Craig & Caroline Hind
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and pay respect to the palawa people as the traditional owners of lutruwita (Tasmania) as well as all the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We honour their culture and their Elders, past, present and emerging and Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the continuing custodians of the rich cultural heritage of lutruwita.
Craig & Caroline Hind live on a 680 square metre (0.17 acre) urban farm we lovingly call "Leatherwood Farm" 1.7km from the centre of Smithton, North-West Tasmania, Australia - a town with a population of about 4,000 nestled on the Duck River and Duck Bay leading out to the Bass Strait.
We are advocates for sustainable foods and are strong believers in knowing and trusting what you eat. Leatherwood Farm is an extension of this philosophy, where we practice what we preach, growing as much food as we can for the table.
We both work in the IT industry. We're big supporters of sustainable energy 🌬☀️🔌, recycling ♻️ and sustainability in general. Electric cars 🔌🚗, cats 🐈, mountains & forests 🏔🌲, snow ❄️ and being in cold places. Photography 📷, astronomy 🔭🪐🚀, cherry pie 🍒🥧, apple pie 🍏🥧, Asian food 🍜 and (mostly, but not exclusively electronic) music 🎵. We are Antarcticans 🇦🇶.
We're still setting up the farm so you won't see much at the moment, but you can watch as the infrastructure is built.
Chook is Australian slang for chicken. Alas though, there are no chooks here yet. We are concentrating on getting the veggie gardens up and running first, but we're hoping to have the chooks installed soon after.