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2018 Activities

Tuesday, 3rd July  – Christmas in July

Friendship day.  Take a drive through the beautiful country-side to the delightful town of Noojee to the Outpost Restaurant (this is NOT the hotel). 2 course Christmas menu will be served: ham, turkey with roast vegetables and traditional condiments.  Plum pudding with brandy custard.  Drinks will be an extra cost to you.

*** For those who have never seen the trestle bridge, do call in for a look.  1 – 2 kilometres before reaching Noojee on the right hand side.

Tuesday, 7th August  –  Agricultural Services and Biosecurity  –  Tynong

Marcus Verstraelen, District Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Services and Biosecurity Operations, will speak to us on identification, different diseases, foot and mouth disease and his role with the Ag Department and any other topics.  If you have a particular question you would like to ask, please email Hilary at hilarysteenholdt@gmail.com one week before, so he can give the topic due consideration.

Tuesday, 4th September  –  Royal Botanic Gardens  –  Cranbourne

This month we will return to Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bush-lands and home to several rare and endangered species.  At its heart is the stunning contemporary landscaped garden showcasing the beauty and diversity of Australian flora.

Meeting downstairs from the reception/front desk at 10 am we will make our own way around a self-guided tour admiring the many native plants – most are labelled.  For those who don’t walk too well, there is a little tractor trailer, known as the Garden Explorer costing $8 concession.

Please let Joan Templar know at least 1 week prior if you will need the Explorer so a booking can be made.

Tuesday, 2nd October  –  Springvale Botanical Cemetery  –  Springvale

Back by popular demand but this time we will be taken on a historical tour of the cemetery touching on some of the cultural aspects.  Tour will last approximately 1 hour and you can get on and off the coach at the points of interest.  If we listen to a 20 minute presentation we will be served a free lunch.  A coach has been booked leaving Bourke Street, Warragul car park at 9 am.

Depending on the numbers there will be pick-ups along the way.

So numbers for lunch and the cost of the coach can be finalised, a list will be circulated at the August meeting, or phone Joan Templar to add your name.

You will be advised the coach cost at the September meeting.

Tuesday 13th November  –  Butterfly Factory  –  Warragul

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS IS THE SECOND TUESDAY

Rachel Needoba, a past member of Women on Farms, has started a small factory producing milk, yoghurt, cultured cream and butter.  She sources the milk from a farm near Poowong.

This is a new enterprise for Rachel.  It will be interesting to hear the story of how she has developed it.

MONDAY, 3rd December – Christmas lunch – Black Tie Restaurant – Warragul

This venue is not available on the first Tuesday of December, please note the booking is for a Monday.

Cost for the meal – $38 per person

RSVP and payment by 13th November.  Payment to Rosa.

2017 Activities

Tuesday, 4th July – Greyhounds – Warragul

Adrian Scott, President of the Warragul Greyhound Club is organizing a very informative day on the insight into the Greyhound organization.

A short film will be shown and a talk given about the Greyhounds and hopefully a couple of dogs will be there showing off their beautiful quiet temperaments.

The Greyhound club is a very kindly supplying us with a light complimentary lunch, so numbers attending are needed. If you have not put your name on the list as attending please contact Evelyn Lillie by 29th June.

Contact:                    Organiser is Evelyn Lillie – 5634 4220 or 0438 344 220

Tuesday, 1st August – Oz Fresh Herbs & Produce – Warragul

Michael Tammes propagates and produces field grown fresh cut herbs, edible flowers and heirloom vegetables, selling the produce to wholesale markets and at Farmer’s markets.

Seasonal vegetables will be available for purchase 

Contact:                    Organiser is Judy Lackman – 0416 075 875

Tuesday, 5th September – Yarragon Boer Goats – Yarragon

Dr. Judith Lyons and her son David breed Boer goats on two properties (Yarragon and Willow Grove).

We will visit the original farm in Yarragon and hear how Judith set up the enterprise and manages it while working full time.

Contact       Organiser is Margaret Young – 5634 2027 or 0432 805 975         

Tuesday, 3rd October – Sustainable Practices Dairy Farm – Drouin South

Trevor & Anne-Marie Mills with their two children Andrew & Kelly run a 122ha (305 acre) dairy farm currently milking 195 cows in peak time.

