Farming Wife: the truth about farming in Australia

Telling our stories As someone who loves to communicate her thoughts and feelings it really nice to know I’m connecting with likeminded people out in the country as well as some who may not have access to information about farming and the people who farm. I write in...

Bush Gardens – some tips to surviving the drought

Drought is, as they say, an insidious creature that gradually takes over the land, its people, and the gardens of the bush. It cares not for beautiful old established gardens with years of history and sentiment.  It cares not for a new garden being nurtured by a young...

Back in the day – farm life insights

Back in the day, ha ha, isn’t that something your grandparents said?  Well back in the day, which was only around 30 years ago, my married life started in a long rectangular building. Verandahs down either side, 6 bedrooms and a dining room which ran the width of the...

Farming Wife: Australian farmers, is your defence ready?

Just recently I managed a trip away to the big smoke. I left my husband on the farm to fend for himself and I believe he lived on oven baked chips and sausages while the laundry piled up beside the washing machine. A bit of time away from the farm reminded me how...

2018 NFF Congress and AFI Roundtable

Attending the National Farmers Federation Diversity Congress and the Australian Farm Institute 2018 Roundtable provided an interesting opportunity to observe Australia's agricultural policy makers and thought leaders in action. From little things big things grow My...

Bush Kids are Grit Personified

I see many old souls when I talk to kids off the land. In their short life, they have more life experience than people decades older. For many, the images of drought are confronting. There is an emotional reaction to seeing animals and land not in prime condition. If...

Mulga – the feed in the trees

I find myself talking a lot about Mulga these days.  To neighbours who howl in despair while cattle starve and trees remain a protected species.  To town friends who ask ‘why can’t you just feed them and be dammed with the consequences?’ To farmers without Mulga I...

Are you ready to defend Australian farmers?

Last week I managed a short visit with my daughter and grandkids. I guiltily left my husband on the farm to fend for himself and I believe he lived on oven baked chips and sausages while the laundry piled up beside the washing machine. A bit of time away from the farm...

Can you spot your pit crew?

In car racing, drivers need to stop at various intervals to refuel, change tyres, or have engine checks performed. The pit crew are the people who perform these duties.  They wait for the time they have to leap into action.  They get the driver back on the track fast...

Are you and your business protected?

Working in insurance has made me sit back and evaluate my own working life and look at where I have gone wrong. This thought process has lit a fire under me. It never occurred to me in my 20’s when I was working on the land that I could have been sued for damages to...

As a modern day bush telegraph, Farmers’ Voice is an online magazine sharing stories, opinions and information of interest and benefit to rural Australia.

Australian Farmers are the experts of their own story and it is important to have a place where their voice can be heard.

When times are tough it is the empathy and understanding of someone who ‘gets’ what you are feeling and experiencing that makes all the difference.

It is also important to celebrate what is unique and inspiring about life in the bush including the individuals, organisations and communities that make it special.

In each local area the strong connection, respect and bond between generations working and socialising together benefits every member of our community. Farmers’ Voice emulates this online because, although isolated, you should not feel alone.

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Farming Wife – the little things in life

Some days you need one win.  Just one little thing to go right for a change, and you’re whole outlook can turn around. It’s not always easy to get.  On these cold winter mornings the cattle look miserable; standing huddled with the sheen of frost on their backs.  The...

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Farming Wife: life in the Australian bush

I call myself the Farming wife.  It’s not because I see myself as an extension of my husband linked integrally to the farm but because I see it as a badge of honour.  I have paid my dues so to speak. I’ve bogged the car 30 km from home with no help in sight.  I’ve...

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