The past fortnight has been very busy on the farm as we worked towards the most important and final showing of our livestock at our Rupertswood Harvest on Sunday.
The scholarship team did a fantastic job showing our livestock to the guests as well as providing detailed information and answers to their many and varied questions regarding the sheep and cattle. All in all, the animals behaved themselves very well except for Nav the Bull who was marched back to his paddock early in disgrace as he refused to participate in the festivities.
The lucerne has been cut for the first time and will be baled early this week. With some irrigation, it should be possible to get three or four cuts from the paddock over the next few months. The barley has also matured to the milky dough stage, this is the point when the seeds in the head are developing and beginning to harden but are still soft and form a white dough-like substance when squeezed between your fingers. This is the time to cut it for optimum quality of hay to be produced and Ben has done that last week. Later this week, the pasture hay will also be cut and we should have a lot of hay baled up in the paddocks by the end of the month.
A small reminder following on from the Harvest festival, the farm still has laying chooks for sale for $15 each as well as piglets (approx 15kg) in multiple colours for $35. Our piglets would make good pets and feed the family at the same time. You can also purchase small square bales of oat and rye hay for only $5, as well as larger rolls of ryegrass hay for $70.
All are an absolute bargain and I am sure will sell out quickly. If you're interested, contact Jan at reception on 9744 0000.
We are also holding a Clearing Sale at the College on Saturday 10 November where we will be auctioning a variety of surplus and vintage farm equipment. See our College Facebook page for more information.
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