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Magic, Misty May Mornings

My kids are learning about alliteration’s at the moment. According to their teacher, that means consecutive words starting with the same letter, hence the title of this blog! They came up with it. Our mornings have been stunning recently; the fog seems to roll in about seven AM and you can literally see the tentacles…

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‘Fire!’

  Fires can be frightening. They’re unpredictable, one moment moving slowly, the next whipping across a paddock, fuelled by strong winds and dry grass or stubbles. However, this is the time of year that we chose to burn. Chilly mornings and nights, gives us a chance to do what we call a ‘slow burn or…

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Guest Blog: Liz Harfull

The name Liz Harfull is well known in media and country ciricles alike. She is an award-winning journalist and Churchill Fellow who grew up on a small farm near Mt Gambier which has been in the family since the early 1860s. She worked for several newspapers before spending twelve years with a leading national public relations…

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mum’s are so important – let’s face it, without them none of us would be here! Although there are times I wonder if they are the unsung hero’s of the world. I mean, who, other than a mum, will be up with a child, rubbing their back and offering comforting words, as they vomit, or…

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Life defining moments with music

  Do ever feel you can define your life with songs? I do. During earlier posts, I’ve talked about my love of music and how is it a huge part of my life. What I’m really interested in is what music makes your world go around? I went to Boarding school from 1987 to 1991.…

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Guest Blog: Karly Lane

  I’m off to Perth next week with a great book under my arm. Karly Lane’s new book Morgan’s Law just somehow jumped into my hands, when I was in the Book Shop last week! North Star (Karly’s first book) was a great read and I’ve no doubt that Morgan’s Law will be the same…

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Magic Mornings

Thursday presented itself as a big day. We had about one thousand lambs to mark. The first thing about that statement is: I know my back is going to hurt. The second thing: ‘Are you we going to be able to get a mob that size in the yards?’ It’s a scary thought. Imagine one…

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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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Purple Roads Tour

Touring is a part of being an author, but a part I find slightly confronting. I’m much better off behind a computer screen than public speaking. However, my Papa always told me it was important to push outside of my comfort zone, so bearing all this mind, I set off, last Sunday, on a flight…

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Guest Blog: Cathryn Hein

  Welcome to Cathryn Hein whose new book, Heart of the Valley has just hit the shelves. Having picked this book up in the airport on the way home, after my Purple Roads tour, it was luxury just to sink into it, while having four hours on interrupted flight time and just read. Here’s Cathryn:…

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Special things about farming

  I have just watched a heifer have her calf. There is nothing more special than watching a brand new life come into the world, be it animal or human. A “heifer” is a first time mum and like all of us, when we’re first timers, they’ve got some things to learn. She sniffed it…

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