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Red earth, children, farm sheds, giant pigs

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By: Simon Haslam

It was all red earth, rolling hills, gum trees, farm sheds and giant pigs as this school group visited The Farm last week to learn a bit about how food is actually made on a working farm. The Farm’s mission is to ‘Grow, Feed and Educate’, and school tours are an important part of the education process for the pigs, who learn an unnerving amount about human behaviour with each outing.

It’s hard to believe that you can be part of an idyllic country scene, and buy local produce while also eating top-quality food and sipping a double espresso (or a cocktail) at the Three Blue Ducks, but that’s how things roll in this part of Byron.

It’s hard to actually see the pigs in this photo, as our insipid photographer didn’t want to get too close, but they were roughly the mass of ten children. Possibly regular school visits contribute to the pigs’ colossal girth – I would definitely have been counting heads as the kids got back onto the bus.

More info: The Farm. Open 7 days from 7am. 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale.
www.thefarmbyronbay.com.au.


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