Category: life

Fish & chips for dinner … and feeding the birds

Remember all those summer holidays when you were a kid?  It doesn’t matter where you went for your holidays, it was always fish & chips for dinner. And now it’s the same with the kids and grandkids – fish & chips for dinner by the water in summer. Of course, feeding the birds is all …

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Help me make our part-time farm life more sustainable

Now that we’re home, and getting over the “post holiday blues”, how did we go in terms of sustainability on the farm. First of all we used lots of water, about 600 litres, or 60 litres per day. This is way above what we would normally use, but Doc was concreting and I cleaned the …

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Country or the coast? Ten reasons to head inland for your summer holidays

As I sit here, surrounded by rolling hills, on an isolated place beside the Murrumbidgee River where the sound of boats is but a distant lull, I can’t help but think how lucky I am to be here. For a few years when I was a kid we spent our summer holidays on the north …

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Relaxing with a good book … while somebody else does all the work

Thank you for all the emails, it was great to get such a response. Yes, I do know how lucky I am to have Doc. Though his exes might disagree. We “deserve each other” is the phrase I heard on a number of occasions – and I don’t think they meant because we are both …

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Life on the farm

Life’s pretty simple out here on the farm, away from all the ‘mod cons’ of the city. With all the wide open spaces, clear star-filled skies and boundless plains to share, what more could we want? Well, some of life’s basic necessities I suppose – like water.

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A new years wish for a kinder, gentler facebook

It’s the new year and time to make – and break – resolutions. I’ve decided not to make any resolutions this year. But then, I never make any new year’s resolutions so why start now. But I do have some hopes for the year ahead.

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