Since taking over the farm from his parents in the 1990”s Trevor set out to enhance the environmental aspects of the farm by protecting all remnant vegetation from livestock and creating extensive new habitat for wildlife. All drains and creeks on the farm have been excluded from livestock and turned into wildlife corridors. Bird and animal life is now abundant on the farm.

In 2014 a decision was taken to build a state of the art robotic dairy along with a modern effluent system which would make the farm more sustainable into the future. Three years down the track the new dairy is performing well.

Trevor & Anne-Marie’s long term plan has always been to run a farm which is profitable, protects and enhances the environment and is simple to run and maintain.

In 2013 they were nominated for, and won, the Port Phillip & Westernport region for Sustainable Farm Practices.

In 2015 they were again nominated, and won the award once more and then went on to take out the Victorian Landcare Award for “Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices” in the same year. They then represented Victoria in the Australian Landcare Awards in 2016.

CAR POOLING IS ADVISABLE AS PARKING IS LIMITED

Contact:                    Organiser is Leeanne Evans – 0419 301 841

 Tuesday, 14th November – Garlic Farm – Mirboo 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 

Kirsten & David Jones have been growing garlic for 6 years. They will be on the point of harvesting when we visit, so we will be able to buy green garlic and bunches of scapes (the stalks used by top restaurants). Kirsty and David were the organizers of the very successful recent inaugural Meeniyan Garlic Festival.

Contact:                    Organiser is Hilary Steenholdt – 0409 977 303 

MONDAY, 4th December – Christmas lunch – Black Tie Restaurant – Warragul 

This venue is not available on the first Tuesday of December, please note the booking is for a Monday.

Cost for the meal – $38 per person

RSVP and payment by 14th November. Payment to Rosa.

There will be a collection table for non-perishable food, toiletries or Christmas items that a

Charitable Op Shop can distribute to the needy. Leave your gift unwrapped.

Contact:                    Organiser is Joan Templar – 5941 3225

Women on Farms Gathering – Rosebud

The 2018 Women on Farms Gathering is going to be held on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula at Rosebud.

Date:          Friday 16th – Sunday 18th March, 2018

We will NOT be travelling by bus so car-pooling is recommended.

If you cannot organise this yourself and need transport please let me know.

I have booked all rooms at the Admiral Motel in Rosebud and I have names of members requiring these beds.

To confirm your bed booking a $100 deposit needs to be paid on or before the July WOF meeting.

The motel requests the deposit to secure the booking and I cannot guarantee any refund if you are unable to attend.

Please pay deposit of $100 to Treasurer, Rosa Wedmore in named envelope with form at end of Newsletter of EFT, balance to be paid at December meeting.

Organiser:                   Evelyn Lillie – 5634 4220 or 0438 344 220

2016 Activities

5th July – Nine Mile Fresh – Tynong

2nd August – Gippslane Water – Warragul

6th September – Tomato & Dairy Farm – Yarragon

4th October – Minature Donkeys – Drouin South

8th November – Christmas Tree Farm – Nar Nar Goon

5th December – Monday – Christmas Lunch – Warragul

Tuesday 5th July – 9 Mile Fresh – Tynong

They roamed the world for the latest technology and best quality control to develop a new system to get apples from the orchard to the customer as fresh as possible. Apples are packed in the most advanced hi-tech facility in the southern hemisphere.

Check out their blog   9mile.com.au/blog/

Contact:                    Organiser is Rosa Wedmore – 0411 022 908

Tuesday 2nd August – Gippsland Water – Warragul

We are going behind the scenes at the Warragul Wastewater Treatment Plant in Warragul. Gippsland Water opened the facility to the public in April, 2016. We will get to see a working treatment plant in action and have all our questions answered by experienced staff. Conditions for entry are we have to wear long sleeves, long pants and covered in shoes. No costs involved.

We are not permitted to eat or drink at this facility, so, we will be eating in a park, which will be decided on the day. Bring your own thermos, cup, chair, lunch and of course warm clothes. We need to confirm numbers one week prior, so ring Leeanne to put your name on the list to attend, so no hear, no go.

Contact:                     Organiser is Leeanne Evans – 0419 304 841

Tuesday 6th September – Tomato & Dairy Farm, Yarragon 

Andrew & Angela Bayley combine dairy farming with growing tomatoes in large heated sheds for the local market. The heating costs are kept low using recyclable waste products such as sawdust from the local area. There might be early tomatoes to purchase.

