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Tim lives on a deer farm just out­side of Orange, NSW, with his wife So­phie and their chil­dren Alice, 10, and Tom, eight. What do you love about coun­try life? We are sur­rounded by great pro­duc­ers here and I en­joy be­ing part of a com­mu­nity that val­ues what we do and works to­gether well. Be­ing my own boss on the farm is re­ally sat­is­fy­ing too. I love that now the kids are get­ting older, we can in­volve them in our liveli­hood. De­scribe your style. My mates will laugh at me here be­cause I’m known for not re­ally be­ing one to fol­low fash­ion — blue shirt and jeans is my go-to. Not re­ally push­ing any bound­aries, I know! It’s work clothes on the farm and ‘good’ shirts, jeans and jumpers for town. What are your wardrobe es­sen­tials? I like a re­ally nice shirt and cash­mere jumper. Do you have any favourite cloth­ing la­bels? Rodd and Gunn and R.M. Wil­liams. Where do you shop? Blowes Cloth­ing and Jack Evans in Orange carry a good se­lec­tion of farm gear. Every few years we go to Queen­stown for Easter and I stock up at the Rodd and Gunn out­let there — it helps that the shop is right at the shore of Lake Wakatipu with in­cred­i­ble views and its own Lodge Bar, so not a bad place to spend a lit­tle time and money. 1803 Ar­ti­san Deer De­sign is my go-to for fan­tas­tic wal­lets, shav­ing kits and knives. Dis­claimer: 1803 is my sis­ter’s busi­ness and she uses antler and bi-prod­ucts from our farm so we have a vested in­ter­est in sup­port­ing her wares. It’s no hard­ship though, the range is re­ally beau­ti­ful. What groom­ing prod­ucts do you use? I’m not re­ally much into ‘groom­ing’! But I have a 1803 shav­ing kit, which is great. Oth­er­wise I use Nivea and what­ever sham­poo Soph buys. For af­ter­shave I like Issey Miyake Pour Homme. Who is your style in­flu­ence? My late fa­ther An­drew. He was a coun­try vet and al­ways made an ef­fort to look smart when­ever he went to town or any­where nice. I have a few of Dad’s big old coats, per­fect for Orange win­ters! How will you be spend­ing Fa­ther’s Day? Here on the farm with the fam­ily and my dog El­ton. A picnic up on the ridge pad­dock, then maybe an early din­ner around the fire pit. What do you love about be­ing a fa­ther? The hugs! Hav­ing a laugh with the kids, coach­ing Tom’s foot­ball team, get­ting them to help on the farm (de­spite their grum­bles). > Visit mandagerycreek.com.au

CLOCK­WISE A tree-lined lane run­ning through the fam­ily farm; Tim with his wife So­phie; Alice hang­ing from a tree in the back­yard; some of the herd.

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