Category Archive: the farm

Jun 12 2014

A cold, foggy morning

“What a beautiful night” I said as I got out of the car at the farm, just after sunset. I stretched my arms and legs (we’d been in the car for 4 hours), looked around and sighed.  It was still, quiet and the stars were all just appearing in the clear sky. We started unpacking …

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Jun 10 2014

Sam’s sunrise

Doc and I have been out to the farm again. He’s recently had an operation on his shoulder and can’t do very much yet, so we decided to get away and just relax for a few days. There’s not a lot of work that needs to be done at the farm, so we could potter …

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May 15 2014

My first 4WD lesson

Last time we were at the farm I had my first official 4WD lesson. I have done some 4WDing before. Doc sometimes lets me drive across creeks or washouts when we go away, but, as the Cruiser is his baby, I’m not allowed to drive it too much. I’m definitely not allowed to take it …

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May 03 2014

Australia, a land of extremes

Australia really is a land of extremes, and vicious weather cycles. Of drought and flooding rain is right. I notice this much more since I’ve been going to the farm, where weather cycles can make or break people. Nowhere is it better demonstrated than these photos taken in January then again in April this year.

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Apr 28 2014

From drought to flooding rain

One of the things I love about going to the farm is seeing how much it changes over time. When I was there in January we were in drought, but since then there has been rain. Beautiful, nourishing rain. The farm is the greenest I have ever seen, the greenest Doc has ever seen and …

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Apr 20 2014

The 60 series got bogged!

“60! 60!” If you watch our Old Tele Track video you’ll hear Doc say that in celebration a number of times. Along with “60 to the rescue.” He loves his 60 series, with good reason. It’s taken him across Australia, through the Simpson, along the Canning, up the Old Tele Track and to lots of …

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Apr 19 2014

Life’s an adventure

Life’s always an adventure with Doc, and even a simple trip to the farm isn’t exempt. It’s a long weekend, so of course it’s the perfect opportunity for a trip to the farm, with all the boys. Even though they’ve done this thousands of times, planning the trip required phone calls back and forth. First …

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Feb 18 2014

Gum trees, wallaroos, fence posts and sunsets. My favourite photos of the farm

While at the farm last time, on my own, I did lots of exploring, and went to areas I usually don’t. Normally if I want to go out on my own I have to walk, so don’t tend to venture far, but the recent addition of a quad bike meant I could venture far and …

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Feb 10 2014

Of drought and flooding rains

As Dorothea Mackellar noted, Australia really is a land of extremes, and one of my great joys is photographing those extremes. One of the photos I get a lot of great comments on is one I took on the Murrumbidgee when it was in full flood. It’s of a dead bush, reflecting in the water. …

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Jan 26 2014

All good things must come to an end

My solo sojourn at the farm has come to an end. I’m still here, but no longer alone. Doc has arrived, together with another couple of friends. So how did I go for a week on my own?

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