Winter Activities 2020
- The ewes are in lamb and have been moved to the best pastures. Over the coming weeks they will be scanned to make sure the mothers are healthy and to get an estimate of how many lambs the farm will soon welcome.
- Stacks are alight across the property on any given weekend. During the previous months of the year dead trees and woods are pushed together to make piles or ‘stacks’. They are lit during the winter months as the risk of the fire getting out of hand is low and it clears the property of potential fuel during the summer months.
- The bees have been bedded down for Winter with sugar syrup to see them through the cool months. We look forward to opening the hive in Spring to see how the colony and the honey they will have stored over the winter months.
- Piles of firewood have been cut by the family and the staff of Markdale in anticipation of cool winter nights and red wine and marshmallows around the fire.
- The farmstay is in full swing as many families from Sydney and Canberra look to get away from town as social restrictions ease. Long walks in the cool clear winter days and nights by the fire are a perfect remedy.
- Winter veggies to be planted include potatoes for the first time on the farm, spinach, onions, peas, kale and brussel sprouts.