Once again Bev has some orphaned animals she is looking after. This Spring she has 2 Joey Kanagroos, and a wallaby.
Bev has been hand rearing orphaned animals for 26 years! She has had Kangaroos, Wallabys, Possums, Birds. Once they’re old enough, they are released back into the wild on Emu Ridges farm.
The joey kangaroos we currently have are Leo, Bambi and we often babysit Kindy Boy. Leo is the oldest at 14 months and now doesn’t need to live in the pouch (bag/basket) but still will try to get in one when he can. Bambi is 10 months old and still lives in the pouch (bag/basket). Bambi was found on the Dudley Penisula by a couple who named him after his unique markings on his head. Kindy Boy is Bev’s daughters joey and he is also 10 months old. His name comes from when Mel took her children to kindy and on the way they found him, therefore he got the name Kindy Boy. Eucy the wallaby is 10 months old and is now semi released like Leo.
The joeys all still have 4 bottles a day. Sometimes a lucky visitor gets to feed one!
This is little Bambi 9 months old to cute!
They are little rascals just like a child or domestic pet as they grow. If you are visiting our beautiful island make sure you drive safely and if you see a dead animal on the road please check the pouches for little ones and it you find a baby or injured animal please call the local vet or National Parks in your area and we are always happy to help.
Some wonderful news, Nanna Bev and Grandpa Larry are proud to announce the arrival of our latest grandson Bruce Banton making our youngest daughter Tiffany and Wills little family complete ❤ a little brother for John and Maggie ❤
Tiffany is the owner and director of Bop till you Drop in Adelaide. A children’s entertainment company.
We have added an exciting new addition to our Emu Ridge Cafe Menu. Kangaroo Island fresh water Marron. Its a great bush food in keeping with our business, its indigenous to Australia and another form of sustainable farming of our natural resources, just like our eucalyptus oil!
Live Marron from our tanks provides nothing but the freshest produce. Kangaroo Island Marrons sweet delicate flesh and rich fresh flavour is claimed to be one of the world’s most indulgent foods.
Marron Cherax cainii are fresh water crustaceans origionally from Western Australia, but introduced to Kangaroo Islands rivers in the 1980’s. Marron is the largest freshwater crayfish in Australia and the third largest freshwater crayfish on Earth. They can grow up to 380mm and weigh about 2kg! Kangaroo Island now has a few Marron farms in operation, our Marron comes from the Tretheweys farm KI Gold.
Marron according to some of the top chefs are the best tasting freshwater crustacean in the world. Marron have more meat to shell ratio than any other crustacean. They vary in colour from black to magnificent cobalt blue due to genetic variation and when cooked become a mouthwatering orange. Marron can be cooked in many ways, the easiest and quickest is by boiling. For a delicious and attractive alternative they can be butterflied and barbecued! Ours are boiled and finished off in the grilled served with a delicious crunchy Asian salad, and 2 delicious in-house dipping sauces!
A story from ABC Radio Landline regarding edible Emu Eggs, we are requested them all the time, the chain of Frewville Foodlands in Adelaide and many restaurants would love to have them.
This link will take you to the full story
South Australian farmer Bev Tuner from Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island said she was getting requests from top restaurants in Melbourne.
“We can’t keep up supply,” she said.
“We would like to get more emus; the demand is definitely there for edible eggs.
“Television programs are asking for the eggs, we’ve had requests from Survivor and My Kitchen Rules. Once upon a time the farmers gave away thier eggs to local fish and chip shops to be used for batter, noone knew what an amazing product it was”
This link will take you to a link with more about our products and our emu oil also an amazing product
Another beautiful wedding was held at Emu Ridge recently for the gorgeous newly weds Michaela & Sam O’Brien. The couple chose to have their wedding ceremony on our Emu Ridge farm in one of our paddocks over looking a dam and the De-Estrees Bay Scenery. The reception was held at our Emu Ridge venue to make it easy for all of their guests, no travelling! Most of the guests arrived and left the wedding by bus transport organized by the family.
The theme was rustic with recycled objects, pallets and succulents.
Michaela was one of our casual staff at Emu Ridge a few years ago so we were delighted she chose our venue for her special day.
Congratulations to Michaela and Sam and all the best for the future from Larry and Bev and the team at Emu Ridge.
This link will take you to the Face book wedding album
The happy couple chose our farm at Emu Ridge and our Bushland scrub for their wedding photos! Professional photos were taken by Rosemary Photography also originally a local Kangaroo Island girl.
Makeup for the wedding party and mothers of the bride and groom was done by our daughter Mel from Balance Beauty and Massage. She is also very popular pampering the visitors you can go to her beauty room at her home or she will come to you., bringing a little magic to your holiday. Hair was beautifully done by Richards Salon
Our front deck with the extended Marquee as the bar
A panorama shot
Our event venue is set in the bush in a rustic setting at Emu Ridge, complete with a bonfire in our old eucalyptus still pot, it always creates a beautiful atmosphere. DJ Jayden supplied the music and Lucy’s KI Kitchen catered with her delicious food.
Emu Ridge caters for all kinds of events. We can help make your wedding magical, corporate event successful, and special celebration a party to remember. This link will take you to our info on Event and Venue hire info.
Over the October Long Weekend Bev and Coralie from Rustic Blue were at the Melrose & Jamestown Shows in the Flinders Ranges promoting Kangaroo Island and our wonderful natural products. It was a busy 3 days showcasing some of our range such as our Eucalyptus oil, Emu oil, Tea Tree oil, Soaps and gifts.
Coralie had the Kangaroo Island Merino Possum Wool garments which Catriona Rowntree highly praised as she is the Australian Wool Innovation Ambassador. We are happy we got the chance to meet her and showcase what Kangaroo Island has to offer.
We thank everyone who visited our stall and hope they enjoyed themselves. Please keep a look out on our Facebook page for when we make the venture to the “mainland” again.
Melrose at Mt Remearkable is the oldeset town in the Flinders Ranges established in 1853 and Jamestown is the largest rural country show in South Australia. being held over 2 days.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ORDERS FOR THIS AWESOME SPECIAL WE HAVE NOW SOLD OUT
Dont miss this SPECIAL on the Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Maine Beach DUO PACK. We are excited to be able to offer you this SPECIAL, just in time to order for Xmas Gifts! It includes Hand and Nail Cream 100ml and Body Mousse 150ml was $49.95 now ONLY $20.00. Order online or give us a call!
ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST! THIS IS A NEVER TO BE REPEATED SPECIAL WE HAVE BEEN VERY LUCKY TO GET THEM, THIS SPECIAL IS EXCLUSIVE TO EMU RIDGE!
This Beautifully packaged Maine Beach range is blended with freshly picked Emu Ridge Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus leaves, crushed bush mint and a hint of spice, this extensive body care range offers an uplifting assortment of botanical oils to counter the ageing process.
Double distilled on Kangaroo Island in one of Australia’s oldest Eucalypt distilleries, the Eucalyptus oil is then infused with a floral bouquet of white rock orchid, lavender buds and ylang ylang blossom on a delicate base of vanilla pod and soft musk. The result is a sensual range of natural Australian-made products free from parabens, mineral oil, sulphate and colourant.
Emu Ridge have a wonderful range of natural Australian produced products all available here
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If you haven’t been to our farmgate shop and are wondering what it looks like here at Emu Ridge. A virtual tour is the next best thing to being here. You can take a virtual tour and explore our premises as if you were there below. Enjoy!
Click on the arrows you can view our car park, front deck, shop, cafe, and back dining area, all in 360° views, check us out!