Wet Wet Wet


Here’s a few pics of last weeks floods. Thankfully not as bad as 2010-11. There’s a lot of debris against fences and we’ve removed what we can lift, but there’s some massive logs resting against them.  We are unable to …

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Hi every-one Well, here we go again.  It’s been a great winter & early spring with terrific regular rain, and was going to be the perfect season for farmers.  The crops all over the state have been magnificent and I …

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Loving the attention

Annie is one of our cows, seen in this pic with Mark, Alex, Joe & Tilley, when she was a couple of months old.   She was born in 2013 & was from our first calving season.  Sadly, she was …

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Friday Flowers – Winter Fragrance


There’s heaps you can be doing in the garden during winter – it’s also a great way to warm up.  I always go out rugged right up, but it doesn’t take too long before the hat, scarf and jumper are …

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Flower Friday

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        Winter is often bleak, however there are many ways to brighten up your garden, verandah & outdoor areas with colour.  Some of the toughest plants are polyanthus & primroses.  They both look very similar, but the …

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Monday Munchies and Flower Fridays

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Our beautiful goddaughter, Jessica, has suggested that for those of you who are particularly keen on cooking and flowers, that I should have a regular twice weekly post, celebrating food and flowers. So I’m going with Monday Munchies and Flower …

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Rosemary & Honey Lamb Shanks

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4 lamb shanks 3 celery sticks sliced 1 carrot peeled and sliced 2 onions 4 cloves of garlic crushed 4 thyme sprigs 3 rosemary sprigs 1 cinnamon stick or just a sprinkle of ground 3 medium sweet potatoes cut into …

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Bearded Iris

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Recently I was given a huge stock feed bag full of bearded iris rhizomes.  It’s not the time for dividing (this is done around January) but who am I to look a gift horse in the mouth.  If I had …

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Cattle Tagging

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I’d just returned from Melbourne a couple of weeks ago – still in my finery too, when Rick who was working in the yards called out asking for a hand. Some of the girls had been a little careless with …

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