MANJIMUP WA PEOPLE
FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT Mel and her willing helpers Viva, Rani, Gaby and Gator. “A good truffle dog will only find the ripe truffle,” says Mel; Viva carefully marks the spot; the Booths also run Highland and Angus cattle, along with one Hereford, at Wilgarup River Farm; Gavin shows Brin a ripe truffle: “Each truffle smells different,” says Gavin. After the dog has identified a ripe truffle, it’s carefully weighed, washed, dried and graded before dispatch; the Booths’ garden. “Mel and I both love to grow vegetables and spend time in the garden,” says Gavin.