4 to 5 cups.
By Liz Harfull
Retired Lockyer Valley dairy farmer Geoff Beattie took up cooking in 1980 after his spine was damaged in a confrontation with a Hereford cow. He was laid up for nearly eighteen months, including risky surgery and thirteen weeks wearing a body cast, which pretty much confined him to the house.
‘My wife, Elaine, was doing the farm work, and I ended up a bit depressed and very bored,’ he says. ‘So I said to her, “While you are doing the milking, can I do the cooking?” She would set all