How does the old saying go? Never do business with friends and family! Well, Binalong Beef is going to be the exception to the rule.
My brother, Nathan, and I own and run the farm. Actually, he does most of the work and I stand around passing him tools as he fixes the various bits of machinery that seem to break down with depressing regularity.
Still, we seem to work ok together (most of the time) and the rest of the time, well, you can always avoid someone on 613 acres.
Why are we doing this? Easy question to answer – to have a go! We both love Australia, the countryside and hard work and owning a farm seems like a good way to combine all three (particularly the hard work).
We do hope to make the farm a viable beef cattle business at some point but are under no illusions that it is a long, long term project.
Still, you only live once and we are not going to die wondering what could have been.
Till next time.