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The farming couple opened their home to family, friends and fellow rural neighbours to host a garden party in their beautifully landscaped gardens for the 158th running of the Melbourne Cup.
It was attended by more than 50 people including Greenstreet farming family members from the Butterick, Tavendale, Hanna and Webb families.
The event included a best dressed competition; won by Jeanette Van der Nagel, cup day sweepstakes, drinks, nibbles and pot luck tea.
They are first generation Greenstreet farm owners and have been on the property for the past 18 years. In that time they have become firm friends with many of the farm owners along the road, which includes a mix of dairy farms, a beekeeper, crop, sheep and beef farms.
Many of the farms have been owned by generations of family members.
The death of friend, and fellow Greenstreet neighbour, Gilbert Butterick in September saw members of the Greenstreet group especially keen to rekindle the event for another get-together, he said.
The Melbourne Cup was the perfect opportunity to put aside the farm attire, bring out the dresses and suits - complete with fascinators and fedoras - and enjoy food and drink in good company, the couple said.