Free range, and loving it

FREE RANGE: Carolyn and Eric Suggate have created a chemical free haven at their Bonnie Doon farm.

IN just three years Carolyn Suggate has turned her small Bonnie Doon farm into a business.
Running under her label Eat Local Eat Wild, Carolyn has completely changed the structure of her property through rotational grazing, chicken fertiliser and a sustainable approach to living off the land.
Moving from the Yarra Valley almost three years ago, Carolyn and her husband Eric wanted to raise their family in a more rural setting.
Purchasing 100 acres on Dry Creek Road at Bonnie Doon, the family moved in with just three sheep and 10 chickens.
Fast forward almost three years and they have leased more land to accommodate rocketing animal numbers, with a herd of beef cattle, sheep, 150 laying chickens and a further 100 meat chickens.
“We wanted to work with the farm and what the land could best support and offer,” Carolyn said.

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