Welcome to Darling Downs.
This is my first blog site and I am quite excited about blogging away about all the things happening at Darling Downs. I am also excited about hearing from you and sharing our ideas and stories.
Darling Downs is situated in Western Victoria, Australia. We are about 3 1/2 hours west of Melbourne.
We have lived here for almost 5 years and each morning we wake up feeling blessed to live where we live. We are true country folk and enjoy the quiet life.
At present we are running a mixture of dairy cows and highland cattle. We milk daily and make our own cheese (posts to follow). We have crossbred sheep and heritage breed pigs. We are also raising our own chickens for eggs and meat, and are endeavouring to farm meat rabbits as well. We have our own bee swarms and use our own honey throughout the year.
We have a desire to be as self sufficient as we can and we love to make everything if possible. At the moment we have our own meat, milk and cheese and are always trying to grow our own vegetables. We feel that our children need to know where their food comes from and also that they don’t need to go to the supermarket for everything.
In saying all this, we are still learning and we often make mistakes.
And we labour, working with our own hands. 1 Corinthians 4:12a