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I’ve had the best week! There is something about a new website that gives me energy and a wonderfully positive outlook on the future! And I’ve taken your advice and moved the ‘subscribe’ button to a more obvious place. It’s this type of feedback that enables me to create a website that works for you.…

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Are you a re-reader?

The celebrations and competitions are still happening today, despite the rain threatening to derail harvest for a few days. This was my view as I got off the chaser bin, yesterday. Tomorrow is the last day, to enter your name in the draw to win a two year subscription to RM Williams Outback magazine. Today…

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Celebrate and Win

I’m still in the celebratory mood! This time last year I was editing Purple Roads in the tractor, this year it’s Silver Clouds! I really couldn’t be happier! Our Day 2 Competition is:   Place a comment below letting me know what you love about the new website and perhaps what you’d like to see?…

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Welcome and Win, our new website is here!!

We’re so excited to launch our new website today! More information, more blogs and more support for budding writers! To celebrate, we’re hosting a series of 5 daily competitions, starting NOW!   Somewhere on this beautiful new website of mine you’ll find this image below. Tell me where you saw it by placing a comment…

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Mountain Blue Blueberries

Support Aussie Produce… Buy Australian! by Ridley Bell

Introducing Ridley Bell of Mountain Blue Orchards in Lismore, NSW.  His story is number 44 in my quest to feature a farmer a week to celebrate The Australian Year of the Farmer Summary of Family and Farm: Mountain Blue Orchard’s mission is to produce quality and flavoursome blueberries from vigorous, high yielding plants that extend…

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Happiness

  I love a good sunset or sunrise. Last Saturday evening, I was hurtling back from the other farm, after showing mum and dad the header and how it can swath canola. Coming from the mid north of South Australia and them being sheep graziers, they have no idea about cropping! Anyhow, I had Mum…

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Finding love in the country by the RRR Network

A week ago today, many women from many walks of life, got together to talk about and celebrate “finding love in the country”. And even though we are from different walks of life, what linked us together, is that we are from Rural and Remote areas. Both Fiona Palmer and I were lucky enough to…

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Busy, busy…

The farm is well and truly looking like it’s summer, even though we’re only in mid-October!  Some paddocks have a gold/white tinge across the tops of the plants, indicating it’s done its time. Saturday was a warm 35 degrees, so the crops won’t take long to turn, ripen and harvest will be started before we…

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Life and times of Chester Lewis

Steve Rossiter on The Life and Times of Chester Lewis

Fleur has kindly let me drop by with a guest blog post to tell you about one of my latest projects, The Life and Times of Chester Lewis. In addition to being a contributing author, and the editor and publisher for this book, I run The Australian Literature Review www.auslit.net.   The book concept The…

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Identity Crisis

Finding a good title for a book is really important to me – it’s a bit like naming your child, or character. I’ve lived with the title Silver Gums for probably about three years and I got a horrible shock when my publisher mentioned it wasn’t going down a treat, over in the Allen and…

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I’m cheating…

I’m cheating today. As much as I would love to write a witty, exciting blog for you, I just can’t! This week hasn’t gone according to plan, with a horrible, horrible gastro bug hitting me (and I’m praying only me, not the rest of us) and my edits for the “Novel Previously Known as Silver…

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Pasture Hay in Bales

Fifty bales of hay…

This time of the year is when the craziness starts. The moment we cut the pastures or oats, to make hay, it’s like some gremlin inhabits the farm and makes everyone mad. To get really good quality hay, it’s best if it doesn’t get a rain on it, before it’s in bales. The Boss is…

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You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

I will never admit to being good with technology! My daughter has been teaching how to use some of the apps on my MacBook and together we created this clip. It’s a collection of my favourite sunsets, both at the beach and on the farm. As I get better at doing these sorts of things,…

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KTs farm life chooks

Chooks have a fabulous life by young KT

Introducing KT.  KT is 5 years old and lives on a farm in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales with her parents Stephen and Alison, and her grandparents Oppy and PopPop.  KT has her own blog called KT’s Farm Life inspired by her love of farm life and her desire to share her experience on…

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Crimson Dawn by Fleur McDonald Voice of the Outback

Crimson Dawn – a sneak peek

How’s this for a Crimson Dawn? Pretty amazing, if you ask me! We’re lucky living on a hill, we get many sights we wouldn’t usually see, if we lived on the flats. I know because I’ve lived there! The little bump you can see in the middle of the horizon is Mount Ragged. It features…

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Whales, whales, whales!

  Heading on from my previous post,about wildflowers and tourists flocking to WA to see them, Whales are also on the tourists wish list of things to see. These whales were at my local beach, last weekend. Now I have to confess, I didn’t see them and it was only a chance conversation with our…

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