Sunday, 14 February 2016


Howdy folks, another day of rain showers and a perfect chance to do a quick blog update while those apples keep growing.

One of the comments we hear a lot about Tasmania is that it must be cold, due to it being so far south.  Actually as the climate is dominated by the surrounding ocean it is a lot more temperate than much of the Australian mainland.  As a result we don't have the big swings from minus 5 degrees Celcius (23F) in winter to 40 plus (104F) in summer.  Sure, we can occasionally get below 0, and we may have a day approaching 40 once in a blue moon, but for the most part the temperatures inhabit a nice range in the middle, cool at night, nice in the day.  And if you get one of those glorious clear winter days where it is cold (say 10 degrees Celcius) and sunny, well let's just say it is a wonderful time to be alive and outside.

Anyway, don't take my word for it, check out our personal weather station on the internet here!  It is right here on the farm and is a valuable tool for our farm management.  So any time of the day or night, you can take a look and see for yourself how great the weather is on Our Mates' Farm.

How long will the "dog days" of summer last?