Go the ABs! – Noldy Rust

What a joy to sit down to write and share a few thoughts about what is happening on the farm. Last month as I wrote we were preparing for mating, keeping an eye on the spring flush that was about to happen, and preparing for some really early starts as the Rugby World Cup neared its […]

Late spring sonnet – Noldy Rust

Spring is here or is it not, sometimes cold and sometimes hot. Grass is growing, open the round, next bloody minute it’s slowing down! Fickle spring weather here again, a mix of sunshine, wind and rain. Have to monitor what’s going on; eye off the ball and it all goes wrong! Regular farm walks are […]

Decisions, decisions – Noldy Rust

I don’t know about all you others out there, it may just be me, but I sense that this has been a reasonably kind calving season?? Please rebuff me if need be, I am always open to criticism and ridicule, what with having 3 daughters ….and a wife!!! At our place at least, things have gone […]

Maximising our returns – Noldy Rust

Time just seems to march on relentlessly; once again we are closer to the start of daylight saving than the end! That means longer days, time for more outdoorsy stuff in the evenings, and of course the long summer days to look forward to. However, right here and now it is still late winter with […]

Changing times – Noldy Rust

It’s gypsy weekend, another time of chaos and mayhem for farmers moving onto new ventures, either to other farms or moving on to another stage of life outside farming. We are experiencing a taste of this ourselves this weekend as Bernard moves into a new sharemilking venture, oh so exciting and maybe a bit scary […]