Category: Adelaide Hills Farm Services

3 Unexpected Benefits of Reducing your Bushfire Risk in the Adelaide Hills this Summer

3 Unexpected Benefits of Reducing your Bushfire Risk in the Adelaide Hills this Summer Fire Prevention activities in the Adelaide Hills

If you’re a resident of the Adelaide Hills, chances are you either experienced the devastating Cudlee Creek Bushfires of 2019, or you’ve seen the long-lasting damage they did to the surrounding landscapes. With a chance of similar conditions this summer, it’s never been so important to reduce the risk of a bushfire on your property. […]

Divine Intervention for Salvation Jane: How to Get the Curse Under Control

Divine Intervention for Salvation Jane: How to Get the Curse Under Control

Salvation Jane is one of the most common weeds in the Adelaide Hills, blanketing the landscape with its distinctive purple flowers in spring. As a declared weed, landholders are obliged to manage it. If you’ve ever wondered how to control it, we’ve got you covered. Also known as Paterson’s Curse, Salvation Jane is a winter […]

Pods and Belle on The Adelaide Show Podcast

Pods and Belle on The Adelaide Show Podcast Hills Of Dreams - Pods and Belle on The Adelaide Show Podcast

We’ve been lucky enough to have been featured on the popular and long-running podcast, The Adelaide Show, in a special feature episode, Hills Of Dreams, about life in the Adelaide Hills, especially in relation to dealing with bushfire risk. Host Steve Davis, whom I’ve known for many years, drew out plenty of stories about our […]

Lifestyle farming, rules of thumb, and the dynamics of farm management

Lifestyle farming, rules of thumb, and the dynamics of farm management Lifestyle farming

All farmers face similar challenges, no matter whether they are lifestyle farmers or commercial farmers, because they all need to work within the constraints of climate, soil, and other natural factors. The main difference is that commercial farmers work on a larger scale because they rely on their land for their income, while lifestyle farmers […]

Love thy neighbour but get them to spray their weeds

Love thy neighbour but get them to spray their weeds Love thy neighbour but get them to spray their weeds in the Adelaide Hills

We all have neighbours who don’t do the right thing. But when it’s not spraying weeds, it’s just frustrating and can undermine farm practices. One of the benefits of having Pods on your team, is that when you’ve engaged him to do your spraying, he’ll cast a weather eye over your fences to check the […]

Adelaide Hills Fencing Repairs: I enjoy it!

Adelaide Hills Fencing Repairs: I enjoy it! Adelaide Hills Fencing Repairs: I enjoy it!

I enjoy it, that’s what Pods says when asked about doing fence maintenance and repairs. Pods is co-owner of Adelaide Hills Farm Services and says of all the jobs in farming, installing or repairing fences is the most satisfying because when you finish you have something solid, straight, and stock-proof to show for your work. […]

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