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A dog’s life…

With The Boss on the boom-spray practically every day for the last two weeks, our working dogs, Weasel and Law have been hanging out with the kids and me. We’ve been checking out sunsets, heifers calving, watching the tractor go ’round in that ‘beautiful circle‘, Sara Storer sings of. So really, they’re on an extended…

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A foggy wonder

  Inside this heavy fog, there should be a large granite hill. It seems to have gone missing this morning!   Waking to a mist so heavy, you can’t see the front fence is always beautiful. As I settled in front of my computer for the first time today, I peered from the desk into…

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Guest Blog: Charlotte Nash

Sometime ago, I was asked if I would give an endorsement for a debut novel called Ryders Ridge. I was sceptical because I wasn’t sure what I would do if I didn’t enjoy it. As an author I always feel sick if someone doesn’t like what I’ve written, because so much love and effort goes…

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The day after and a heartfelt thank you

The day after a book launch is one the same feeling I have after we’ve had a ram or bull sale. I wake up, sort of feeling like I have a hang over. (No I’m not doing a Tessa, it’s an emotional hangover.) So much work and energy goes in to getting to the point…

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Read the First Chapter of Silver Clouds

So on Wednesday, Silver Clouds went out into what some authors seem to call the ‘The Wild. I guess it is in a way. It’s certainly not on my computer any more and I’m not stressing over editorial deadlines. It’s sitting on shelves from Cairns to Albany (from photos people have been kind enough to…

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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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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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Shearing, from go to whoa.

At beginning of the week we were shearing and I’ve put together a small video to show you how it all looks from start to finish. Sorry about the one section which turned the wrong way. I didn’t know iPhones didn’t turn! And thanks to Jo for stitching all the vision together.

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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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‘What a wonderful world…’

  Whoa! That is one record bad cover, hey? So the year was 1988 and there was some pretty good songs in the top ten. In fact I think I’ve heard more of this year’s songs on the radio than the year we did last week, 1987! Top Ten: 1. I’ve had the time of…

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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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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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Rain and Reading Piles

  I know I’ve been a bit quiet on the farming blogs lately – sorry about that! I’m sure you understand getting kids on holidays and then getting them back to school. Covering books, naming clothes, making sure school uniforms fit and all of those sorts of jobs. My kids were so excited to be…

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