Town stops for formal parade

Boonah School Formal

The more time I spend living in a rural town, the more often I think to myself, 'Well that wouldn't happen in the city'. The prime example of this is the annual High School Formal parade. Each year the local seniors frock up and are driven down the main street in an incredible fleet of cars, tractors, trucks and motorbikes. This year I recorded a story about the … [Read more...]

Motto of a farmer’s wife: Be prepared for anything

Team Just Veg

There's a bit of an insider joke among farmers’ wives that when you marry a farmer be prepared to turn your hand to anything. Irrigating, tractor repairing, planting, drenching, smoko, book-keeping, school teaching, delivery driving … these are just some of the jobs a farmers’ wife may be called upon to do. I’ve been married to a vegetable farmer for the past 11 years and … [Read more...]

carrot + beer = media sensation

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I carrot beer it anymore! Talk about hopping mad. The story about the carrot beer collaboration between Four Hearts Brewing and Kalfresh Vegetables has been insane. This week craft brewer, Wade Curtis, and my hubby Richard, appeared on The Today Show and The Project. Wade also did more radio interviews and the story has been followed up by more online … [Read more...]

Carrot beer has them hopping

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Who says social media can't be positive? It's down to social media that we now have Australia's first batch of carrot beer. Shortly after the Kalfresh Vegetables Carrot Field Day last year, I received a message via social media from Wade Curtis, a craft brewer in Ipswich. Wade had visited Kalfresh and wanted to try making a carrot beer. "Do you think your husband would … [Read more...]

Dying for a status update

Hands up who has posted a Facebook status update while driving? Sent a text to a friend from behind the wheel? You're not a lone. Apparently 84 per cent of Australians admit to texting and driving. It's so rife that it has a name Intexication. Research reveals driving and texting is as harmful as driving drunk. Yet more and more of us do it and we're setting a terrible … [Read more...]