JANUARY is a time for taking a load off. What better way to waste an afternoon by scrolling through an endless supply of colourful, iconic farming photos? Get yourself a cuppa, set aside an hour (or three) and let The Land’s resident Instagram addict Jessie Davies guide you through her favourite accounts.
Beware: Highly addictive content below.
If you’re into sheep and techno music this is the account for you. This instagrammer has a lot of fun taking snaps from interesting angles. Be prepared to be entertained.
The Instagram account of our very own Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Woman of the Year, Sophie Hansen, will delight. The Orange-based food blogger posts photos of her homemade treats, kids’ adventures and, of course, updates from her family’s farming operation, Mandagery Creek Venison. Watch out for Sophie’s regular Instagram stories, too.
Kelpie, Collie or Blue Heeler – this account features photos of farmers’ best friends. The curator of this account features other people’s photos. For your chance to feature simply hashtag your photos #workdogsoz
Coming in at 20,000 followers this colourful account features all aspects of farming down under. This account’s aerial photographs are particularly good.
With almost 40,000 followers, this one is a must-follow. Almost every rural related photo on social media bears this account’s hall mark hashtag created by friends, Jim Honner, Jugiong, and Sam Johnston, Forbes. The two started Instagramming back in 2014, originally using it to post photos they’d taken on farm to share with their circle of friends. Before they knew it they were receiving photos from all over rural Australia and different countries to post. Each day they have about new photos to choose from. You can visit their website www.thankafarmerforyournextmeal.com.
You’ll know celebrity chef Anthony Puharich from his work with Aussie pork and Meat and Livestock Australia. His Instagram features mouth watering meat cuts from his high-class butcher shop Victor Churchill in Sydney’s Woollahra. He regularly ‘grams his trips to some of the world’s best restaurants! Note: If you haven’t already visited the shop put it on your to-do list for your next Sydney trip.
This Dutch butcher shows off his style on this lively account. Based in London, Marco Peerdeman shows off his love of high quality red meat, plus his cycling and skiing adventures. Follow him if you’re as into marbled meat as I am.
Ewe beauty! Curated by The Land’s very own sheep and wool writer Annabelle Beale, Flock and Fleece features sheepy creatures in all their glory. Whether in shearing sheds, shows or shrubby paddocks, Annabelle has a photo (or a Boomerang loop) to please you.
Beautiful photographs of rural families in their element. Snapped by famed rural photographer Edwina Robertson, based in Toowoomba, Queensland, this account snaps school kids, suckling pigs, sweet but snotty babies and lots of horses’ snouts. For more photos from Edwina Robertson’s rural weddings, follow her own account @edwinarobertson
It’s easy to get caught up with what’s happening in our own backyard but this account sheds some light on what they’re doing across the ditch. NZ farming showcases an enviable amount of stock feed, breathtaking mountains and interesting photos of earthquake ravaged farms.
And of course, the best for last – The Land newspaper. We feature some of the best photos from our photographer, Rachael Webb, and our team of journalists across the state in our snaps. So keep abreast of where we are each week on our account.