Who We Are
In 2014 we made the (very easy) decision to move from the bustling metropolis of Geelong and head to the green hills of the Hepburn Region.
After six months of living in Dayelsford we were in love with area and started to look for somewhere to permanently call home, eventually landing on 25 acres in Eganstown.
Pete is an accountant with experience in manufacturing and operations, while Claire has an environmental science degree. With these skills sets and a bit of determination we have built the farm up from pretty scrappy water repellent soil to what it is today
After many years of learning we are now ready to open up the farm for everyone to come and enjoy.
How We Farm
We are not certified organic, however we strive to implement organic, regenerative practices through the vast majority of our processes.
No fungi, herbi or pesti-cides have been used by us at our farm and we don’t plan to start anytime soon. We use a range of manures and liquid fertilisers (worm wee, fish emulsion, seaweed) to nourish our soil plus blood and bone and certified organic rock dust to balance it.
Most of the farm (some 15-20 acres) has been left to native regeneration, with long term plans of grandeur and short term weed management with goats and the flail mower.
What we have done so far
LOTS of organic matter has been spread onto the farm, mostly by hand
A sprinkling of rock minerals to feed the plants and try to correct the pH
And most importantly love, heaps and heaps of love
Soil improvement will be a never ending, but hugely rewarding, journey.
We would like to start to correct the water cycle on the property with the installation of swales.
Getting good coverage on the soil to protect it from the elements.
Planting strategic wind breaks around the berry patches so as to protect the plants, provide shelter for wildlife and cool the property