Farmer Josh Whelan, of New Hope, NSW, posted a video to Facebook in the early hours of Saturday morning, revealing the moment his two children were fed a new leaf.
The video shows Josh standing in front of a small garden, surrounded by flowers and grass.
“So we’re all standing in the garden now, I’ve got some flowers growing, and it’s a little bit of a new start for my kids and me,” he said in the video.
“We’ve got two new flowers growing on the ground, and a little patch of grass, and some flowers.”
“You’ve got a lovely garden, we’re going to have a look at it and I’m going to put a few more flowers on the soil, and I think we’ve got quite a nice new garden here,” he says.
“This is the first time we’ve had a new flower growing on this land for a long time.”
Josh, who runs a small business, said he was overwhelmed by the new flowers, which were “pretty impressive”.
“They’re beautiful, they’re not very tall,” he explained.
“They look really cool.”
Josh said he planned to start growing the flowers himself, and to grow some more in the future.
“I’m going back into the garden to try to grow more,” he told the ABC.
“It’s going to be interesting.”
‘Not quite like me’ The video has been shared more than 1.6 million times, and received more than 5,000 comments.
Mr Whelaan said he’d been working on the garden for the past two weeks, and had started a “small garden” to see if it could grow more.
“If you look at what it looked like, I didn’t quite like it,” he admitted.
“The first couple of weeks we were just kind of messing around and just looking around, and then it just became quite clear that we weren’t quite that into it.”
I just felt like it was time for me to move on, and just go into my little garden and just get it done.
“”It seems like this is going to make me feel better, but I’m not quite like the guy that’s on YouTube,” he added.
“You can see they’re really nice and the soil is pretty good, so we’re just excited.” “
There’s just so many new flowers,” Mr Wlimaan told ABC News.
“You can see they’re really nice and the soil is pretty good, so we’re just excited.”
“We just thought it would be fun to share it with everyone.”
He said the family would now be focusing on growing more new plants and grass, which he said “will definitely help the soil and it will give it a nice, healthy look”.
“The best part is the weather has been really good, we’ve only had a few rain spells in the last couple of months.”
“I think we’re still going to grow as many as we can, and that’s really exciting,” he concluded.