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The News as it Happens

There is always lots happening at Mowbray Park FarmStays.  From time to time we’ll bring you some ‘behind the scenes’  stories of many of the amazing things that go on. Projects, problems, farming life in general.  You’ll get a feel for what it’s like to live the life of a farmer.

Gosh what a turn around! For the first couple of months this year it was so dry, we lost a crop due to extreme heat (our 2017 winter feed) now we have just hit 200mm of rain over the past 3 weeks and there is more to come. Farming is a mixed bag,  it is what makes it so different everyday, the big dry was very stressful because we were running out of grass for the animals, now there is so much we have keep moving some so they don’t over eat! crazy days.

 

 
  • 2017 Macarthur Business Award Finalist

    2017 Macarthur Business Award Finalist

    We are extremely excited to be nominated as a finalist in the 2017 Macarthur Business Awards “Excellence in Sustainability” category. Sustainability is a key goal in every aspect of the […]

     
  • Chapel is completed

    Chapel is completed

    The Chapel is completed. Our first family arrives on Friday and will get to enjoy the updated features of this beautiful 1890’s three bedroom cottage. Self cater or fully catered, […]

     
  • The Chapel is returning…

    The Chapel is returning…

    Our beautiful 1890’s cottage the Chapel is returning to the business after a two year hiatus (actually Steve and Jayne’s home for that time) new flooring in today, we’ve been […]

     
  • The grass is returning

    After a long dry spell we’ve had some good rain, cows are pretty pleased (so are we)

     
  • Late afternoon paddle

      After some welcome rain showers it seemed like a really nice idea to get the canoes on the water.

     
  • Happy Customers

    Happy Customers

    The school holidays went well and we were really chuffed to receive this letter from a family who spent the day with us.  This is why we all love our […]

     
  • Lesson time for Archie

    Even though the kids are enjoying time away from the classroom, I needed to keep the lessons going for Archie. He was chasing a Wallaby around yesterday (funny considering he […]

     
  • Our cup runs over

    The weekend storms brought much needed rain to the farm (although 304ml was rather more than expected…). Our wetlands project of 9 years was swept away and so was a major section […]

     
  • The week that was…

    The week that was…

    Three schools in during the week everything went well. The wind was annoying, really strong and it completed dried everything out after that wonderful 12mm of rain, so our crop […]

     
  • Sheep Dog Trials- 21st-22nd May 2016

    Sheep Dog Trials- 21st-22nd May 2016

    On Saturday May 21 and Sunday 22nd we will be offering coaching by renowned sheep dog and yard dog event Judge, Jim Luce. There are limited spots available so if you […]