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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Fire Sunset

Thunderstorms in summer can be dangerous things. Especially if they’re dry storms. After a 34 degree day, we watched as thunder clouds bore down on us. Harvest was well underway and we kept scanning the skies, willing the clouds away, least we get another hold up. Then the thunder started — I’ve never heard thunder…

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Idyllic

Well the storm’s passed and we thought rather than wallowing in self pity, the beach was a better option! You wouldn’t even known it has rained today, although there was some nasty damage around the shire. Tonight it’s still, calm and peaceful. We might even be lucky enough to catch a fish!

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Summer Sun

Finally after 110mm of rain in five days, the sun has broken through. We’re now looking forward to carting our hay and starting harvest in the next week or two. We haven’t been able to get on the paddocks to cart the hay it’s been so wet, let alone put a header into the wet…

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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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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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