About the Tassie Farm

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’sStanding 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

5 responses to About the Tassie Farm

  1. Love it! More please… More food growing tips, more recipes, more lovely images of the area. And more on what it’s like to live and work (as creative people) in the twigs.

  2. Thank you for the material, and the webpage genuinely looks amazing. Just what word press theme are you using?

  3. KHKH! Tis a beautiful site. And looks to be a beautiful life too :)
    Will share with foodie and like minded friends :)

  4. hi there Taswegians .I’ve been looking for some ailsa craig tom seeds in Oz but no luck. Any ideas? T.

    • The Tassie Farm April 26, 2015 at 5:01 PM

      Hi Trevor
      Thanks for the question, I wish I could help but unfortunately I can’t. The original seedlings came from our neighbour. It was a rural gift! As for where they got their original seeds from, I am not sure. It was probably a rural gift from another neighbour.

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