Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things on a farm

Down on the farm

Here are some old pictures taken in the Huon Valley. Orchards, mostly apples and cherries are still common although many of the old apple orchards are gone. There are old apple packing sheds dotted all over the valley.

I used to enjoy going to country shows. The Huon Show was always a good one with lots of animals to see but I also really liked the Middleton Fair which was held in the Channel area.

Most of the hops used in beer making are grown in the Derwent valley but we do have a nice example of an old hop kiln at Ranelagh near Huonville.

Apple Orchard near Ranelagh
Old apple packing shed in Geeveston.
Petting a calf Huon Show.
Sheep dog working at Middleton Country Fair
disused Hop kiln at Ranelagh


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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