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‘Don’t panic, but…’

For regular readers of my blog, you may remember this very interesting Wednesday, a few years ago. (If you don’t, have a read and maybe a laugh!) Something similar happened last night, except this time, the kids were a long, long way away. Canberra, in fact. On a school camp. A very peaceful and enjoyable…

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The glory of evening

  June has been a wonderfully wet month and a very busy one! We were screaming for rain in the first week, but slowly Mother nature built her Cold Front’s a sent them one by one, week by week and let the clouds do their job. Rain it did – the second week of June…

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Follow a farmer – Mae Connelly

Introducing Mae Connelly from Pingrup in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Mae’s Story is number 26 in my Farmer Blogs series, celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise My husband Rohan has been working on his family’s grain and sheep farm at Pingrup for the last 10 years. His…

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Secrets and untold stories

  Behind most good stories, whether they are on the page or TV, is a secret. Or an untold story, which depending on the tale, might be the same thing! My family have all been sick this last week, with what seems to be a cross between the flu, a virus and a vomiting bug.…

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Waiting, waiting…

  Yesterday, there was a forecast for good rains. We’re getting pretty desperate for one of them. But when I went outside and looked towards East, this above photo is what I saw. Fog rolling in. To the west, it looked like the photo below: I was pretty hopeful when I saw the dark clouds,…

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Feed time at (old) McDonald’s Farm

Feed time on McDonald’s farm happens every second day, when there isn’t any feed. Even though we had a whopping 45mm about eight weeks ago, we have had very little since and the paddocks are baring up quickly. Any tiny little morsel of green grass has been found and munched on by every-on-the-hunt sheep and…

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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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Silver Gums

It can be daunting sitting down at a blank computer screen wondering if I know enough words to fill it enough to tell a story. I need somewhere between 90 and 100,000 of the bloody things! And, obviously, they all have to make sense and have a story line in there as well.

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