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Rabbits in the patch!

October 27, 2013

Rabbits in the patch! The straw that broke the camel’s back! Yes it’s the time to grow strawberries in Tasmania and the farm’s patch was doing very well until those not-so-cute Beatrix Potter-inspired characters paid a visitor and ate all the flowers. Farmer Nick hopes the strawberries will bounce back – and so might the rabbits!

Did you know? Victoria (32%) and Queensland (33%) are the biggest strwberry-producing states in Australia. Victoria’s season is October to May and Queensland’s is June to October. Tasmania’s crops are only 2% of Australia’s overall production – Tassie’s season offically runs from November to February. There are over 620 growers Australia-wide (2005 figures)*.

While the cat’s away…

January 29, 2013

Here’s what happens when you forget to net.
When Nick and Kerry went away for Christmas, the birds went to town and helped themselves to The Menagerie’s plump, juicy ripe strawberries. By the time Nick and Kerry returned home, their patch had been stripped bare. So, thanks to the birds there will be none of Kerry’s strawberry jam, yogurt or sorbet this summer. And of course, no fresh pickings served with home made, all natural Higgledy-Piggledy ice cream. You can find this ice cream recipe in The Dairy First Ice Cream Christmas ebook. strawberries