Category: the farm

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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From flood to drought (and back again?)

Below are pictures showing the changes in the dam at the farm over time. The first was taken in June 2012, then Christmas 2012, August 2013 and the last one in November 2013. That’s big changes in a short time.

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Sunset and champagne

When talking about the most photographed icons in the world, sunset is rarely mentioned. Yet I think there are more photos of and more blogs dedicated to sunsets than to anything else anywhere. Whether watching it with the love of your life, with friends, or alone, a sunset needs nothing more than a glass of …

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Farm life – a weekend in the country, with mud and wattle

We went to the farm this weekend, and even though we made a conscious decision that we weren’t going to do anything except relax, it started off very rushed. Doc didn’t get home from work until late Friday, so by the time we were packed up (and I got disentangled from the ratchet strap that …

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