So summer has really kicked in now.  It’s hot and dry just like the summers I remember as a kid.  Most days in the 30’s and not much rain.  I guess growing up on a farm has taught me to look to the sky a lot and look forward to the next season and make sure I have plans in place. Farming is a tricky business as the goal posts move around all the time.

Anyway, we are doing a bit of fence maintenance at the moment and planning for the Autumn.  Some paddock grass topping to do and the normal cow herd checking.  As I have mentioned before, this time of year we are on the look out for pink eye.  No problems yet.

Eden Farm Produce will soon be launching some exciting new products.  So be on the look out on this web site and our Facebook page. I won’t say any more for now.

There also some exciting plans for the farm.  More to say later.

Please be safe when out there swimming and playing in the water over this school holiday season.

 

Cheers for now from Eden Farm Produce.

Life on the farm after Christmas

Life on the farm after Christmas

So what is life on the farm like after Christmas.  Well firstly, the weather has warmed up.  Summer is here and the temperature has gone up to the mid 30’s most days at the moment.  Also it is dry and that is ok, it is […]

Things are starting to slow down on the farm

Things are starting to slow down on the farm

Things are starting to slow down here on the farm. Hay season is over. All the small square hay bales are tucked away in the hay shed out of the weather. Most of the big round hay bales are stacked in rows. We only have […]

Christmas is fast approaching!

Christmas is fast approaching!

Hi Everyone, It’s Hollie here. I am your guest blogger for today.

Can you believe how close Christmas is? Only 16 sleeps! We are blessed that we have all our family close by. In fact on mum’s side (Peterson family) we all live within 20km of each other. This includes Granny, Mum and her brothers and their wives (my uncles and aunties). Even my cousins and my sister and brother and my sister in law.

Having family close by means that our Christmas gatherings are big events. With A LOT of food. For some families this means a lot of unhealthy food and regret the next day. But with the Peterson family we eat quite healthy. My uncle started with Biodynamics 25+ years ago.

We traditionally have a hot roast meal on Christmas. This includes our Biodynamic Beef, Biodynamic Pork from our Uncle, Biodynamic roast Veggies and Salads. We have even had some nitrate free Ham in the past. My uncle brings over his Biodynamic Milk straight from his dairy. I guess you could say our Christmas meals are a Biodynamic foodies heaven!

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Here at Eden Farm produce we are taking orders for Christmas roasts. We have a wide range of roasts available for sale on our website. If Christmas Day is going to be a cool day like today, you cannot go past a beautiful roast beef with pan juice gravy. Or if Christmas Day is going to be hot a BBQ might be the way to go. We have a great range of steaks available. These include BBQ steak, Porterhouse Steak, Scotch fillet steak available. We have limited Sausages available so please get your orders in fast.

Our Farm Store is open every Friday and Saturday. You can call in and check out our wide range of Biodynamic pantry items and freshly picked Biodynamic in Conversion vegetables from my farm. You can also order via our website. We deliver almost every day to the local area.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

 

Hollie xx

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Working with the cows and calves

Working with the cows and calves

We have just been doing a bit of work with the cows and calves.  It is important to have a closer look at them from time to time, even though they are checked every day, we like to get them in the yard for a […]

Moving the big round bales of hay

Moving the big round bales of hay

The big round bales of hay have started moving  from the paddocks to three storage locations around the farm.  This can be a slow job, but somewhat rewarding, as once it is done the harvest is finished.  This year has been so good for hay […]

Hay season, and best one we have ever had.

Hay season, and best one we have ever had.

Well, all the hay is baled. Small square bails and large round bails. The small bales are now in the shed and the large ones are still in the paddock. The large ones can get rained on, that’s ok, but the small one cannot. Anyway, here are some pictures of the hay stack.

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So what’s next to do on the farm? All the big round bales have to be move to three stack locations. There is about three hundred of them so this will take a while, but it has to be soon so the cows can eat the left overs in those paddocks.

We had some rain this weekend so it was important that we had the hay finished. 15ml of rain did not do much as the days are now very long and it is warming up. Summer is around the corner. The farm is always busy but its a great life in the bush. Also, I think the mozzies are backing off a bit.

Cheers for now.

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So much hay.  What a great season.

So much hay. What a great season.

I was out raking hay this morning and yesterday.  This would have to be the biggest hay season we have had in the 15 years we have owned this property.  The hay is so thick my hay rake is having trouble coping with the amount […]


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