Anna Kelly was waiting for friends in a Kyneton wine bar when I met her one Friday night. When she told me she was a sheep farmer, I asked her more about that. When we caught up for coffee, it was obvious that she had a great story.
Anna went home to Conargo to grow merinos on her parents property. One thing led to another, not the least of which was the drought, and she decided to grow Dorper lambs and harvest them for sale through farmers markets and direct selling to clients.
Her business, Plains Paddock Lamb has grown rapidly and her sensitivity and concern for her animals showed not only in her words but in the moments I observed during our photo shoot.
The story is in the Feb/Mar 2015 issue of OUTback magazine.