Frequently Asked Grazing Questions

Will I benefit by doing a grazing plan? Yes definitely. A grazing plan will allow you to stop overgrazing. As this happens your plants & land (ecosystem building blocks) will become healthier. Healthier land will result in increased production from a set land base. You will also benefit in being more resilient in the face…

The Importance of a Will

Bev & I recently updated our wills. It had been about 5 years since the last revision. There wasn’t much of a change but now our wills are current & will serve us well for several years. It felt good to reflect on how we want our estate to be shared by our children. We…

The Best Year of My Life

Below is a part of a poem sent to me by Kier Barker. Kier spoke at our annual conference a few years ago. Some of you may remember Kier. He has had some challenges in his life. Despite this Kier has lived an outstanding life. He is a mentor for me & an example for all…

Why do you farm?

Snuggled up in our home after peeling off our winter coveralls having just come from feeding our sheep, I came across this lovely reflection from a fellow farmer called ‘Why We Farm’. As the days are now getting longer, on our farm, we find ourselves planning more and looking ahead to the coming season. But…

Soil Carbon

by Blain Hjertaas Not the average topic of conversation for most people. Yet it’s critical to all of our survival. 2015 is the International Year of Soil as declared by the UN. 99.7% of what we eat each day comes directly from the soil. Over the eons of time mankind has abused it badly in…