We arrived in Tassie in 2018 having lived in a few places over the years but are now happily located in the beautiful north west of Tassie at Milabena. We love it so much we have decided to make it home. Covid19 made us all sit back and carefully rethink our lives. For us – it brought home the importance of our family and friends, and the community we live in. It also highlighted the importance of the safety, wellbeing and health of ourselves and others. We had always thought that issues such as the food we eat, where it comes from, and ‘going local’ was important; as is the environment and issues of sustainability. Once the ‘toilet paper’ hoarding started it became rather obvious that having access to local reliable produce was also important. Not only did we want that for ourselves but we could also provide it, in some form, for others. Black Barn Hill is our response. As avid lovers of our lamb we want to be able to share that with the rest of Tassie, providing some really great produce, direct from our place to yours.
Pete is a farmer from way back and has worked with sheep his whole life, so this is nothing new to him, he’s just having to get used to all the grass that grows down here. Nici works part time as a lecturer and researcher at UTAS and part time ‘helping’ on the farm.