About Us

Welcome to White Stone Farm – a newly established and burgeoning sustainable farm on the outskirts of Clunes in Central Victoria. Β Nestled on the vast volcanic landscape, this property is the new home of Prue Simmons and Stacy Elson and their dream to create positive change through innovative techniques, delicious food and sustainability.

In a time of food insecurity, preservative and chemical laden foods, climate change, diminishing health and disappearing community spirit, Prue and Stace packed their bags and swapped their lifestyles of Melbourne’s hustle and bustle for the quiet pace, strong community and clean air (reputed to be the cleanest in Victoria!) of country Victoria.

Besides, they couldn’t afford to buy a house in Melbourne!

A Tree Change…a Search for a Healthier Lifestyle…a Desire to Get Away From the Hustle and Bustle of the ‘burbs…a Need to Make a Positive Difference to the Planet…

All of these inspired our move out of Melbourne and to a 10 acre property in Central Victoria in 2011.

Moving in before a bitter winter in 2011, Prue and Stace worked tirelessly to get the house in a liveable state and start the long process of planning, planting and producing tasty, fresh vegetables and herbs.

Along with Jess the horse, who behaves more like a dog and has the run of the place and a growing llama herd (currently 3 young girls called Brittany, Yuki and Lilah) and a myriad of chickens and ducks, there are lots more plans for future livestock as they eke out a healthier existence on this ancient alluvial floodplain.

Join Prue and Stace (and Laurel the Tractor!) on their journey as White Stone Farm evolves, grows and changes through Sustainability, Innovation and Education. Β And lots of hard work!

Stace, Prue & Laurel the Tractor

15 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Awesome! I’m so envious about the adventure you’re starting. I hope it goes amazingly well and that we get to visit and share in the good life to come!

    Cheers
    MOC

  2. Hey Prue and Stace
    Love the web site and thanks for having me stay at white stone farm. Look forward to some more adventures at the fam. x J

    • Hey Jo!

      We loved having you at White Stone Farm – thanks for visiting, helping walk the llamas and gracing us with your wonderful presence! We can’t wait to have you back again soon and stay tuned for lots more adventures. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Prue and Stacey,

    Thanks for having us over for the night. We had a blast, llama walking is now my favourite pass-time: they are such beautiful animals. I’m looking forward to the new developments at White Stone and I might make a special trip down when your organic garlic becomes available. Thanks again. O.

    • Hey Owen!

      It was lovely having you stay, so glad that you both enjoyed it! Thanks for your help with the llamas – I think that Brittany misses you!

      Looking forward to seeing you during garlic season! πŸ™‚

      Take care and see you again soon!

  4. Hi Prue, I have just taken the time today to find out all about White Stone Farm and what you are doing there! Now I know! As I said on a Facebook message , until around Oct last year my mum used to life in Talbot and I used to go through Clunes every time I visited her! I am thrilled about what you are doing and why, and wish you and Stace all the very, very best. I’d love to come and visit – when the weather is warmer and although not an animal person, I might enjoy the experience of walking your llamas. I love your writing too. All the best, Ann.

    • So lovely to hear from you Ann – and you are most welcome to visit White Stone Farm anytime! Thank you for your wonderful words and we’ll make sure to book in a time for you to stay when the warmth of Spring graces us…and I’m sure the llamas will win you over too. πŸ™‚ Take care until then! πŸ™‚

  5. Truly inspirational! Keep thinking about the farm since my recent visit & admire you both immensely. Llama walking was wonderful & holding tiny baby chicken just beautiful. Keep up the amazing (& no doubt hard) work. Can bring my boots & gloves anytime you need! Mandy xx

    • Thanks Mandy!

      It was a pleasure to have you out at the farm – the llamas loved the attention and you were just in time with those newly hatched chicks! You’re most welcome anytime you want to come and gets your hands dirty!! Or just to relax and take in the serenity. πŸ™‚

  6. So envious Prue.
    Proud to see you value the important things in life. Great priorities. Hope it all works well. Let me know if you need alpacas.

    Carl

    • Thanks Carl!
      Your place looks amazing – would love to visit sometime and have a look at your lovely alpacas and fibre!! πŸ™‚

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