Tracey Kruger gives farming a positive picture

Penshurst woman Tracey Kruger is continuing her mission to give farming life a more positive image.

Picture this: Tracey Kruger reads from one of her children's book, "We Love the Farm Machines" at Sheepvention at Hamilton.  Picture: Morgan Hancock

Picture this: Tracey Kruger reads from one of her children's book, "We Love the Farm Machines" at Sheepvention at Hamilton. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Ms Kruger recently released the next two in her series of picture books for children on farm life, “We Love Farm Animals” and “We Love Farm Machines.”

They follow her earlier two picture books, “We Love the Farm” and “We Love the Lambs” as well as her big photographic labour of love, “Shearing in Victoria’s Western District” that contains more than 800 photographs of life in local shearing sheds. She also produces calendars featuring photos of farm life.

She said she hoped her picture books would give children an idea of the hard work and care that farmers gave their livestock and encourage more young people to consider farming as a career.

Ms Kruger, a former teacher who lives on a farm at Penshurst, is obviously a passionate photographer and still gets excited about the craft. She also gets excited about hearing about the responses of children to her books.

She sold “boxes and boxes” of her latest picture books at her stall at Sheepvention. The books are also available in Warrnambool bookshops. 

It's all about giving a positive image to the hard work that farm families are doing.

Tracey Kruger

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