The story of Lessismore Farm begins with Dean falling in love with a city girl Michelle making him realise the importance of "knowing your farmer". Coming from a long history of farmers in the Bagshaw family dating back to 1838 - it was obvious that accessibility to farms was not as common as it used to be. Paddock tours, collecting eggs + feeding live stock were common occurrences when friends came to visit. This launched the idea of bringing farm experiences to everyone. Downsizing their 3500 hectare farm and escaping to a 400 acre farm by the ocean has brought them closer to this dream. This is where the inspiration for the name 'Lessismore Farm' originated from. This sparked the idea to make more out of less and to get back to basics.
We are on this adventure with our two (not so little now) children, James (20) and Chloe (19). James our oldest is a farmer at heart and it is in his blood. He is a great asset to the farm contributing to farm work and looking after live stock. Chloe is our creative director, takes our photographs and assists with social media use. Our third belated child is our beloved dog Lexi. We rescued her in July 2019 and she loves to roam around the farm and go for long walks to the billabong - no doubt you will see her out and about when you come visit!
Our family moved to the sea for a 'sea change' for its calming effect on the mind - nothing bad can ever happen in a place like this. Michelle and Dean
have a dream to share their love of the land and the food that comes from it. Experiencing back to basics such as bread making, interacting with live stock, the simplicity of paddock to plate eating and immersing themselves are important to Dean + Michelle.
This journey has just begun and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Love Dean and Michelle.