Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre’s Food Security Project has announced the winner of the Nimbin Sexiest Farmer Competition, held to coincide with the 2012 Year of the Farmer.
She is Kit McNamara (pictured), the 30-year-old single mother of four-year-old son Seth.
Since 2009 Kit has taken on the family farm on Boyle Road, Nimbin, with gusto. The fourth generation to farm on the McNamara property, she started milking as soon as she could reach the udders, and now helps with the daily milking and management of a hundred or so cows. Kit personally specialises in dual-purpose chickens, her goal being to breed the perfect chicken: ‘a funky looking bird that lays well and tastes good’. She began chook farming by taking in rescued chickens but grew to love them so much that she now has over 60 egg- and meat-producing birds. She breeds numerous rare types and also keeps ducks, turkeys and guineafowl. Kit also finds the time to breeds pigs.
Kit loves the farming lifestyle, especially working with animals, and recommends farming as a career.
‘Farming is an honest, down-to-earth career choice with none of the complicated people-politics involved in other types of jobs. Cows, pigs and chooks just don’t tell lies or have hidden agendas,’ says Kit.
Even the early-morning milking regime does not dampen her enthusiasm for farming life. Kit hopes that when Seth grows up he will be interested in following the family farming tradition too.
We think that Kit’s enthusiasm for farming, plus her strong animal-welfare approach to animal husbandry, makes her Nimbin’s Sexiest Farmer.