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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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Misty Mornings

There is another old wives tale about mist and rain – I think I’ve shared a couple of sayings already with you – this will be another! If there is a misty morning it’s supposed to rain in ninety days. Now I guess some of you will snort at that, but I’m here to tell…

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The Bushfires

I’ve been trying to find the words to express my horror and sympathy but I’ve come to the conclusion that words just don’t cut it this time. Its the hugs, listening ears and donations of basic essentials that is gong to give more to these grief-stricken people, who have will be shell-shocked for months and…

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Escaping the water

With the bit of rain we’ve had recently, I think this duck is looking for a safe place away from the water! He plonked himself on top of our garage, which was a bit of an unusual sight, staying for quite some time! He’d obviously had enough of wet feet!

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And the rain keeps falling…

What odd weather we’re having. On Monday the mercury hit 48 degrees, even though the official reading was 45. What’s a few degrees when it gets that hot though?! After sweltering throughout the day, at about 5pm, it was still 40, so I loaded up the kids and headed to the beach. A cool change…

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Majestic Creatures of the Sky

We live at the bottom of a huge big granite hill – well, not big compared to NSW, Vic and Tassie standards, but pretty high for around here. Most of this country is gently undulating. Anyway, back to the story. This granite hill is covered in thick native bush, poking out inbetween the granite. and…

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Just visiting …

It’s been warm on the South Coast of WA recently and I sent Rochelle out to let the dogs off the chain so they could have a run under the sprinklers and cool off. She came running back into the house yelling there was a Racehorse Goanna up the wall! Not really believing her, I…

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Spiders Galore

A friend told me these webs are created by ‘Christmas spider’s. I stupidly asked why and with a strange look on her face, said, ‘because they appear at Christmas time, Fleur!’ (thanks Lynda!) Driving along these webs are really obvious to the naked eye. They’re thick and sticky, with spiders, about a centimetre big and…

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