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The reality of glyphosate

I watched with annoyance, the ABC’s 4 Corners report on glyphosate and it’s ‘carcinogenic causing’ qualities, then with amusement when the 7.30 report started their series on Australia, how big is too big? According to the 7.30 Report, there is ‘national anxiety’ about the population of Australia; how we’re going to feed and water ourselves,…

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What do you want to read?

It’s time! I’ve been thinking about re-inventing my blog for some time and now that time is right here. I used to love writing blogs – they would get my fingers all warmed up for writing during the day and I LOVED sharing photos and little stories of my farming life with you all. Since…

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When you order…

Thinking ahead is a critical in life. Planning is important. You’d think at nearly 44, I would understand this. So, today, (Saturday morning) I fail to understand why I have woken up with a slight hangover and found there to be no cold pizza in the house for breakfast. My desire to ‘keep it healthy’…

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Times, they are a-changin’

Meet Jack. He’s the new addition to the McDonald household. He’s a gorgeous, energetic, five year old Kelpie from Woonwooring Kelpies at Cunderdin. Why, might you ask, does someone who lives in town and writes books for a living, need a Kelpie? And that would be good question because Kelpies need space to run around…

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Where secret paths lead

Have you ever read the book The Secret Garden? I fell in love with that book, the mystery and wildness of the garden, the secrets within such a grand old house and of course the unexplained cries in the middle of the night. I always feel like I’m heading somewhere mysterious and wild when I head…

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Indigo Storm and Summer fun

  I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog – and once again, I’m sorry! Indigo Storm, my next book, has been taking my time away from here – I had a deadline which I didn’t make… THREE times! Finally, right on the death knock of November, I managed to get…

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Harry Houdini reincarnated!

  I’ve always found Harry Houdini’s escapes quite incredible, but I have to say Meita has well and truly put herself up there with him! Now there comes a time in every girl’s life… And yes, Meita has hit ‘that’ age! It’s really quite important that she doesn’t escape from her cage and become ‘friendly’…

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From Puppy to dog; Meita

Some of you may remember back in July or so of last year, we got a new working puppy. Her name is Meita and you can read about some of her adventures here. It’s been a while since I’ve posted about her – mainly because she is such a busy dog, it’s hard to catch…

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Miss Meita and the chooks

  Miss Meita is a gorgeous dog. In fact it’s been a while since a dog has stolen my heart the way she has. Oh, I love all dogs – they are my favourite animal, but Meita is special – almost as special as my Old Rexy. But, she is mischievous! And maybe a bit…

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Meita’s first ute ride

There comes a time in every dog’s life, when they graduate to riding in the back of the ute.  Believe it or not there is a lot to learn about riding in the back of a wobbling, moving and bouncing piece of tin! We always tie our dogs on because no matter how seasoned a…

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Meet Meita

Meita (pronounced ‘metre’) is our new pup. We seem to have a few coming along don’t we? Well unfortunately Buck and Hogget both were killed by snakes, last year, so the only working dog we have at the moment is Wally (also know as Law – our dogs have about five (nick) names but they…

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Ole Rexy

Dogs mean everything to me; they always have. I adore their loyalty, unconditional love and the way they look like they’re smiling when they hang over the back of the ute looking into the wind. Today my old dog and ‘first child’, Rex, died and I am crying floods of tears. But I have to…

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Weasel

Running as many sheep as we do, we need a big canine work force. We like to have a paddock dog and a couple of yard dogs. This is the new addition to the menagerie! Weasel. I’m hoping this name isn’t going to stick, but the boss thought he looked one – I will hasten…

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“Chasey and Bitey!”

We don’t often let these two rascals play together – it’s not good for Buck, since he’s supposed to be learning how to chase sheep, not Jack Russell’s’ and Rocket, well he thinks he’s ten foot tall, but unfortunately, he’s nowhere near close to it! Their rough and tumble games, as Buck gets older, could…

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Eagle Eyes

Rocket hates being left out of anything! If he is left at the house, he barks and barks and then when we come home, he’s exhausted! He’s pleased to see us for about five minutes and curls up, content that his family his home and goes to sleep! Keeping an eagle eye on things here, he’s waiting…

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Golden Hay

Look at all our beautiful hay! The cows will be happy with us this year! I love it when it looks as golden as this (always reminds me of the fairy tale, Rumplestiltskin), but I love it even better when it’s all been carted and stacked in rows, away from the weather. Holly, the pregnant Kelpie, has…

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On Guard!

Rocket is the best little guard dog! He let’s us know the minute someone comes in the drive and I can tell you, we’ve been grateful more than once, for his vigilance! For a little dog, his legs are so strong – he can actually balance on the pads of his feet, for quite long periods of…

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