Wipptee farm — what's it like?

 Wipptee is an imaginary farming property, located in the rolling foothills west of the Great Dividing Range in Australia, somewhere between Wagga Wagga and Dubbo.

Rolling farmland with ploughed brown paddocks and gum trees

In school we had maps of Australia, and we were given little stamps to put on the map to show where agriculture happened. This region was where we put sheep and wheat stamps.

It's used for mixed farming, both crops and livestock. Canola is grown for oilseed, also many grains like wheat and barley, and other crops like lentils, chickpeas, sorghum, lupins, and lucerne for feed. There are many, many sheep.

Wipptee isn't a real place, but in my imagination it looks like this, and is the central location for much of the drama in the book Wipptee, a cozy mystery / rural romance.



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