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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Classic Kids

Unexpectedly, a change in the weather netted us a couple of mm of rain. Looking out the window I commented to myself: ‘I’m not sure where that has come from.’ My little man, who’d run past as I was muttering obscenities about rain wrecking the dry feed and clothes on the line, did though. ‘It’s…

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Morning Glory

My late father-in-law had a saying ‘Morning is the best time of the day, I always say!’ and the past few mornings have been just that! Calm, cool and really quite autumn-like. It’s been a joy to be up and about early.

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Missing in Action

Does anyone else’s washing machine eat socks? Sitting watching the cricket I decided it was time to attack the odd sock pile. that had been taunting me for about oh, maybe three years. While fielding questions from Hayden: ‘What does ‘de but mean Mum?’ (debut!!), I tried to match pair after pair but the rotten…

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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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Cheeky Dogs

Meet Bob the Kelpie and Tim! These two cheeky dogs can’t bear to be away from their owners, Rob and Helen, who are sitting inside having a bite to eat. Much to the delight of Hayden and Rochelle, (the hysterical giggles proved this). Tim in particular kept sticking his head into the cat door thinking…

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Final Bell Rings

Last night our little school where Rochelle and Hayden and 70 odd other kids go, had it’s Concert night. It’s a myriad of songs, skits, speeches and awards that all enjoy. It’s also a special graduation for the Year 7s who now leave the familiarity of their small school to attended much larger one’s whether…

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Country creatures

Check this beehive out! Anthony and I were quietly minding our own business, blowing the header down in readiness for the next day’s harvest and suddenly we were attacked by these bees! I got stung three times in the head — thankfully I’m not too allergic and that Anthony didn’t get stung, because he is.…

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Tractor Buddy

This is Rocket our Jack Russell. He’s usually the kids ‘play thing’ but since they were at school and I was sitting in a tractor by myself, carting hay, he became my tractor buddy today! Full of mischief at the best of times, he tried many a balancing act to try and get out of…

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Beaumont Bin Beauties

This week I made two trips to the Beaumont Bin (which is one of the outlying silos that grain is delivered to once harvest starts) to have the moisture in our grain tested. Tarren is one of three beauties working there, testing the moisture, checking the specifications and giving the truckies a bit of lip…

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Country strippers

This is how we raise money in the country! These two amazing calendars have been shot at different sides of the country but are raising money for worthy causes. The Pearls of Wisdom calendar was shot in Esperance by Marni Topping (our wonderful portrait and wedding photographer) who readily donated her time for this cause.…

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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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