Category: the farm

The burning bush. A story of a bloke, a jerry can of petrol and dead blackberry bushes

I finally got away for a weekend. No work, no nothing. After a winter of working just about every weekend, with only enough time out to go 4WDing one day, we had a whole weekend to ourselves. Doc took Friday off, and we went out to stay on a property in rural NSW. Just us, …

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How to burn a stump from the inside

On our last visit to the farm Doc decided to try out a trick he heard about burning a log from the inside. If there’s one thing we’re not short of on the farm, it’s old logs. So we got one that we had lying around for the campfire, stood it upright, cut grooves into …

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Sunset, full moon and a big campfire

This is my favourite part of the day. I’m the only one up and it’s very peaceful. I’ve thrown a few twigs onto the remains of last night’s fire and brought that back to life. The coffee pot is sitting on the coals, there are crimson rosellas in the tree watching me, and a swallow …

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Hold my beer and watch this ….

We went 4WDing the other day. Or Doc went 4WDing, I went along for the ride. That’s how it goes in our relationship.

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Where to see kangaroos in Australia

Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, platypus(es??? – platypodes?), emus, wallabies, and more kangaroos. Everyone loves Australian animals. What’s not to love – they’re cute, cuddly, and they sleep in the shade all day – or swim in the case of platypus. And as long as they’re not spiders, snakes or crocodiles, or octopuses or some fish, …

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Somebody prowling around our remote farmhouse at night

The last thing you want when you’re almost asleep at a very remote location is to be rudely awakened with a hand across your mouth and somebody whispering in your ear “Sssh.” That’s what happened to me last night.

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