In the 2016 HL Trend Report, we named the Farmstagram a top trend to watch in the year ahead, and if you’re the sort who’s regularly daydreaming about a simple pastoral lifestyle, you’re going to want to keep your eye on this one.
The movement has seen a steady rise in bucolic images featuring grumbling tractors, new-born lambs, fields of grain and more on Instagram. It seems farmers everywhere are taking to the social media platform to document their daily agri life, and the Instagram community is loving it. In fact, these wholesome rural pics have become so popular, they’ve ultimately garnered their very own #farmstagram hashtag.
We’re assuming the craze has something to do with people’s growing appreciation for a down-to-earth, grounded existence that strips away the manic frivolity of city living. Aside from delighting the eye, the images also offer a window into another more wholesome world that the country mouse in many of us seems to crave.
With this in mind, we’ve gathered together 12 of our favourite Farmstagrams to feed the Old MacDonald in you – you can follow all the Igers below to get your daily dose of rural artistry.
sheep in the mist
country life collage
Farmy friends for this #followfriday. I love how Instagram connects agriculture Australia wide, across commodities, broad acres and lifestyles. (I’m also grateful my husband’s not on Instagram and inspired by my ag mates or we might be headed back up north chasing mickey bulls again fast enough to make my head spin!) ??? These farmers wives share the ups and downs, good, bad, long days, cheeky country kids, the bloody hard work, the sweet rewards of life on the land… @countrylifeexperiment | @larissapetfield | @mcarthurteam | @trickygirl #werefarmersandwegrowit A photo posted by Emma ? She Sows Seeds (@emmasteendam) on
bounty of the harvest
The beginning of something new… last week was the first week of the WHF Winter CSA! There were even a few storage tomatoes in the share ? Although it’s pretty wet and soggy out there this week we’re excited to get to harvesting tomorrow for this week’s share. #workinghandsfarmcsa #dirtyhandscleanhearts #growbetter #eatyourveggies #winterfood A photo posted by Jess & Brian Powers (@workinghandsfarm) on
a proud farmer
Back home from our epic #lensandlarder retreat to this dashing farmer, and all of our girls in the maternity fields….still a few mommies-to-be out there! #noplacelikehome #grassfed #farmlife #irishcountryliving A photo posted by Imen McDonnell (@modernfarmette) on
A real barn burner
Day three. Woke to this ? #farmstagram A photo posted by Matt Destry (@matthewcdestry) on
fields of gold
#fresh A photo posted by Tucker Taylor (@farmert) on
mary had a little lamb
A little over 7 weeks to go and we’ll have these little fellas running about the place again #holeandsonslambing A photo posted by Ben Hole (@benjaminhole) on
a curious cow
Check out the ears on Toot! She was so curious about the apple I was offering to her. #brownswiss #heifer A photo posted by Blue Pepper Farm (@bluepepperfarm) on
After planting and spraying, we generally cultivate our crops as well as side dress them with nitrogen before their first in crop irrigation. Most of our fertiliser is applied before planting but we top up the crops nutrient requirements once it’s up and growing! This photo was taken at my Uncles place, hence the different soil texture! @justinyarrow #mydayinag #australiancotton #fertilising #farmersgottafarm #johndeere A photo posted by My Day In Ag (@mydayinag) on
making hay while the sun shines
Sorry for the absence. But I’ve been hay making like a…….well, like a hay-maker I suppose. I just loaded the last 11 bales from this mountain meadow before the sky turned bible black. I crawled down the hill and up the other end of the valley and stuck them in the barn when the heavens opened. #hay #mountainfarm #greatwesterncatskills A photo posted by Evans & Evans Farm (@evansandevansfarm) on
I have let the piglets through into a different part of the wood, they’ll love digging and rooting around in here! A photo posted by Nathan Atkinson (@njatkinson1) on
a patchwork of bucolic beauty
Now Relax Breathe Repeat…. A photo posted by nicky baker (@therunningshepherdess) on