A visit last week to the farm where I grew up in rural Western Australia brought back early farming memories. “Menota” was bought by my paternal grandfather at about the time of the second world war. My father bought the farm from his father, and expanded with more land in the 1970s by buying a neighbouring farm. I […]
I had a great time with the this farming family when I visited their farm at Karridale, near Augusta. They have the good fortune to lease a farm only ten kilometres out of Augusta, on the south coast, so they can live close to the beach while enjoying a farming lifestyle. (My kids would love […]
We bought a drone two years ago, excited that it would open up opportunities for aerial photography. When I first flew the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, billed as “The Flying Camera”, I was blown away! It was easy to fly and using an iPhone as a remote screen I could get amazing photos from the air. What […]
The golden colour of the landscape around Darkan and many farming areas in spring is the yellow flower of canola crops. Canola is grown for its high oil content. In Australia it is used for cooking oil, spreads and shortening, prepared foods, cosmetics, lubricants, fuels and other industrial applications. The byproduct meal is used as a […]
After the opening rains seeding has started on Warragal Park. We started seeding canola on a fine and warm day in May. Pictured is a Ford Versatile 9680 (350hp) which is towing a flexicoil 800 bar with AgMaster knife points on 7.2 inch spacing, 32 feet wide, with a felxicoil 1720 tank (170 bushels).