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Farm Family Photography sessions – Fundraising project for Drought Relief

Last week I wrote about a special project that I will be undertaking to help fundraise for several of the registered rural charities assisting Australian farmers and livestock struggling to survive the crippling drought in the eastern states. No-one knows when this drought will break, but what we do know is that financial assistance is needed immediately and its also going to be needed long term.  To help both short and long term, this drought project has two parts...

Black and white Ancona chicken...following along with the black and white theme we seem to have going on our farm.

Farm Life Photography – Chickens

I don’t seem to have much luck with the male-female ratio of chickens that I end up with… doesn’t matter if I hatch them in the incubator or buy them as day or six weeks olds, I just seem to be a magnet for roosters so the dilemma of what to do with them continues.  I remain forever hopeful, so fingers crossed the 8 bantam hens (pekins, silky and ancona) will be enough broody hens to help hatch out...

Rural family photographer drought fundraising

Rural Photography – Drought relief Fundraiser

Like many people over the past months, I've seen the distressing photos and videos of drought stricken Aussie farms, the skeletons of livestock dead from starvation and dehydration. The exhausted faces of farmers desperately fighting to keep their remaining livestock and themselves alive and the harrowing stories of those who just cannot face another day. I don't know about you, but I am disgusted at the way our elected government is hell bent on sending our farmers to the...

Outdoor Photography sessions in Rural and Regional Locations

On location, outdoor rural family and equine lifestyle photography sessions are for horse lovers and rural families of all ages.  Special sessions are also available for multi-generational farming families. Outdoor photography sessions on farms and rural properties is my passion.  Living in a rural area and having a small 43 acre farm ourselves, I understand how important the land is to you and your family.  I work exclusively on location, which means I travel to you at your farm,...

Capel Pony Club 2 Day Event Photos

Equestrian Event Photography

Woops, its been a rather long time since I last posted on this blog.  I have been rather busy though, among other things, I have recently obtained my PCAWA Approved Photographer Accreditation and have returned to equestrian event photography after a number of years break. My daughter competes at most of the Pony Club events that I am photographing at and one of the biggest problems I have noticed with event photographers in Western Australia is that they all use Smug...

Dexter Calf

Farm Life – A Baby is Born!

Long time blog readers might remember that we had to sell most of our cows and calves at the beginning of year when my husband was in hospital.  It was a tough call at the time as I really needed to reduce the farm work, but I decided to keep our jersey X steer Bangers and our sweet little black Dexter cow Matilda. Turns out that was a great decision, because this week the heifer fairy delivered this gorgeous...

Jersey House Cow portrait

Farm Life – Our Jersey Cow and Calf

Our two new additions are settling in well and we have finally settled on names for them – Holly and her steer calf is Bangers.  Bangers isn’t the normal cream colour like Holly as he is only half jersey – his sire was a beef breed.  It could just be my imagination, but Holly does look like she has put on a tiny bit of weight already – and she is certainly not looking or acting sick, so hopefully...

House cow calf

Farm Life – New Additions to the Farm!

Today we bought home two new additions to the farm and fulfilled a long held dream to have my own Jersey house cow.  WooHoo!!  There is nothing like fresh, creamy old fashioned milk!  We had seen and arranged to purchase this lovely girl and her six month old steer calf a few weeks ago, but were unable to collect her until today due to my husbands hospitalisation, surgery and recovery. Unfortunately between then and now she has lost a...

border collie sheep dog pups

Farm Life – Border Collie Farm Dogs

The puppies Ryley and Freckles have settled in really well and have been accepted by all the older dogs.  They already show natural instinct for working sheep (and chickens) and incredible intelligence and are likely to give every one of the adult border collies a good run for their money once they grow up! If you enjoy my artwork and photography, please share it with your friends!...