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Acreage Living

Acreage Living, Community

Centre of Excellence at Samford

Located at Samford Showgrounds, the centre draws many of its volunteers from Samford Valley and surrounding rural-residential areas. For many of the volunteers who live on acreage, managing horses and maintaining associated facilities and paddocks are all too familiar responsibilities.     The impressive centre has been developed over the past 14 years with strong local community support. With its... Read More

by katie , 2 months ago

Acreage Living, Home and Garden

Renovate and Reap the Rewards

A growing number of families are fleeing inner city living and settling into an acreage lifestyle, where there’s plenty of space to enjoy increased comfort.  Acreage homes with careful planning can offer unique differences to a home in the city.  The flexibility of extra room gives the ability to truly customise your home to suit your family, block, and best... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

Acreage Living, Home and Garden

The Snake Files

As most of us know, living in a rural or semi-rural location can bring with it potential challenges – snakes being one of them. We are certainly lucky to be able to enjoy all the benefits this lifestyle has to offer. However, we also take on some obligations with living in such an environment. Here is a brief insight into... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

Acreage Living, Newsfeed

Dress for now, with purpose and for you!

As our lives become busier and busier juggling the different roles we have; parent, partner, business owner, employee, kid’s taxi driver…. let’s face it, getting dressed should be the easiest part of our day! Lee works with women to discover their individual style, what suits their body, and the right hues for their complexion.     “What excites me about... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

Acreage Living, Home and Garden

Be Prepared for Summer

With the severe weather season now upon us, ensuring your home and garden is in the best shape it can be at this time of year is imperative. A well maintained garden, along with looking out for any damage on your home as a result of age or a previous incident will help to keep everything safe , secure and... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

Acreage Living, Health

Ageing Gracefully – A therapist’s guide

So, what is your biggest skin concern? When you look in the mirror, ask yourself what are the two most obvious areas you would like to improve. It could be fine lines around the eyes and a sagging jawline. Do you see sun damage and areas of darker pigment? The most common comment I hear is, “I don’t mind getting... Read More

by katie , 6 months ago

Acreage Living

A Guardian Angel

It’s an ancient and ongoing responsibility to protect our livestock from the dangers of predators. Over the centuries, farmers and herders have tried fencing, shelters, and even “keeping watch over their flock by night.”     While you could sit up all night watching your livestock, odds are that you probably have other ways you’d rather spend your time. In that... Read More

by katie , 7 months ago

Acreage Living

Weeds in Pastures – An indicator of soil health

The Macquarie Dictionary states that a weed is “a plant growing wild, especially in cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop”. From a biological farming perspective, a weed indicates what is going on in the soil.      Working with small landowners running horses, sheep, cattle goats and/or other animals I predominantly find owners wanting to... Read More

by katie , 7 months ago

Acreage Living, Home and Garden

Strategies To Keep Your Seedlings Alive

Dearest Farm-ily, There has been an upsurge in interest in home-gardening since the arrival of COVID 19. And many people who have never grown a vegetable garden, are trying it out for the first time 🙂 I am loving this direction!    So, I am wanting to offer you all some tips to ensure successful transplanting of your seedlings, and... Read More

by katie , 7 months ago

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