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In The Garden during February

a selection of fruit grown at A Fare With Nature

Last month of Summer sees one picking and preserving for the 12 months ahead.  From the orchard and vegie garden, we find huge amounts of fruit and vegies, some of which are below.

Such a cool summer, the best I can remember down here in South Gippsland, especially for the dairy farmer,  We still have lush green pastures and the crops of turnip and millet planted for a dry…

Toora Heritage Pear Orchard Party

The actual Heritage Pear Orchard with a total of 86 trees

Below are details from


Friends of the Toora Heritage Pear  Orchard Inc Present:

The 4th Annual  PEAR/pair PARTY! Sunday 15th March 10am – 4pm Mill Street, TOORA, Vic


Local Produce Stalls,  Art Exhibition,  Face Painting,  Children’s Activities,  Talks & Demonstrations,  Family & Local History Display,  FOOD STALLS &am…

Great Southern Rail Trail Opening between Toora and Welshpool, South Gippsland, Victoria

Bike Riders off for their ride between Toora and Welshpool

Last Saturday, February 7th, South Gippsland residents celebrated the opening of the next stage of the Great Southern Rail Trail at Saggasser Park, Toora.  This stage is from township of Toora to Welshpool, a bike ride of roughly 9km.The morning began with a bbq supplied by the hard working Toora Lions Club, with official opening by Mayor Jeanette Harding from South Gippsland Shire, who was…

Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival


Huh, I just lost my work on this blog re the Festival because I had to check out to see if the link below worked (and yes, it did!), prior to saving same.

Sssooooo, as I was saying, Fish Creek is a small town in South Gippsland’s undulating landscape which is surrounded by dairy farms.  Fish Creek township, according to Maudi Thomson’s book,  A Tale of…

FAMDA’S One Act Play Festival – 9th and 10th August

THIS IS A TOTAL MUST FOR THESPIANS AND THEATRE LOVERS.  Famda’s One Act Play Festival runs over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th August and is excellent entertainment.  One can buy a Season Ticket for around $20 which allows one to see the full program over the weekend or buy tickets for morning, afternoon or evening sessions.

From memory, we have children’s plays beginning…


Berries to be picked

Hi All Once Again (if you take time to read these blogs)

It is Berry Season again and this year, if you pick your own, $10 a kg (price per kg) for berries, is being donated to our local hospital, South Gippsland Hospital which just happens to be the best hospital out, according to locals and visitors alike.   There is a belief that folk retire down this way, partly because of our loca…

Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Yesterday morning, Brad Shone who is a Home Energy Saver Scheme advisor with Kildonan Uniting Care, did a presentation on Energy Efficiency in Your Home to 18 people here at home.  Brad discussed opportunities for saving energy in the key energy using areas and appliances, including cooling, heating, hot water and refrigeration etc.

We learnt how to easily calculate the enrgy use of your…

Pear Party Family Fun Day at Toora Heritage Pear Orchard

Old cypress in Toora Pear Orchard: Meryl Agar, President

On Sunday, March 16th, 2014, beginning 10 am til 4 pm, Mill Street, Toora, A Pear Party will be held: you can be entertained by local musicians, there will be stalls with local produce of jams pickles, plants, honey, pear cider etc.  Children’s activities will be supervised with face painting and art which will also be on display at the Toora Village Studio Gallery (Cnr Stanley and Gray…

Energy Efficiency In Your Home

See Attachment………….. huh, it would seem that it is no easy task to insert copy of posters and write up for this event at A Fare With Nature in this column.

Anyways, Tuesday 3rd December beginning at 10 am (Morning Tea Supplied) we are holding an Energy Efficiency In Your Home event which is sponsored by South Gippsland Sustainability Network, South Gippsland Shire Council and Energy…

Rainbows and Kookaburras

Kookaburra waiting on stay set at A Fare With Nature

A few shots taken from garden over the past few weeks.

With reference to these photos, silage and harvesting is now on the go, Kookaburras are out looking for that ‘snake’ (?? hopefully), Spring has brought us some lovely rainbows and a small kangaroo, it would seem, has lost her way as it is not a common occurance for a kangaroo in the front…

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