Roll on 2017 – Brian Frost

Frostie has had his op – knee cartilage sorted and he’s up and running again! Between Mr. and Mrs. Frostie and the kids we are in the shed for 10 days over Christmas to give Grant and Leigh a well deserved break – what a blessing to have great staff that run the farm just […]

How many sleeps till Christmas?! – Noldy Rust

Last month I wrote about the joys of getting to November and being over the big rush on the farm, with calving, mating and cropping being behind us, leading to a much more carefree and relaxed period in the farming calendar. I also wrote of summer coming, and swimming and bbqs looming. Hmmm, as I […]

On the up – Noldy Rust

The big wet that seemed to go on relentlessly through the end of September right until mid-October certainly seemed worse than ever before. Contractors couldn’t get silage off; groundwork in preparation for cropping was extremely difficult, if not impossible, in most cases; and feed utilisation on farm was a real challenge. However, a few weeks […]

Springtime – Brian Frost

It’s been great to see some nice spring weather; and the lift in the GDT and Fonterra’s forecast payout have given us a boost for the season ahead – long may this last. Yet again we are trying new things in our farming régime. This year a change in grasses and crops, and a new […]

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 […]

Cunning plans – Noldy Rust

Happy New Year to you all! The Christmas/New Year break has been and gone and all is well in our neck of the woods. While some holiday makers were lamenting the fact that the inclement weather was affecting their holiday (and I’m sure it was), we farmers were gratefully checking our rain gauges and texting each […]