Mud, blood and other farming things!

My blog has been a bit quiet on the farming side lately–only because I’ve been so busy in the sheep yards. The approaching spring is a really busy time, particularly for sheep graziers. It means flies. We’ve been running all our sheep through the jetting race, trying to head off any problems. We’ve been crutching…

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Situations Vacant – Senior Farm Hand…

…required for a busy stock based enterprise, approximately 100km east of Esperance. Prime lamb production, including a feedlot, cattle and hay making are some of our main focuses with a small amount of cropping. A four bedroom house, with a primary school bus to the front gate, is available with a good wage for suitable…

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Farmer’s Foe

We had some drama in our neighbourhood today! A fire started just to the back of our farm and was on a neighbouring farm – if you’re a regular visitor, you’ve probably seen me write about my friend Gill who is the world’s most amazing cook! This fire photo is what fronted her and her family…

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Off the Farm!

A little while ago, Anthony and I made a journey across the Nullarbor to Adelaide. We were going to look for good stud rams, to help advance our White Suffolk Stud. After a day in the airports we went straight from there to the show! It was wonderful to walk in and be greeted by…

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The ‘Joys’ of Farming!

There’s always something to do on a farm and we’ve been picking rocks recently. This paddock is going to be seeded to oats, when we get our opening rains. As you can see, it’s pretty dry here at the moment but we’re hoping for rain so we can get this crop and make our hay.…

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Farm Delicacies

Living on the farm, 100km from Esperance, we don’t often get to go out for meals in flash restaurants or eat meals that I haven’t cooked! However, us farmers have delicacies in our dams that eclipse the tastes of garlic prawns in the best restaurant that you’ve ever eaten in! A couple of our dams…

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About Fleur McDonald Having sold over 850,000 copies of her books, she has solidified her position as one of the country’s favourite storytellers. Australia’s leading rural literature author, Fleur’s books become best sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves. Her storylines are drawn from inspiration from having lived and worked on farms for…

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Fleur McDonald's Bio Fleur draws inspiration from having lived and worked for much of her life on farms and now owns 4050ha across regional WA. Having written twenty novels, most of them featuring her leading detective, Dave Burrows, Fleur continues to write two books a year, releasing one in April and one in November. Noisy…

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Into the Night

Into the Night Detective Dave Burrows returns in another breathtaking tale of rural suspense from the bestselling author of Rising Dust. ‘Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.’ The Weekly Times Book Synopsis Detective Dave Burrows is devastated. After an acrimonious divorce, Dave has no choice but to let his ex-wife and her father Mark call…

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Into the Night

PUBLISHED APRIL 4TH

Detective Dave Burrows returns in another breathtaking tale of rural suspense from the bestselling author of Rising Dust.

Detective Dave Burrows is devastated. After an acrimonious divorce, Dave has no choice but to let his ex-wife and her father Mark call the shots: supervised, one-hour visits are all he’s allowed if he wants to see his two young daughters. And he knows he’ll jump through any hoops to see Bec and Alice.

On Leo Perry’s farm, sixty kilometres out of Yorkenup, the only positive in Leo’s day is the unswerving loyalty of his dog, Coffee. Thanks to yet another power outage, Leo is out in the morning heat, refueling the water pump. But seconds later he watches in horror as the tank explodes. Flames engulf wooden beams and sparks ignite grass just as Leo realises he’s at the end of a one-way petrol trail, the fire roaring straight for him.

When Dave and his partner Detective Bob Holden are called to Leo’s ravaged farm, they’re unclear if they’re dealing with arson, suicide or something else. There’s been no sign of Leo anywhere, and his wife Jill is distraught. Leo and his dog appear to have vanished. But, when Dave and Bob begin their investigation, what they find makes no sense at all.

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Broad River Station

Over 500.000 books sold Broad River Station A young constable faces prejudice in a small country town, but the search for a missing child changes everything. A breathtaking novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback. Mia, a newly graduated constable, on her first post is assigned to Broad River, a small…

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