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Whales, Miniature Ponies & Bees


A miniature pony breeder is another of Mark's talents.

When Mark Farrell arrived at my place with his fiance under the pretense of having a cuppa, I am not sure if he got more than he bargained for, or if I did. It took me less than a kettle to boil to realize he is a super nice guy & once my chronic case of verbal diarrhea paused to catch my breath, I asked Mark if we could test out my new mixer & record a podcast.


There was no need to hold Mark to ransom, threaten to deflate his tyres or try & persuade him, he was without a doubt the coolest cucumber to take on my podcast session yet. Browny points to you Mark & thank you again for being a part of Mike & Mal's first day on the job (microphone names).


What I discovered about Mark, in less than half an hour I might add, not only is he relaxed discussing his passions, whale & dolphin photography, miniature ponies, beekeeping & his love of being outdoors, but he is soon to be married & is busy getting ready for this. Note it was nice to hear a bloke say that, it used to be left up to the bride to organise.


Mark explains, his photography passion stems from a childhood combination of being around the Hervey Bay coastal waters & his parents' photography studio. His photography captures stunning images of nature around the Fraser Coast Region. His photos are available to purchase at Creations @ the Harbour, a gallery showcasing local artists & their wares.

You can contact Mark Farrell Photography by following this link.



A sweeter side to Mark, is Farrell's Busy Bees (sorry Tammy if you thought I was talking about

Farrell's Busy Bee Honey is a Fraser Coast treat.

you). Mark has a variety of hives and produces deliciously pure honey right here in Sunshine Acres. Being a fan of honey, I can personally recommend this local Hervey Bay honey. Not only is the taste delish to the lips, the price is right & you are buying it from the producer direct, supporting local. Where can you find this honey, did I hear you ask? Contact Mark directly.


Which leaves me explaining the nay-ext discovery of Mark made today is his miniature pony breeding. I must admit I thought a Shetland Pony was the smallest horse breed but while these ponies are not suitable for riding they are a beautiful & intelligent pet alternative if you have a couple of acres.


I find inspiration from everyday people doing everyday things, things that nurture joy. Here in the Fraser Coast, I am yet to find someone not willing to share a little of their story.


On air with Mark Farrell.

Contact Mark to check out his photography and follow his Facebook page. You can also contact Mark through his Facebook to find out where to buy his honey & miniature ponies.

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