Nine years ago today we left our Melbourne home and moved to our 55 acre farm on the outskirts of Daylesford.
It was a glorious sunny winters day and we were finally on our way to making our dreams come true. Sure we didn't know a soul in Daylesford, we had an eight month old baby and barely had a clue about organic farming, but we couldn't let that stop us, we had ideals and we had to have a go.
In retrospect we might have been a bit naive.
Organics were not then what they are now.
We had to convince our families, our friends and the bank manager that we could make a go of it, but to be honest with you, I don't think we really understood what we were doing until we got here.
Nine years ago we made two ten year plans. The first ten years were to set up a model of succesful organic farming and the second ten were to educate people to do it for themselves. We've got one year left on the first ten and I think we are already moving into the second. Stay tuned for course dates, they'll be coming soon.
Nine years ago we got here and the fun and games began.
I don't think we've looked back or questioned our move since.
Happy nine year anniversary Daylesford Organics!
There is an article about us in this week's issue of The Weekly Times.
You can read it here.
I'll let you know as soon as I know when it will be screened in the other states.
Oh and we'll be at The Melbourne Showgrounds Farmers' Market this Sunday with lots and lots of eggs. Why don't you come and say hi and check out the new market.
Thanks for coming along for the ride.