Category: the farm

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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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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Lord of the Flies … and spiders

It’s been a while since I read Lord of the Flies, but I wouldn’t be surprised if their degeneration into lawlessness with a lack of showering. And it all started so well for me. Being on my own I decided I wanted some “girly” accoutrements. Guns, boots and bikes are all well and good, but …

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Oops, I had an accident

Don’t tell Doc, but I had an accident, and no, it wasn’t the cows, though it’s stupid enough to be part of a ‘cow curse’. I fell out of my hammock. OK, ok, stop laughing and pick yourself up. It’s not that funny – or at least it wouldn’t be if I didn’t catch it …

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Cows are more dangerous than sharks

How much do we really know about cows? Sure, they hang out in groups and follow the leader, but then again, so do the Mafia.

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Things I saw today – sunrise, sunset and shooting stars

Finally, I got up to watch the sunrise. Unfortunately I picked the day where it was too cloudy to see a good one. I did see a spectacular sunset last night though.

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