THE only Tweeting you will hear at Bill and Gwen Twiggs' Bears Lagoon farm is of birds in the thousands of trees they have spent more than 40 years planting.
Bill cheerfully admits to being "hopeless" with the internet or modern technology''.
"I got an iPad for my birthday and I haven't used it yet,'' he chuckles. "I've got to have some lessons.''
He doesn't do the books, or whole farm mapping.
He's not even sure how many sheep he's running.
What he does know, though, is how to observe the land and interpret its signals.
Bill uses a natural farming system - basically, farming using minimal chemicals, and following nature's rules.
Last month Bill and Gwen won the North Central Landcare award for sustainable farming for their decades of hard work turning a windswept, stressed property in the 1950s into a highly productive and profitable enterprise.
The Twiggs grow first-cross merino fat lambs on lucerne, as well as some wheat.
The perennial fodder lucerne, with its 40-foot plus tap roots, has been central to making the farm viable, Bill says.
Before Europeans arrived most plants in Australia were perennials, he explains.
European farmers changed the landscape to grow mostly annuals such as wheat, which stunted plants' ability to generate microorganisms, and with it the sun's wealth and energy.
"I look to nature to solve all my problems," he says.
"I think nature has got all the answers. So I'm imitating nature with this deep-rooted lucerne, 'cause its a perennial plant."
All the wealth and energy comes from the sun, Bill says.
Where annuals cover the ground surface for only a few months, perennials cover the ground all year.
"Leaves and plants are like solar panels, and they take in the sunlight and take it down into the soil, and that's how we generate all the the energy and wealth into our soils,' he says.
But natural farming is not just about good soil structure, or even just about trees - it's about the whole farm environment.
Bill also welcomes edible weeds. He does not regard weeds an an enemy.
He spot-sprays inedible weeds, or digs them out, but says there are not many weeds that sheep won't eat.
Attracted by the many trees planted and a two-hectare wetland Bill created in the 2000s drought, 120 species of birds now visit or live on the property, compared with about 15 species in his father's time.
The Twiggs built three hectares of wetland in the early 2000s, a brazen display of hope in the teeth of southern Australia's severe drought.
What was once a bare windswept paddock is today an oasis of water, birds, fish and rustling trees and the property's tranquil centrepiece.
Bill's natural farming approach has been influenced by many thinkers over the years, from neighbouring farmers he pestered for answers to his questions, to authors like Jeffrey Hodges, Allan Savory and Masanobu Fukuoka, who wrote 'The One Straw Revolution'.
The Twiggs' finances are much healthier from adopting a holistic approach.
But natural farming also simply makes life better, Bill says.
"I believe that we are a part of the environment, and when we make the environment soft we become a different person," he says.
"If we live in a harsh environment, we're harsh too."
Bill pays tribute to his forebears and his wife Gwen for the Landcare award and the farm's success, as much as his own efforts.
"My grandfather was lucky to survive. He came here in 1906. He battled and died young because he worked hard.
"Dad took over the farm in the 40s and just hung on, and he was lucky to survive.
"So I've benefited from two generations, because of what my grandfather learnt and passed on to my father, and my father has passed these things on to me.
"It's easy to add on to something that's already started."
Nonethless Bill is a key driver behind the transformation of the property named Nil Desperandum - Latin for "never despair."
He planted his first lot of trees in 1956, the day he left school.
"I knew where every bird's nest was, and I studied the environment even as child, where different grasses grew.
"The environment meant a lot to me.
"I was quite jealous when I went to people's farms and they had lots of trees and shelter and we were just out there in the middle of a windswept plain.
"I wanted to change it."
Bill and Gwen take a holistic approach
I look to nature to solve all my problems