An item high on most people’s wish list at the clearing sale was Jim’s old red Massey Ferguson 148 that had served the farm well over the years. Z192318

The paddocks of the Wilson farm were full of different items from tractors and tools to furniture and other bits and pieces from the past 90 years of farming. Z182318

FRIDAY marked the end of an era for retiring Jim and Marie Wilson who’ve been part of the Glen Alvie farming community for 60 years.
Originally purchased by Jim’s parents back in 1928, the Wilson farm has been around for over 90 years.
The clearing sale appropriately named ‘the end of an era’ saw a huge crowd of family, friends and curious farmers come along to wish Jim and Marie well in their retirement.
Everything was marked to go with machinery, tools, furniture, antiques and even computer gear all up for auction.
The machinery was in excellent condition of course, as Jim has always been meticulous during his many years on the farm.
“I can’t be on the farm forever, so Marie and myself felt it was time to clear it out and head in to the town,” Jim said.
Jim’s daughters Sue, Nerida and Gaynor all made the trip over to say goodbye to the old family farm, while fourth daughter Robyn was unable to attend.
Jim’s booming voice is iconic at all the local clearing sales and friends shared a cuppa and a laugh as they watched their old cobba’s gear be auctioned off.
Jim and Marie would like to thank everyone who attended the clearing sale and look forward to retirement in their new Wonthaggi home.