Contact:                    Organiser is Margaret Young – 5634 2027             

Tuesday 4th October – Miniature & Micro Donkeys – Drouin South

Poplargrove Stud has been breeding Miniature and Micro donkeys for 15 years. They started small and remain boutique breeders, aiming at all times for quality of stock not quantity or factory farming.

They take great pride in their animals, most of which they have personally imported from America. The mini donkeys are loving, cuddly, heart stealing animals. Every farm should have two!!! They are looking forward to meeting us all and opening our eyes and hearts to the wonder charismatic Miniature Donkey.

PLEASE CAR POOL WHERE POSSIBLE

Contact:                    Organiser is Jenny Poon – 0408 586 156 

Tuesday 8th November – Christmas Tree Farm – Nar Nar Goon 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 

Neil & Robyn Cranston, along with partners Neale & Kaye Drury took over the Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm in 2000. Since then they grow trees at Nar Nar Goon, Tynong and Officer. We will hear about the attention and care that is put into each of these trees.

Their whole year is geared towards having perfect trees available prior to Christmas and planting ahead for future Christmas’s.

Contact:                    Organiser is Hilary Steenholdt – 0409 977 303 

MONDAY 5th December – Christmas lunch – Black Tie Restaurant – Warragul 

This venue is not available on the first Tuesday of December, please note we are dining on a Monday at Black Tie Restaurant.

Drinks are available at bar prices.

Cost for the meal – $36 per person

RSVP and payment by 8th November. Payment can be made by direct deposit.

PLEASE NOTE:       There will be no Kris Kringle, instead, it has been suggested that we bring a gift to be given to the Salvation Army for distribution to the needy folk around Warragul. Anything unperishable will be accepted. Leave your gift unwrapped.

Time:                         Organiser is Joan Templar – 5941 3225

2015 ACTIVITIES

July – December, 2015

7th July, 2015 – Grow Lightly Connect – Korumburra

4th August, 2015 – Potato & Onion Farm – Thorpdale

1st September, 2015 – Visit to Community College Gippsland – Warragul

6th October, 2015 – Willow Grove Natural Home Garden – Willow Grove

10th November, 2015 – Rare Breed Angora Goats – Kardella

MONDAY – 30th November, 2015 – Christmas Lunch – Black Tie Restaurant – Warragul

7th July, 2015 – Grow Lightly Connect – Korumburra

Gil & Meredith Freeman are retired teachers who moved from the city to a five hectare property at Kardella.

They are passionate advocates for fresh organic seasonal vegetables, fruit and nuts.They have formed a not-for-profit community co-operative with produce from about 70 growers, large and small across South Gippsland.

The produce is bagged on Sunday mornings at the Food Hub, Coal Creek, Korumburra and distributed to 70 – 80 recipients at pick-up points such as Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Phillip Island, Fish Creek and Churchill, to name a few.

Other produce available are preserves, olive oil, eggs, honey, cheese and yoghurt.

Produce will be for sale on the day.

4th August, 2015 – Potatoes & Onions – Thorpdale

The Murphy family have been growing potatoes at Thorpdale for three generations and onions for fifteen years. Val and Phil, Ewan and Gail produce brushed potatoes for the fresh market. Prime lambs are also produced, with 18 alpacas kept to protect the lambs.

We will possibly see potato harvesting and grading and/or onion grading and bagging. We will be able to purchase potatoes and onions with the proceeds going to the local fire brigade that Val and Phil are very involved in.

Val has spent many years as an ambassador for the promotion of potatoes and has many recipes, ditties and stories from her many years of hosting buses to the farm.

Car-pooling is suggested, as parking is limited. There are four parking spots at the United service station at the lights in Trafalgar, or possibly the Trafalgar railway station or even maybe Warragul.

 

Tuesday 1st September, 2015 – Community College – Warragul

 

The CCG’s $1.2m infrastructure for agriculture and horticulture has been completed and we will be given a conducted tour of this new facility.

Training is conducted for the students in Red Angus cattle, agriculture and hydroponics, propagation and nursery horticulture.

