Despite the prolonged and horrific dry climatic conditions across the state and beyond, Gundooee Organics has been fairing relatively well in regards providing quality and organically-certified feed for the cattle.
Guided by the principle of never baring the earth and thereby retaining topsoil and moisture, regeneratively-managed farms are generally much more resilient in the face of extreme weather and these farmers don't end up facing the dreadful crises portrayed by the media of farmers forced to shoot skeletal animals and facing pastures reduced to dust.
Last Sunday, Mr Bone set off on a road trip to visit seven or eight farms starting in the Riverina, up to Orange and back through Mudgee. This is the first report from that trip covering three farms and we'll be posting more as he goes.
We live in a period of unprecedented dissociation from our food sources and we believe it's critically important to 'open up the line of sight between the farm and the consumer'*.
We think the most useful support we can provide is to continue buying their produce.
The idea of having to endure more than one Christmas a year is enough to send us scuttling under the table with a bottle of Poor Tom's finest and a fist full of valium. But, yesterday was the shortest day of the year and it was icy across Southeastern Australia. It got us thinking about winter feasting...