Springing forward – Noldy Rust

“Time heals every wound, don’t give up too soon”. These words come to mind from a song I remember singing along to back in the 80s, maybe 90s, as I hooned around in my Datsun 1600 or my Mazda 929. Yes, time has healed the wounds to a certain extent for all of us as […]

Spring is on its way! – Brian Frost

The sunshine has been a welcome relief from the wet weather and mud! This being said calving has gone pretty well so far with not many losses of calves or cows. Thankfully, the grass has kept growing giving us a new (but nice) headache making sure we don’t lose any pasture quality over the next […]

The start of a new season – Brian Frost

Mr. and Mrs. Frostie have returned from their wanderings around Hawaii, Alaska and Canada and the children are all still alive and the house is standing, so we are on a win:win!!! We had a wonderful time with great friends, amazing sights and fabulous weather, and came back to use our thermals here! We once […]

Changes at the Frost farm – Brian Frost

Generally every year something in our farming system is new – “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” as they say. Whether it’s been OAD milking, feeding veggies, putting in Protrack or moving off the farm – nothing stays the same. Last year we bought the runoff; this year we have new managers starting and we have also […]

Christmas is coming! – Brian Frost

December has arrived, along with all its craziness with end of year things to attend. We are off to a flying start and up for the worst parent awards, where we are in the lead at the moment, by completely missing the violin recital :(. On another note, the boat has been in the water […]

Tweaking the system – Brian Frost

Well the grass is not growing as much as Frostie would like and the payout is adding stress to everything. Some things we can control, and others we can’t, so we are trying to manage as best we can and tweak what we can in the system to make the impact of the low payout […]

Managing in winter – Brian Frost

The new run off Well, Frostie finally got his dream run off for the farm. We have been looking for a support block since we moved back to the North Island in 1999 as Brian loves to be able to have control of all the stock. We have had some success with grazing stock out, but also […]