Community College Gippsland is a Not-For-Profit organization that provides community, adult and vocational education as a Registered Training Organisation and as a Registered Independent Senior Secondary School. CCG operates from five campuses and from other locations as may be required from time to time.

In 2014 CCG delivered 475,192 resulted Student Contact hours over 82 accredited qualifications.

Tuesday 6th October – Willow Grove Natural Home Garden – Willow Grove

Leni Teng and her husband have turned a few acres of farm land into a thriving vegetable and seedling business using organic principles of worm farms, composting, crop rotation and very clever water collection.

They grow a range of vegetables to sell at local markets, plus seedlings for home gardeners.

Ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys and very friendly alpacas are all part of the mix.

Check out Leni’s website on Facebook.com/willowgrovenaturalhomegarden

 

Tuesday 10th  November – Rare Breed Angora Goats – Kardella

We are in for a treat today! Nestled in the South Gippsland hills is a small herd of rare goats. They are descended from the first angora goats to be imported into Australia. These delightful creatures are very inquisitive and are always on the look-out for what you are doing.

Fleece from the wonderful and threatened Australian Heritage Angora Goats is now available.

Roger Sawley & Lill Roberts are looking forward to showing us their goats and the Mohair fleece they produce. They also make soap, cider & wine.

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH (Melbourne Cup day is on the first Tuesday

 

MONDAY, 30th November – Christmas Lunch – Black Tie Restaurant, Warragul

 

As this venue is not available on the first Tuesday of the month, please note that we are meeting on a Monday.

For our Christmas get together we are going to the Black Tie Restaurant (formally known as The Elizabethan).

Drinks are available from the bar. BYO Kris Kringle gift to the value of $10. Cost $35 per person

February – June 2015

Please keep the following program handy, so you will know where and when each monthly meeting is to be held.

Women on Farms West Gippsland Inc. meet on the first Tuesday of each month (except November, which is the 2nd Tuesday).
Meetings are held at a wide variety of locations, generally between 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. with members bringing their own lunch, cup and chair (and gumboots if stated).
Tea, coffee, milk and hot water are supplied at each meeting (unless otherwise stated).

Parking is limited at some of the venues, therefore we encourage members to car pool where possible. This is a great opportunity to get together with other members from your area and share the travelling.

If you have difficulty locating the venue, or are lost, please phone the organiser/contact for the day, or Joan.

Membership is $20 per year and is payable prior to the A.G.M. A new membership form MUST accompany the membership fee and be given to Rosa Wedmore, Treasurer.

Any money handed to Rosa or Joan – please place in an envelope and write your name, amount and details on the outside, this will avoid confusion on busy days.

Membership fees together with a new membership form, can be sent to Rosa Wedmore, 165 Nine Mile Road, Tynong 3813, with cheques made payable to Women on Farms West Gippsland Inc.

New members are always welcome.

More details and reminders will be given out at our monthly meetings.

Reminder for all members
“Women on Farms meetings are for women as stated in the Constitution. At the committee’s discretion some days may be open to men. This will be announced in the newsletter.”

Summary of meetings and activities for February to June, 2015

3rd February, 2015  –  Pakenham Racecourse  –  Tynong
3rd March, 2015  –  16th AGM, Tynong Hall  –  Tynong
7th April, 2015  –  Dairy Farm  –  Nar Nar Goon
5th May, 2015  –  Get together & Chat  –  Warragul
2nd June, 2015  –  Mountain View Farm  –  Longwarry North

Tuesday 3rd February, 2015 – Pakenham Racecourse, Tynong

The Pakenham Racing Club has sold its existing 60 acre (24.3ha) racecourse site and has relocated to a 608 acre (246ha) equine precinct location in Tynong, where they are building a world class racing and training facility. The fully completed new facility will include turf, synthetic and sand tracks, a function and events centre, car and float parking and a 150 residential development for trainers dwellings and stabling. The site also includes a 42 acre retail and commercial precinct.
Husbands, partners and friends are invited for the day!
The Grand Opening is expected to be held on Thursday, 26th March, 2015. As of writing, this site is still under construction, so details of the visit are not clear. So, for now, let’s get excited about this great new facility in the Cardinia Shire.

Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 – 16th Annual General Meeting – Tynong

At 10.30 am, Detective Senior Sergeant Terry Rowlands, Agricultural Liaison Officer for the Southern Metro Region will speak on Livestock and Farm Crime and what his role is in the above position. Other topics will include emerging crime trends in farm thefts of equipment and livestock, crime prevention messaging, better security practices on farms, reporting suspicious activity and current issues of the time.
At the conclusion of the talk we will conduct the AGM.
Our venue will be the same as last year.

WOMEN ON FARMS GATHERING 2015

The 2015 Gathering is being held in the Yarra Ranges at Healesville.
Date: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd March
Accommodation has been booked at 3 motels for our group.
Final payment to be paid by 4th February, 2015.

Tuesday 7th April, 2015 – Dairy Farm, Nar Nar Goon

Geoff & Debbie Bramley started farming on their property in 1983 with 31 cows. In the first year they produced 155,000 litres of milk. Now the farm milks 300 cows producing 2,500,000 litres annually.
In partnership with their share-farmers the farm produces quality milk, predominantly for supermarkets. The farm supplies ‘Parmalat’ which sell milk under the “Pauls” label.
Geoff & Debbie will discuss the improvements they have made over their 32 year journey.

Tuesday 5th May, 2015 – Get together & Chat – Irvine’s – Warragul

We don’t often get time to sit and have a chat at our meetings, so we have organised to meet at Geoff & Jean Irvine’s property to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
We may inspect the cattle, wander the property, OR just sit and catch up with friends.

Tuesday 2nd June, 2015 – Mountain View Farm – Longwarry North

Mountain View Farm is a family owned and operated dairy business. Certified organic, our model includes raising all of our bobby calves. The males are raised on retired dairy cows (Nannies), or run with their mother in the herd. The female calves are raised in a nursery. We developed a Herd Share scheme, and currently have 360 families as part of our farming community. The families have access to milk and meat. Male, marked calves are grown out to 2 years of age, then slaughtered, and marketed to our families as Dairy Beef. Cows are grass fed (no grain).
Mountain View also manufacture yoghurt and cheese.
They have plans to open an on farm school to cater for youth with learning difficulties.

2014 ACTIVITIES

February – June 2014

Please keep the following program handy, so you will know where and when each monthly meeting is to be held.

Women on Farms West Gippsland Inc. meet on the first Tuesday of each month (except November, which is the 2nd Tuesday).
Meetings are held at a wide variety of locations, generally between 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. with members bringing their own lunch, cup and chair (and gumboots if stated).
Tea, coffee, milk and hot water are supplied at each meeting (unless otherwise stated).

Parking is limited at some of the venues, therefore we encourage members to car pool where possible. This is a great opportunity to get together with other members from your area and share the travelling.

If you have difficulty locating the venue, or are lost, please phone the organiser/contact for the day, or Joan.

Membership is $20 per year and is payable prior to the A.G.M. A new membership form MUST accompany the membership fee and be given to Rosa Wedmore, Treasurer.

Any money handed to Rosa or Joan – please place in an envelope and write your name, amount and details on the outside, this will avoid confusion on busy days.

Membership fees together with a new membership form, can be sent to Rosa Wedmore, 165 Nine Mile Road, Tynong 3813, with cheques made payable to Women on Farms West Gippsland Inc.

New members are always welcome.

More details and reminders will be given out at our monthly meetings.

*Please Note Important Date*

The Gathering to be held in Corryong April 24th to 27th 2014

Reminder for all members
“Women on Farms meetings are for women as stated in the Constitution. At the committee’s discretion some days may be open to men. This will be announced in the newsletter.”

Summary of meetings and activities for February to June, 2014

– Tues 4th February, Annual General Meeting at Tynong Community Hall
– Tues 4th March, Trufficulture – Gembrook
– Tues 1st April, Leeks – Devon Meadows
– 24th to 27th April, WOF Gathering at Corryong
– Tues 6th May, Prom Country Cheese – Moyarra
– Tues 3rd June, Venison – Neerim South

Tuesday 4th February – 15th Annual General Meeting

***Please Note*** The AGM will be held at the Tynong Community Hall, Railway Ave, Tynong

The AGM will be held at 10.30am. As this year is the 25th year of Women on Farms we will celebrate and reminisce. The early members in our group will each speak briefly on their recollections of WOF. The members are Lyn Johnson, Beryl Taylor, Lyn Link, Noela Black and Evelyn Lillie.

