As the generations changed, the business names changed including: WR Dipple & Sons, Dipple Family Investments Pty Ltd, Robert Dipple Investments, 2DT Farmers, Wildcard Produce Pty Ltd, Dipple Farms Pty Ltd and Sunny Daze Pty Ltd.
In January 1999, the Mitchelton property was sold seeing the end of an era in Mitchelton, where housing estates now cover the old farming property.
Brendan and Janne Dipple moved to Morton Vale (just outside Gatton) in the Lockyer Valley to an old 28 hectare Lucerne farm and started the current farming company ‘Sunny Daze Pty Ltd trading as Bare Essentials’.
The property has an interesting history. Back in the late 1800’s the area was known as Lower Lake Clarendon Estate and was part of a larger cattle property that stretched all the way to Lowood. On the 25 November 1899 the ‘Estate’ was made ready for purchase through the Queensland Government granting land at the Gatton Courthouse through a raffle process using ballot boxes.
On 1 August 1924 the farm house officially became the Morton Vale Post Office and on 9 November 1923 the Morton Vale Local Producers’ Association successfully established a telephone exchange in the farm house, offering postage stamps, mail service, public telegraph and trunk line services. The Morton Vale Post Office closed on 31 March 1940.