Category: the farm

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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Sam’s sunrise

Sam's sunrise - with a blanket of fog over the farm

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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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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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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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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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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