Thursday, October 18, 2012
Our little farm in Frankie. x
Frankie and would we like to be included in a story called Our little farm. Had we heard of Frankie?? Um, YES!!
It continued with a phone conversation to nut out the details. There would be an interview and a photo shoot and then the article. The phone conversation took place in a break while moving the chooks through the forest. We were sitting on the bank of the house dam drinking coffee. It was a glorious and sunny morning and we were muddy and tired from the work and it all felt a bit surreal and at the same time terribly exciting.
The next step was the interview. We sat and answered the questions on the lap top one night after the girls were in bed. We were impressed at how in depth they were. And we felt proud and a bit overwhelmed by how far we've come and all that we've experienced and achieved over our 12 years as Daylesford Organics.
Then came the photo shoot.
I had looked up Olga Bennett's work and was terribly excited that she would be coming out to photograph our family and our farm. And I was a little bit nervous too. Olga's work is AMAZING!!!!
She called me one afternoon to set up a date and time and told me straight away that she has bought our eggs for years and was so excited about this project. And I told her how excited I was too. And because we were both excited I decided I could relax and look forward to it.
Olga and her partner came up for the shoot on the only sunny day in the middle of weeks of rain. We took a long walk around and as we walked we talked about farming methods and family and photography and life. It was really lovely. My girls adored her partner. And it felt like we were just going about doing our thing and we barely noticed the camera.
And then I guess it finished when Frankie came out.
Our story is in the 50th anniversary issue which has the most gorgeous magazine cover I have ever seen. And our story is wonderful. We are lucky enough to be sandwiched in between our fave avocado family Barham Avocados, and deer farmers, the Hansens. The photography is beautiful, the words are inspiring, I am thrilled.
A huge thanks you to Frankie mag for choosing our farm in your small farm story. To Olga Bennett for the most wonderful photos of our farm I have ever seen. That photo of us five takes my breath away every time I open it. To Luisa Brimble for all the photos in this post and for sending me your very own copy so I could have it quickly. And to everyone else who has sent me photos and shared in our excitement.
So much yay!