Hello Costa!

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Sydney and meeting up with my all-time favourite person - Costa Georgiadis. You will recognise Costa.... and his beard from the iconic ABC's Gardening Australia show. 

More to come shortly..... on our meeting and podcast. All will be revealed shortly. 

Thank you to Costa for your never-ending energy, enthusiasm and dedication to our great Australian environment. You are a champion! See you soon Costa Georgiadis Official

#littlevalleyfarm #lagunansw #wollombivalley #huntervalley #touristdrive33#alpacafarm #lowerhuntervalley #alpacabreeder Little Valley Farm - Alpaca Farm Daniela Ricci

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CommBank Podcast "Leave Nothing to Chance"

When I am not running around the alpaca paddocks, I have my media-hat on and this week we caught up with CommBank to talk about small business. “Leave Nothing to Chance” in their Podcast series.

Click on the links below to hear Daniela Riccio of Little Valley Farm and BOUTIQUE Public Relations discuss small business.

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Just hanging around waiting for you!

Just hanging around waiting for you!

Drought impact in Hunter Valley likely to extend into winter as farmers stock up on hay

Daniela Riccio's Little Valley Farm interviewed by ABC Newcastle regarding the drought in the Lower Hunter Valley. 

As you can see from the images, it took its toll on the farm but my cattle and alpaca's remained nice and healthy, thanks to us hand feeding the last year.  Me... well, I look exhausted by the 43-45 degree summer days.  Click on the link to read the full article. 

Words and images courtesy of Robert Virtue, ABC Newcastle. 

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-05/impact-of-drought-in-hunter-valley-likely-to-extend-into-winter/9391082

LAGUNA FARMER FORCED TO BUY FEED FOR OVER A YEAR, AS DRY CONDITIONS BITE IN HUNTER

Well here, I am again, looking rather exhausted during the summer drought. The ABC Newcastle was here to interview us and several other farmers about the lack of rainfall in the Hunter Valley. 

Click on the link to read the full article: https://www.facebook.com/1233newcastle/posts/10155957223377591

 

Photos and words courtesy of Robert Virtue, ABC Newcastle

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/1233newcastle/posts/10155957223377591

Hunter Magazine

Little ValleyFarm featured in the Hunter And Coastal Magazine. 

From globe trotter to alpaca farmer - am sitting trying to work out how I got here? 

From globe-trotter to farmer

Listen to our podcast on Little Valley farm. A big thank you to Cultivate Farms and Regional Voices for this podcast. 

After 15 years travelling the world Daniela and her husband decided to pursue a lifelong dream and start their own farm in the Hunter Valley.

After many years of discussion and study, Daniela and Ewan now run Little Valley Farm and they’re part of the Visit My Farm initiative to show other city-dwellers the beauty of ag.

Listen here: https://regionalvoices.podbean.com/e/from-globe-trotter-to-farmer/

This month is supported by Cultivate Farms.

 

https://regionalvoices.podbean.com/e/from-globe-trotter-to-farmer/

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Source: https://regionalvoices.podbean.com/e/from-globe-trotter-to-farmer/

17 MUST DO HUNTER VALLEY EXPERIENCES

Little Valley Farm featured in Wine Selector Magazine.

LUSH LAVENDER

Daniela Riccio bought Little Valley Lavender Farm five years ago and while she still grows over 100 lavender bushes, the farm is mostly an organic garlic producer, alpaca breeding base and fleece retailer, bee keeper and miniature cattle grazier. It's is also a part of the Department of Primary Industries' Visit My Farm program, whereby city slickers can spend a day learning about farm life.

Words and images courtesy of Shonagh Walker

Source: https://www.wineselectors.com.au/selector-magazine/life/17-must-do-hunter-valley-experiences