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Mossy Willow Episode Thread

farmerjesse
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:04:59 GMT

Hey y’all! The second season is officially here! I did an interview with Mossy Willow Farm in Victoria, Australia (I started down under because they were on vacation and I didn’t have to pester too many farmers in the northern hemisphere for their time during the busy season). I really loved this interview less for the no-till stuff (though insightful) and more for the life/farm balance stuff, especially for this time of year. What did you all think? Anything stand out? Also, I’m not doing these in huge batches like I did last year (and like most podcasts do) where I would record a bunch of episodes and put them all up over the winter. I’m doing small batches so if there is ever anything you’d like to have me focus on for future interviews, lemme know!

dlowe3178
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:29:10 GMT

Thanks for your hard work. I liked the discussion about growing in Australia, and I liked the discussion about life-farm balance. I'm not yet a farmer but I get kind of stressed out just listening to farmers talk about how they only allow themselves one day off a week. Its concerning because its hard to tell how much overworking is caused by workaholic mindsets, and how much is caused by economic necessity. More discussions with international no-till growers would be very interesting IMO.

Dawson Mehalko
Sat, 07 Sep 2019 01:17:50 GMT

I loved this episode. I was absolutely blown away when they said they were doing (I believe it was) $300k on an acre. I understand that they have much higher costs, but that is one hell of an impressive farm!

farmerjesse
Sun, 08 Sep 2019 09:53:05 GMT

I definitely intend to do more International stuff. I think there is a lot to learn about efficiency and inventiveness from foreign growers because almost nowhere is like America. We have Johnnys, and Farmers Friend and so many other great resources that other countries just don’t. Also we have markets and space they don’t and our land is (often) cheaper. Glad you all liked it! I really loved this episode. I had a few to choose from and this was the one I though kicked it off the best.

huerta_tarruco
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:03:22 GMT

Need to bear in mind that 1 aud = 0.68 usd currently. But yeah incredible sales. Their one acre is very compact though, very little space lost so lots of production ( i spied on Google maps)

Dawson Mehalko
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:37:10 GMT

Huerta, Yes, that is the conversion rate, however the buying power is the same. $3USD in the US will get you the same thing as $3AUD in Australia. Understanding that helps to outline just how incredible it is.