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Torrential Downpour

Ah … the weather! It often sounds like farmers are complaining about the weather, but so much of our business relies on it. It needs to rain in March/April so the ground is still warm enough to grow feed for winter. Even though it rains (or at least it should!) during the cold months, the…

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Forget Hockey Mom’s …

Sarah Palin and her crew have nothing on these Condingup basketball mum’s (and dad’s)! Well these aren’t all of them — the others are coaching, working in the canteen or bar, or just watching. These are the people who travel, sometimes up to a 90km round trip, to take their kids to basketball on a…

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Harvesting Hope

I was carting hay today and watching the dust billow up from the road where the huge C-Train’s have been carting the first grain harvested, to the bins in Esperance, thinking how lucky were we to have grain to harvest after this horrific start to this year. I was chatting with a mate last night…

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The Red Dust Setting

Going ‘back home’ is always great fun. I miss the huge trees and deep creek lines that cris-cross the countryside, the red dirt and funny purply coloured roads that I was thought were normal until I left the mid-north of SA!   In April, Rochelle, Hayden and I were excited to be heading home for…

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Fishing at sunset

We went fishing one night after a quite hot day. We caught one salmon but since they’re not great eating, Hayden put it back in. No fish in sight, but there was a wine, beer and some nibbles not far away

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Red Dust

Here are the cover notes for my first novel — Red Dust Adam Sinclair died in an horrific plane accident leaving behind his wife, Gemma, a 10,000ha station and a secret. Gemma is the sole beneficiary of the station and decides to disregard Adam’s final words that he is in trouble and she should sell…

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