Every so often an opportunity arrives, that you just can’t pass up, no matter the circumstances.
Harvest and Hay making are extremely important in farming world. Hay means there is food for the stock during the dry times and harvest is the money making part of the year.
This year, canola harvest and hay making have hit together. There should be at least a month between the two, in our neck of the woods, but not this year.
It’s all hands on deck.
I have a leave pass for one weekend!
On the 20th of October, I will be in Port Pirie, South Australia, at a Rural Women’s Weekend. It’s a massive day with over 300 ladies, from all across SA attending. Organised by the dynamic and fabulous, Margie Arnold, from Meg’s bookshop, there are all sorts of impressive events over the two days. Key note speakers are: Annabelle Crab, the ABC’s Online Chief Political writer, Frances Rings (Choreographer) and Annette Marner (ABC Radio).
Annette Marner is holding an ‘In Conversation with…’ and this is what I’m awestruck to be a part of! Along with Monica McInenery, Susan Duncan and Tricia Stringer, I will be chatting with Annette Marner about writing and rural life.
To be on stage with one of my writing idols (Monica) and the incredible Susan Duncan (former editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly and New Idea), RU*Y Winner and part of the 50 books you can’t put down, Tricia Stringer, will be one of the highlights of my writing career to date. I have to pinch myself to believe I’m being invited to these sorts of events and that people think what I have to say, might be worth listening to!
But… as a new aunty of a beautiful little boy, that I’m still to meet, my first cuddle with him may actually over shadow the incredibleness of the weekend!