~Region: High Country

I came to farming through a friend in Bathurst, Russell. I went to stay at his place for a while and got into growing rhubarb there. I grow naturally, allowing the rhubarb to grow at its own pace, taking care to not disturb worms where possible. I even let the mustard grass grow even though snakes like to hide in it, as it attracts the bees! Eating food as close to its natural state as possible is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, that’s why I grow the way I do. (more…)

In 1999 we decided to turn a small (80 acre) farm into a self sustaining enterprise, so had to select an industry that presented the opportunity on a restricted operational area. Milawa Free Range is a compromise between respect for the natural instincts of the chicken, the need for protection from natural predators, the local environmental seasons and conditions, and our own commercial viability. We produce chickens like they used to taste! (more…)

Rodney grew up on a cattle farm, but diversified into beekeeping in his early twenties. Now bees take up most of his time. Sons Don & Greg also work full time in the apiary, at markets and preparing our honey for sale. We are located in North East Victoria – as beekeepers this provides a great range of landscape and bush to keep our bees healthy. Our bees are located in natural bush sites anywhere from the Murray to the Mountains depending on what plants or trees are flowering in any given area. (more…)