Thor Rock Breakers and Post Drivers: A Compact Powerhouse

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Watch the Video Introduction A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a remarkable piece of machinery that defied its size – Thor Rock Breakers and Post Drivers. Intrigued by their capabilities, I journeyed to Newcastle to meet Simon, the ingenious mind behind this compact powerhouse. In this blog, we’ll delve into the fascinating story of Thor’s development and explore why … Read More

Smart Farm Fence Enhances Biodiversity with Landcare’s Gallagher Grants

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Smart Farm Fence Enhances Biodiversity

Watch the Video Here I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Stephenson near Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. Matt’s family farm has a rich history, but it’s not just a place of agricultural tradition; it’s also a sanctuary for native flora and fauna. Thanks to a Landcare Gallagher Grant, Matt has embarked on a journey to improve and protect … Read More

Bobex In Line Strainer by Wireman: A Handy Tool for Fencing Repairs

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Bobex In Line Strainer

Watch the Video Here When Wireman introduced their latest gadget, the Bobex in line strainer, I couldn’t wait to see what it was all about. This innovative tool promised to simplify fencing repairs and join wires with ease. In this blog, I’ll share my firsthand experience with the Bobex, explain how it works, and evaluate its performance in various scenarios. … Read More

Concrete Mats: A Sustainable Solution for Erosion Control

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Concrete Mats: A Sustainable Solution for Erosion Control

Watch the Video Here Introduction: Erosion is a significant concern for farmers, especially in regions with heavy rainfall. In this blog, we explore how Australian Concrete Mats are becoming a sustainable solution for erosion control on farms and nurseries. We take a closer look at real-life examples in Northern New South Wales, where it is being proven that concrete mats … Read More

Self Sufficient Farm Drives Production With Bees

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Self Sufficient Farm Drives Production With Bees

WATCH VIDEO HERE Introduction: This week, in the scenic Buchan Valley, we meet Wayne Fisk, who is embarking on a fascinating journey back to beekeeping. Wayne’s connection with bees goes way back to his 20s, but life took him in a different direction. Now, he’s back in this idyllic location, sharing his aspirations for a Self Sufficient Farm as he … Read More

Hanging a gate easily and accurately with a Drop Hinge Kit

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Hanging a gate easily and accurately

Hanging a gate easily and Accurately (Watch Video) Installing gates can be a challenging and frustrating task, but today, we’re about to introduce you to a game-changer – the drop hinge kit. Whether you’re working with steel or timber posts, this innovative solution will revolutionize the way you hang your gates. Say goodbye to complicated installations and hello to ease … Read More

Troubleshoot Electric Fence Problems, Earth Diagnosis

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Electric Fence Problems Solved!

If you’ve ever had issues with your electric fence, you’ve probably heard the common phrase, “It might just be a bad Earth.” But how do you test it, and more importantly, how can you fix it? In this blog post, we’ll explore some straightforward ways to troubleshoot your electric fence problems by testing your electric fence’s Earth. We will then … Read More

Flame Weeding: Sustainable Weed Control

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Flame Weed Control

Introduction: In the world of vineyards, weed control is a top priority. Weeds not only compete with vines for essential nutrients but some can even release toxic chemicals that stunt vine growth. While chemical herbicides are often used for weed management, there is a growing concern about their impact on the environment and food safety. In this blog post, we … Read More

Horsley Wholesale Wire Spinners: Efficiency and Ease for Fencing

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Horsley Wholesale Wire Spinners

Today, we’re diving into the world of fencing equipment, specifically Horsley Wholesale Wire Spinners. These clever devices are designed to make wire fencing tasks easier and more efficient, and we’ll explore their features and benefits. From the single spinner to the triple spinner, these tools are a must-have for any fencing project. Common Features of Horsley Wholesale Wire Spinners: Before … Read More

Gallagher Permanent Electric Fencing

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Gallagher Permanent Electric Fence

Last Month I was at the Henty Agricultural Machinery Field Days. I caught up with Brendan from Gallagher, and we explored the exciting world of permanent electric fencing. The days of traditional fencing are over, and we’re going to dive into the innovations that Gallagher brings to the table. Flexible Fencing for Peace of Mind: As I stood in front … Read More

Biodynamic Farm

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I recently had the privilage of spending time with Simon McLachlan at his farm, Gooligulch, in the Yarra Valley. Simon, previously an Avocado farmer from Queensland has a pedigree in conventional agriculture and found his way to Biodynamic farming after observing impacts of chemical use on his farm and viewing an episode of Landline back in the ’90’s. Simon is … Read More

Are Woodshield Posts the End of CCA?

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Recently an innovative Australian company Woodshield, gave me some posts to play around with. Promising to do away with CCA posts and the environmental issues surrounding the use of heavy metals in agricultural trellising and fencing. I was excited to try them out. I had some reservations, mainly the water proof quality of the posts when fixings were added and … Read More

Pressing Wine

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Wine made over a decade ago with friends. A chilly night in May was the perfect opportunity to reflect on the labours of this year’s harvest while relishing the memories of vintages past. This week I completed the initial winemaking process and pressed the fermented wine off the skins. After 9 days of ferment the wine was reading 0 degrees … Read More

Harvesting Grapes from a Small Vineyard to Make Wine

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This week’s video sees me back to the vineyard finishing off the season’s work. Vintage, the time we harvest the grapes is like a long sigh of relief. The ups and downs of the season, hard work and many a sleepless night worrying about weather and pests culminate in a day of activity that ends in a sticky sweet juice … Read More