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Higgledy Piggledy gives to CCF

Christmas is a time for giving which is exactly what you’ll do when you purchase a Higgledy-Piggledy Farm children’s book. Give any book to your children and the authors will donate half the proceeds to the Cambodian Children’s Fund. There are three titles in the Higgledy-Piggledy Farm Series and one of them is an original, Australian Christmas tale. It’s called The Dairy First Ice Cream Christmas and it’s only $1.99 (iBook). The other titles include The Importance of Poo! $1.99 iBook (also available as an interactive iBook with sound $3.99 or in paperback: $15 + postage); and Pigs Might Fly But They Can’t Lay Eggs $1.99 (iBook). This means you can collect the whole iBook series for as little as $6. The iBooks are available from iTunes and the Poo! paperbacks are available right here from our bookstore

All the animals on Higgledy-Piggledy Farm and The Tassie Farm wish you and your family a very Dairy Christmas and a Happy Moo Year!

Web Child is the online hub for all the CHILD magazines and they’re running their first-ever iBook giveaway. The children’s story it will feature, is none other than The Importance Of Poo! A total of 10 copies wil be given away between 24 March – 4 April, including 5 interactive iBooks with sound and 5 non-sound iBooks. So, if you’re an iPad or mac lover and want to be ‘poopular’, check out for your chance to win. Read the 4 out of 5 star Web Child review here
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Mercury January 2014 Tasmanian Great Poo Hunt The Tassie Farm

This is not the first time Tassie has held a poo hunt. A fox dropping survey was carried out in 2008 and 2010, collecting more than 6000 scats. This time around, the 2014 hunt has cast its net further. Forty volunteers were being scooped up to search for poo belonging to feral cats and dogs, foxes and native predators such as devils and quolls. Hoping for an update, The Tassie Farm has contacted the Project Officer from the Department of Primary Industries. So, we should be reporting back to you with more Scat Facts soon. The project is funded by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre. Full story:

You can check out other types of animal poo at

No doubt you’ve heard of the parenting magazines Melbourne’s Child, Sydney’s Child and Adelaide’s Child etc. There is one in nearly every capital city of Australia. Their online hub, has reviewed The Importance Of Poo! and has given our very poopular story 4 out of 5 stars!

To pre-order your paperback copy, simply fill in the form on the BOOK STORE tab of this blog. Or you can purchase the interactive iBook with sound ($3.99) or the non-sound version ($1.99) from iTunes / iBookstore and read it straight away!

Thank you to book critic, Alicia Thiang, for her glowing report! You can post your comments about the book on web child:

Poo in newspaper!

February 10, 2014

The Tassie Farm's children's book authors
Poo is making headlines! This scatological tale was created to raise money for the Cambodian Children’s Fund.
Children’s books for a children’s charity – it’s the best idea these two  authors have ever had. For the full story visit

‘Tis the ice cream season!

December 19, 2013

‘Tis the season to be jolly and eat Higgledy-Piggledy Ice Cream. This all-natural recipe features in ‘The Dairy First Ice Cream Christmas’ ebook. Priced at only $1.99, it’s worth buying the book just to have the recipe, let alone the deliciously yummy story. Half the proceeds will be donated to the Cambodian Children’s Fund
To celebrate the ice cream season, The Tassie Farm will be publishing a handful of our best ice cream recipes. So, keep your eyes out after Christmas. In the meantime, check out all the adventures the Higgledy-Piggledy Farm animals are getitng up to on Facebook. Feel free to Like us and share our stories.


December 11, 2013

11 December 2013. Today is the last date for 90 years that will have three numbers in a row. The next time won’t be until 1 February, 2103 (010203). For those of us who love a pattern, here are some more number games:

1. Since 2003 there has been a sequential date pattern every year: 010203; 020304; 030405; 040506; 050607; 060708; 070809; 080910; 091011; 101112.

2. However, in the USA (for example) where the date format is mm/dd/yyyy, the next consecutively-numbered date will be in 2014 on 12/13/14.

3. At 8:09:10 a.m., the time and date will read as 8:09:10 11/12/13, a full complement of consecutive numbers.

4. At 2:15:16 p.m., when stated in military time, it will be 11/12/13 14:15:16; a series of six increasing numbers.

5. For a simple sequence, at 9:10 p.m., it will be 9:10 11/12/13.

6. At 10:21:11 p.m., when stated in military time, it will be 11/12 22:21:11, which gives us a palindrome of 11122-22111.

7. At 2:11:21 a.m., it will be 12/11 2:11:21 which is three repeats of three numbers: 121-121-121.

8. If your inner number nerd is still hungry for more, there are a total of 22 date patterns for 11/12/13 listed on the Date Pattern Calculator.

If your brain is numb from numbers here is an old wives’ tale: It’s believed that good luck comes to those brides and grooms who tie the knot on a sequential date. Maybe because men will find it easier to remember their anniversary date!


Give small this Christmas but make a big difference. For just $8 you’ll be able to give three children’s books and at the same time donate to the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF). Higgledy-Piggledy Farm gives half of all book proceeds to CCF. (50% CCF; 30% iBookstore royalties; 20% authors’ costs). Free samples of all Higgledy-Piggledy Farm books are available on the right hand side of this blog. We’re creating children’s books for a children’s charity.

Share this poppy to commemorate the signing of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914 – 1918). At 11am one minute’s silence will be observed in memory of those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. Lest We Forget. 

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Melbourne Cup winner, Gai Waterhouse, has written herself into the history books as the first female Australian trainer to take out the honour. Check out more Spring Racing beauty at