Aussie farming family, like all families, have been looking forward to the new year.
The family of four from the Gold Coast are celebrating their milestone harvest of 800 acres in the potato patch of Northern Territory.
“It was the longest harvest we’ve had and it was probably the most challenging,” Mr and Mrs Lee told the ABC.
“We had to do things we’d never done before to get through winter,” Mr Lee said.
“You have to take some risks with the crops, you have to make the right decisions, you’ve got to put the time in to ensure that the crop grows.”
The family, who have been farming for more than 50 years, is not the first to make their mark on the potato.
In 1892, John and Ruth Williams made a major contribution to the potato growing industry by raising potatoes from one hectare to eight.
But for farmers such as Mr and Mr Lee, this is a special year.
“There’s a lot of people that know us that grew up with the family and they’re still around,” he said.
Mr Lee and his wife are looking forward with excitement to the harvest and are determined to ensure they don’t disappoint their families in the future.
“Hopefully they won’t be disappointed,” he added.