Kumbartcho

Kumbartcho


HAVE YOU STARTED SUCCESSION PLANNING? 22 Mar 2019 / SUCCESSION Yes, I have seen a few successors of rural properties who have not had a passion for the land, and succeeded out of a…
THE REGENERATION GENERATION 20 Mar 2019 / SUCCESSION One thing that came to me when on the phone with John Leggett was the concept of next generation and regenerative agriculture. Yes next…
SUCCESSION: FIRST THOUGHTS, IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES 12 Mar 2019 / SUCCESSION When in conversation with John Leggett in relation to the re-birth of my Soils for Life blog, the topic of SUCCESSION PLANNING came to…
ENABLING LANDSCAPE REHYDRATION AND REGENERATION 16 Dec 2014 Transforming drains into chains of ponds on Kumbartcho. As I write Shan is “across the ditch” in NZ visiting an ex-WWOOFer who is working…
MANAGING SOIL, WATER AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS 18 Nov 2014 Kumbartcho pasture into its second year of drought. Top of our list when we went ‘shopping’ for a new farm, was water. In times…
RE-ASSESSING FARM WEAK LINKS 09 Sep 2014 Well here we are at end August 2014, tomorrow is first day of spring. August has delivered us 52 mm of rain, which gives…
MONITORING FARM ACTIONS AND RESULTS 29 Jul 2014 THE IMPORTANCE OF MONITORING I cannot stress enough the value of monitoring as a tool to be used in all facets of farming. Here…
BUILDING FARM AND COMMUNITY 15 Jul 2014 This update on starting our new farm at Kumbartcho, Kilkivan will be focused on our community involvement. A large part of our community involvement…
RESTOCKING AFTER RESTORING A DEGRADED LANDSCAPE 01 Jul 2014 Well here we are at Kumbartcho, and we have hit “P” mode, where P is for production. We have had the property in ‘lock…
RECHARGE: TAKING A BREAK FROM THE FARM 10 Jun 2014 Well folks this chapter in the story may seem to be quite ‘unconnected’ to our new farm, however in my view it is ‘connected’…
FIXING WEAK LINKS 27 May 2014 Well here we are 3.5 months into this adventure. 13/01/2014 was our start date. A gentle reminder that what we are about here on…
ON FARM STRATEGIES 13 May 2014 Well, well, well here we are at Kumbartcho, Kilkivan two and a half months on from settlement date. At the end month one I…
VALENTINE’S DAY – LOVING THE LANDSCAPE 29 Apr 2014 14/02/2014. Valentines Day! And we are in love with the place! Here I am back at the keyboard again after some ten days without…
MOVING IN 15 Apr 2014 The time had come then to move on and back to Dukes Plain (which we are leasing for the next five years to continue…
STARTING A NEW FARM 31 Mar 2014 I will paint a picture of our situation to begin. We have recently sold our 7900 hectare farm Dukes Plain (3000 farmable hectares), where…