Venue: Tynong Community Hall, Railway Avenue, Tynong
NOTE – NOT the Tynong Nth Hall

Directions: Turn south from the Princes Highway into Tynong Road. Travel about 2 km and turn left into Railway Avenue. The hall is on your left a little way up.

Ref No: Vic Roads Map reference – 320 G10

Time: 10 am bring your lunch, cup, cold drink.

Contact: Hilary Steenholdt

Tuesday 4th March – Trufficulture –
Grower & Supplier of Truffle Inoculated Trees

Colin and Jan Carter have 50 acres in Gembrook where they have developed their truffle nursery.
Colin will explain the development of growing truffle inoculated oaks, hazelnuts and pines.
We will take a walk through a “truffiere” and visit the plant nursery. A footbath is to be used at the nursery so please wear suitable work shoes/boots – no thongs. Jan will discuss truffle recipes and show how “Jack”, their young kelpie, is developing his truffle-finding scent.
Plants and recipe books will be available for purchase.

Venue: 74 Collie Rd, Gembrook

Directions: From the main crossroad in Gembrook, travel along Gembrook-
Launching Place Rd, approx 2kms. Turn right into Collie Rd. Travel 700m, gateway is on RHS (just before “Animals on the Move” entrance). Drive towards the green shed.

Ref No: Melway – Map 299 A8

Time: 10am bring lunch, mug & chair.

Contact: Denise Butler

Tuesday 1st April – Leeks – Peter Schreurs & Sons –
Vegetable Growers

Peter and his 3 sons have a large acreage for growing leeks, assorted lettuce, parsnips and bunched vegetables. A tour of the property will be very interesting. They employ 60 permanent staff, send Australian Vegetables to Japan and supply the local, interstate and domestic markets.
A great personal story of how Peter, his mother, father and siblings came from Holland to settle in Australia.

Venue: 1380 North Road, Devon Meadows.

Directions: Pass Tooradin Baxter Road and continue towards Cranbourne. Turn left into North Road and it is further down on the left.
From Cranbourne turn right into Fisheries Rd, then left into North Road, Schreurs Farm is on the right.

Ref. No. Melways – Page 138 12 H Melways – Page 142 1 H

Time: 10.00 – bring lunch, cup & chair.

Contact: Lois Binding
Thursday 24th April to 27th April – Gathering at Corryong

Tuesday 6th May – Tarago Olives, Jindivick

PSam Cabbage, a Frenchman, was an airline pilot for 40 years before coming to Australia and buying 85 acres at Jindivick. Overlooking the Tarago Reservoir the spectacular property grows 10 acres of olives.

Sam produces oil, pickled olives, olive jam, olive paste and dry paste. He supplies the top 30 restaurants in Melbourne, Crown Casino, the Tennis Centre and Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Sam will provide us with tastings of the various products, buying special bread and cheese for the tastings. To cover the cost of the tastings $5 will be charged, payable to Hilary on the day.
We will see the olive grove which is just about to be harvested. These quality olive products will be for sale.

TIME: 10 am, BYO lunch, cup, chair and warm clothes and $5.00

CONTACT: Hilary Steenholdt 5997 7378 or 0409 977 303o

Tuesday 3rd June – Graceland Venison

June and Graham Edyvane have 100 acres of lush pastures 5 minutes from Neerim South. They raise venison which is sold at the farm gate and selected Farmer’s Markets. They also add to their rural business with a self contained cottage for overnight home stays. Graham will arrange a tasting of their products (there may be
a small cost) and you may also like to purchase some venison to take home.
June is a past Women on Farms member, so some of our long term members might enjoy a catch up.
Bring your cameras, the fawns will be about 6 months old.

Venue: Graceland Venison, 135 Latrobe River Rd, Neerim South

Directions: Turn north off the Princes Highway at Drouin or Warragul or Nilma and follow the signs to Neerim South. As you come into the town look for and turn right into McDougal Rd, then left into Neerim East Rd. Go past the caravan park and then right into Latrobe River Rd. Gracefield is a short way along on the left (no 135).

Ref No: Vic Roads map 96 J2

Time: 10.00am. BYO lunch, boots, warm coat, chair and mug.

Contact: Margaret Young