The four weeks I spent in Fish Creek flew by. The Paul family, made up of five glorious people, Clyde & Bonnie (cats), Jess, Rocky, Sailor, Queenie, Holly, Smiley & other one (dogs), 140 cows, 300 chicks and 900 hens, was a happening farm. The following pictures will help depict some of the awesome sights, sounds and adventures I had while living with the Pauls.
The milking mob enjoying the luscious organic grass on the biodynamic farm…
The completely renovated salmon ranch house is situated at the bottom of a hill close to the milking shed. Amy & Nic plan to cover the pink exterior as soon as possible :)
Five galahs all in line.
Egg extravaganza…everyday we collected ~700 eggs from the coops and brought them back to the house for processing. The following pictures are from the eggroom where we’d candle, weigh, clean, and package each egg. Farm eggs require a lot of handling and work!
The Pauls produce delicious organic milk on their property. And since calving is essential to a milking operation, my time on the farm included a crash course in cow insemination, birthing and calves. And, yes, I even stuck my hand up a cows bum :)
From homemade ice cream to hikes at Wilson’s Promotory, I fell in love with southern Victoria and the beautiful people that reside there.
A farewell bonfire, Paul style…pink marshmallows, chocolate, biscuits & the potential for a giant fire :)
I can’t thank the Pauls enough for all of the adventures they took me on, meals they shared with me, laughs we had together, and conversations we had. I have so much love and respect for each of you!!