Farm reports: OxHill Organics
Covid-19 prevents us going to visit farms at the moment so we've asked them all to do a show and tell video so we can see what's happening on the ground.
This is a lovely report from OxHill Farm, near Wauchope on the mid-north coast of NSW. We buy eggs and pigs from OxHill and when you watch this film, you'll see why.
Why Farm Reports?
The necessary Covid isolation regime has successfully reduced the infection curve but it's also increased the sense of distance most of us already have from the sources of our food. So, after the rollercoaster of drought, fires, flood and pandemic over the last six months, we felt it was high time for all of us to re-connect with the farmers whose produce we enjoy each week.
So far, we've received reports from Working With Nature near Guyra, Farmer Brown Eggs near Spicers Creek, Gundooee Organic Wagyu near Leadville, Grassland Poultry near Wellington and Allyn River Galloways near Barrington Tops - all in NSW.
When we visited these farms in August and September last year, after three years of drought, everything was parched and dusty and even the most stalwart characters were clearly very anxious. This year almost everyone has had some rain and it's wonderful to see green pastures and full dams and cheerful, relieved farmers celebrating the reprieve.
Although it's important to remember that not everyone has received rain and the long-term forecasts are for more dry weather.
We'll keep bringing you these reports as they come to hand.