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Mist and Cobwebs

Today has been one of those really odd days where nature just seems to throw one amazing thing after another at us! A few mornings ago, just as I was putting the kids on the bus, a thick, heavy mist rolled in from… nowhere! It had dawned a drizzly early morning, then cleared quickly, but…

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Moon Magic

I’ve been trying to capture this photo, twice before when we’ve had a full moon. But with a camera that doesn’t let me focus manually, I’ve had trouble in getting it sharp! This one, as you can see, is still a bit blurry, but it’s just a magic sight! When I took this photo, it…

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Bush Beauty

This bush caught my eye as I was hurtling down the road, running late for lamb marking! On the way back I slowly drove down the dirt road looking for what had caught my attention, when I didn’t have time to stop and look. We call these bushes ‘Black Boys’ (from the trunks what are…

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Perfect Days

Some days its hard to describe the landscape’s beauty. This photo doesn’t look anything special, but the atmosphere during this day, was. The day was warm with little breeze blowing. The grey clouds were beginning to roll over, bringing with them the hope of rain. A neighbour was burning somewhere – bush smoke (at this…

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Fire in the Sky

If only the wind would go around to the south, I’m sure this massive cloud could drop oodles of rain on us! However, with the wind from the north, it’s unlikely that there will be any rain on our place. The sea is going to get it all!

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The End of the Day

Isn’t this photo interesting? The way that there’s a big shadow in the middle of two ray’s of sunshine? Well that’s what happens when you’ve got a big hill behind you! As the sun is setting, it gets really dark at the house and where the shadow of the hill is cast, but it’s still…

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Specky Visitors

These Black Cockies arrive suddenly and leave just as quickly! One day the pine trees are quiet, the cattle are grazing without a care in the world… and then suddenly… “SQUARK, squark, squark’! They’ve arrived. I’m sure these attention seekers have got no idea how loud their call is and how frightening it is for…

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Lovely Mornings

What a magic view to wake up to! The fogs are indicating a really wet August as we’ve had mists every morning for the last two weeks, or maybe longer … time gets away from me! We can only hope this will be the case, since there hasn’t been any opening rains yet and August…

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Lambs in abundance!

Among all the excitement of Red Dust hitting the shelves, our ewes have started lambing! This little bloke is one of many. Lambing is great fun to watch. Once they get a bit older they run, jump, pigroot and play around like nothing. Absolutely gorgeous to watch. But the other great thing about lambing (and…

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Nature’s contrasts

I guess photos of sunsets have been done over and over, but every time I manage to take a good one, I get excited! This is at Thomas River (again!). We were just setting up our camp as the sun slipped below the hills. The beach is an interesting place at sunset, one minute full…

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Mount Ragged continued …

When all us oldies managed to make it to the top, we all got a new lease on life. Now whether that was because of this magnificent view form the top or just the satisfying feeling of achievement, I’m not sure, but we all regained our breath and stood in awe of what was before…

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Mount Ragged challenge

I was talking to a mate last week and she asked me what I was up to for Easter. We hadn’t planned to do a lot, since the heifers were calving and we couldn’t leave them for long. It seems I lied! See this large rock in the distance? We went to visit it! After…

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Lost Hill

We lost our hill this morning! The fog was so thick that when Anthony left to check the calving heifers, he wsn’t sure he’d be able to find them in the paddock, let alone check if there were any problems! Then, when I ventured out to go to the bus stop I could only see…

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Beautiful Light

It’s hard to describe the beauty that the country holds in the early morning. This morning’s sunrise on the fog was just amazing. It was still, cool and quiet. The only noise I could hear, other than a few bird calls, were the cattle munching away on the grass – that’s sort of like a…

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Mrs Inkster’s Giant Pumpkin!

We live in very fertile country as this photo shows! I can’t believe the size of this pumpkin – just imagine how much pumpkin soup it would make or how many people it could feed! And I have to tell you, it’s not the only giant one in the patch. There’s four! Along with other…

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Rainbow Delight

I was looking through my photo file since I hadn’t had time to take away news ones for the blog and I came across this one. You might remember, about six or so weeks ago, we had a huge deluge of rain over about four days. The landlines, power and mobiles were all down, but…

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Amazing …

It amazes me the things you find when you go looking. While searching the garden with the kids, looking for odd things, Rochelle and I found this little bloke! I guess he’s looking for food but what a great place to hide from predatory animals, like birds! I think he’s got it worked out pretty…

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Foggy Moods

This is the second fog we’ve had in a couple of weeks. It’s becoming apparent that autumn is well on its way. It’s cooled down in the morning, calm and magic. Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. We’re all eagerly awaiting rain and we start to watch the weather charts a…

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Testing for Lambs

Every year we scan our ewes to see if they’re pregnant. There’s a couple of reasons we do this, one is so we can pull out all the dry ewes (one’s that aren’t going to lamb) to sell and so we can feed the wet (pregnant) ewes better and two, to know what we can…

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The Stockman goes Fishing!

Hang up the hat and out with the rods. I think there’s a fair bit of difference between mustering sheep and cattle and trying to catch fish, but its a brilliant way to relax. Especially when the weather is perfect and the sea is flat. Our fishing trip consisted of an awesome sunset, a couple…

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Israelite Bay

About two hours’ drive from where we live, is an amazing, wild place called Israelite Bay. Brilliant fishing, very isolated (No shops, takeaways and definitely no mobile range!). It drips with history.   The old telegraph station that was used as the main point of contact in the late 1800s and early 1900s and the stonework in the magnificant old building…

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