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,…Details
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…Details
Introducing Peter and Di Barrie from Willowie in the mid north of South Australia. Their story is number 23 in my quest to feature 52 farming stories as the part of our celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise Peter’s family have farmed here for five…Details
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’…Details
My friend and critique partner, Carolyn, is mad keen on Genealogy. So much so she runs her own business tracking down people’s family trees and family members. She’s VERY good at what she does. Cal drew me a family tree for the Greenfield family in Blue Skies, so I didn’t get confused about dates, ages…Details
Introducing the wonderful Jo Fincham. Jo’s book ‘Out of the Blue’ is an inspirational account of her personal journey through depression, bulimia, self harm, obsessive compulsive behaviours and suicidal tendancies. It also tells us a little about behind the scenes of Reality TV – she and her husband, Rob, met during the filming of A…Details
Today, we welcome John Parnell as our 22nd farmer in our 52 Farmers over 52 weeks, blog. Now I have a disclaimer here; John is my Dad and I’m really proud of what he’s achieving!
I’m very excited to have Fiona McIntosh her today talking about the story behind the story, of The Lavender Keeper. I loved this book and found it very difficult to put down. I hope you enjoy her blog!
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.
Summary of your family and farming enterprise We are organic apple growers at Kalangadoo in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. We own a very small orchard of about 12 acres and share farm another small orchard which has managed to support us and our four kids over the past 10 years.Details
I’m really excited to have Karen Viggers talking to us today. I love her writing and The Lightkeeper’s wife brought out all sorts of emotions in me. Karen is an amazing person with all she manages to pack into her life – in fact over the few conversations we had, it was either her or…Details