Thursday, January 27, 2022

welcome rain at the farm


With 10mm of rain overnight and so far today, the farm is looking good and the chickens, sheep and other animals are grazing happily. The sheep have done well and a few went off to market this week. Egg production is excellent although it's never enough to keep up with demand.    we only have enough eggs to supply regular customers which means we have to say "No" to people who rock up wanting eggs for themselves, their shop or restaurant.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Australia Day egg specials

 While lamb is regarded as traditional fare on Australia Day, eggs can also feature. How about starting the day with pancakes or muffins!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

 Pancakes are great for breakfast anytime. Just about anything can be added to vary the taste. Lemon and honey or maple syrup is an option. Berries and cream is another With Shrove Tuesday approaching, here’s a simple recipe:


1 cup flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (leave out for savoury pancakes)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs beaten

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or a knob of butter

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Weed could be an important protein source


A scientist says that an invasive weed could be used as a protein source for animal or human food.

gorse bushes that have invaded many landscapes could produce enough protein to feed millions of people, according to the leader of a Scottish government research programme.

The suggestion by Prof Wendy Russell, at the University of Aberdeen, comes from research on the protein content of invasive plants that are currently sprayed with toxic herbicides or burned to keep them under control.

Gorse contains 17% protein she said “Gorse was fed to cattle at times when crops failed in the past, so we think protein from these plants could be used as animal food. If protein isolates are produced in the correct way, so to be safe, they could be considered as human food in the future.”

The whole point about gorse is it is actively being removed from marginal lands – it’s something we can gain protein from at no extra cost,” she said. Gorse is widespread trhroughout Australia.