Welcome to The Tassie Farm – inspired by the everyday events on Kerry and Nick’s 23 acre farm in Middleton on the glamorous-sounding D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
This blog is a place for anyone who’s interested in food, art, design, animals and country life in Tassie’s south. Here’s a short blurb about the three founders:
Kerry Hodge is a children’s book illustrator, freelance art director and part-time farmer. She also dibbles and dabbles in design, font collecting, photography, cooking and everything crafty.
Jane Skarratt is currently studying a Master of Speech Pathology at Melbourne University. She is a children’s book author and freelance copywriter. Jane has also co-created children’s TV interstitials for Disney Channel including ‘Alphabreaks’ and co-authored four best-selling children’s books (with Melinda Kerr) about the World’s Hairiest Surf Hero, ‘Tipper the Nipper’.
Jane and Kerry have co-authored three titles in the Higgledy-Piggledy Farm children’s book series, including an interactive iBook with sound. They recently launched their paperback version of ‘The Importance Of Poo!’ – now available for purchase from the Book Store tab on this blog. You can also Like their books at http://www.facebook.com/higgledypiggledyfarm Jane and Kerry worked as a creative team in Melbourne advertising agencies between 2007-2013.
Nick Attfield is a blacksmith by trade and runs his own forge on the farm. Nick learnt his craft at the Hereford College of Technology in rural England and has exhibited in Melbourne, South Australia and Tasmania. http://www.nickattfieldwroughtiron.com
Pictured: Nick’s ‘Standing Man’ sculpture is made from 25mm solid iron. This and other works by Nick were part of the Bent, Twisted and Upset Exhibition. https://www.facebook.com/nick.attfield.33