It’s a sunny, chilly autumn afternoon and Jenny McAuley of Red Hill Truffles is preparing for the busiest season of the truffle calendar. ”The truffle season starts at the beginning of June and runs for 12 weeks,” explains Jenny. “The truffle starts growing in the ground in the first week of December and it takes until the first of June to grow and ripen. The fungus grows on the root of tree, and the tree likes the fungus because the fungus kills the grass around the tree that competes with it for the sugar, water and elements it needs to thrive.
It’s summertime at Main Ridge Dairy, the season for their award winning hard cheeses - called Caprinella & Capony. This time of year the milk volume from the goats generally drops as feed hardens. Like all things from this award winning dairy, good planning and care prevails and due to the great cut of silage this year (harvested on the farm) the girls are well fed through summer which keeps them happy.
The best way to sum up Peninsula Pedal Tours might be through the eyes of it’s founder Paul Jones. His road to this wonderful new experience in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula hinterland is reflected in his living spirit and passion for riding.