• THE STEWARTS

    It’s all hands on deck for the Stewart family when shearing time rolls around at ‘Riverview’ Evandale TAS. The kids get a day off school and kept busy in their one stand shed. The shearing shed is an extension built off the side of their storage shed and works a treat. Everyone is assigned their own jobs and although only lasting a day, shearing is the highlight of their farming year. Summer, 11, keeps herself busy stamping butts, skirting fleeces and sweeping the board.  ‘I love jumping in the butts and polishing my boots with the wool. My favourite thing is having pet lambs. I know it’s not possible to…

  • Barega Merinos

    The sheep living at Chris Cocker and Shelley Saunders’s Nile property are happy little vegemites. Their world is meticulously monitored and controlled, but at the same time these wooly beauties are free to just be themselves. Welcome to Barega Merinos. It may come as no surprise that ultrafine and superfine wool is grown at Chris and Shelleys farm, nestled in the northern midlands of Tasmania. When you delve a little deeper, there is so much more to this property than just traditional wool and farming practices. Barega is one of a kind and pathing the way for a new generation of merinos. Coming in at an astonishing 14.2 – 16.5…

  • GWENDOLYN ADAMS

           ‘Leighlands’ at Evandale TAS is something out of a travel brochure. While sitting at Gwendolyn Adams kitchen table chatting over a cup of tea and anzac bikkie, we looked out over her rolling hillsides at her merinos grazing and soaking up the warm sun. Hay was scattered across the hilltops. It was easy to see why Gwendolyn has made this beautiful slice of Tasmania her home. It was the mid 1900’s and Gwendolyn was living the life expected of a female of her time – marrying young and working in an office. Her life was turned upside down at 30 years of old, when she was called back home…

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