Category: the farm

Out west, where the sunsets are golden and there are a million stars

It’s summer and everybody is taking their annual holidays. Australia is in the middle of the hottest heatwave on record and everybody’s heading en masse to the beach, so why am I going west? No, not to Parramatta, way out west. Well, I live by the beach so can go there anytime, and while everybody …

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Our country dunny

For somebody who hates ‘poo’ talk, Doc has an obsession with toilets. At the farm we have two milk-crate toilets. For those not in the know, that’s a milk crate with a hole cut out of the top and a toilet seat attached, so that even though you have to dig a hole in the …

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Just a little fire in the bathroom …

I slept through sunrise again. This time I blame Doc for setting fire to the house last night. And for that story we have to go waaay back …

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Cactus flowers and a quad bike adventure

We’re back on the farm. It’s only been 2 weeks since we were here last, but Doc wants do more work on our country dunny. And in the spirit of our gendered division of labour – while he’s been digging, levelling and concreting, I’ve been out taking photos.

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Life’s good .. and the days are long!

Days go so slowly when you get up before sunrise. After going to bed before dark, unsurprisingly I was up this morning to watch the sunrise, and a beautiful one it was too. The countryside with its open spaces and trees makes for great scenery. Dead gum trees with branches reaching for the sky make …

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As spring moves into summer, the wattle is replaced by bottle brush

Aah, back on the farm. A bit late, but we’re here. Usually we come down on Friday night after work, but Doc had the 7 year old for a sleepover. By the time he went to his mother’s and we packed up, it was almost lunch time before we left, so we didn’t arrive until …

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