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Babies galore…

It’s that time of year again… Yes, BABIES! This is one of my favourite times in our farming calendar. And this season, it’s made even better by the 60mm of rain we had about two weeks ago; there is a green pick for all the animals. (By ‘green pick’ I mean the clover and grasses…

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Maps of locations in Purple Roads

Sometimes when I’m writing about a place I know fairly well, I forget other people haven’t been there. Usually I can paint a fairly good picture and country towns in SA are similar in set out, buildings made with similar material and so on. Note, I did say usually. The Purple Roads edit raised a…

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Launch of Purple Roads

Saturday was the launch of Purple Roads. Wow! What a day. Mum and Dad came over for the big day and as soon as they got here, I put them to work, putting stickers on bags and filling them with goodies, such as shopping lists, bookmarks and stubby holders. This seems to take time and…

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Purple Roads – The 1st Chapter

Tomorrow is the big day. The official launch of Purple Roads at the Condingup Fair! As most of my readers don’t live within coo-ee of Condy, I thought I would publish the first chapter right here for you to read. Hopefully that will whett your appetite enough until you can purchase Purple Roads in stores.…

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We are losing farmers when we can least afford to…

Introducing Lisa Claessen – Teacher of Agriculture and Hospitality, QLD.   1. Summary I was born in Melbourne, to a country born father and a city raised mother. I don’t know where it all began, but all I can tell you is I have had a lifelong desire to be involved in farming and agriculture.

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Purple Roads is launching at the Condy Fair!

  I’m really excited to let you know, that in conjunction with Le Grand Book Shop, we will be launching Purple Roads at the Condingup Community Fair, 24th of March 2012. This is your opportunity to get your pre-relase copy. (It’s not really due out until the 2nd of April). Our community fair, or Condy…

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Between farming and retirement by Marg Agnew

Introducing Rob and Marg Agnew from Esperance, WA   1. Family and enterprise My husband Rob and I are between farming and retirement and we live on a property north east of Esperance in WA. We downsized a couple of years ago and now work on our holding that keeps us gainfully employed and busy…

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Hot, hot, hot…

I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you all, but I am NOT a summer girl! I don’t do heat and at the whiff of a 35 degree day, I promise myself I will shift to Tasmania. Yesterday it was 45.6 degrees on our verandah. In the bloody SHADE! I can’t tell you how ‘ugh’…

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Purple Roads in my hand

  Monday was an exciting day. After much hard work, a few little hiccups and the wonderful input from all at Allen and Unwin (namely Siobhan Cantrill, Louise Thurtell) Purple Roads arrived in my mailbox. You know, it’s funny. I thought I’d rip off the mailbag, tear open the packages and stare at it. I…

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