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Kelly, when she was Wendy

P-L-E-A-S-E take me home with you!

This story in pictures begins with the photo of our Kelly, who was still ‘Wendy’ at the animal shelter when this heart-rending photo was taken.  ‘Wendy’ was all signed up and paid for, when her new mother to be had an accident and was unable to go ahead with the adoption.  Unlucky lady… but oh SO lucky us! Continue Reading »

… crying over forbidden milk.  And who is crying?  Two big ‘boofy’ bulls.  And why?  Please read on.

They were separated the other day because they were caught still drinking from respective Mums at 18 months old!  AND, those two mobile milk factories are already working overtime, feeding two calves each.

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… and you can see that Kanute, the eternal farmer is doing just that… imagining!

Man... that looks SO good!

Man… that looks SO good!

And I can tell you, it’s a whole lot easier to do now that work has begun.  The ‘invisible’ shed was a little tricky, sometimes.  Kanute’s ‘you beaut ute’ didn’t always get it.  And the new/old tractor found its imagination somewhat taxed, as well.

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and then there are Men at Work on a shed – OUR NEW SHED.  Yippee… we’re over the moon.  You would be, too if your last shed ended up looking like this –

There are no words

There are no words

and the new, you beaut shed has only begun taking shape from 7.30am today, and already, before lunchtime, looks like this –

A picture worth a thousand words!

A picture worth a thousand words!

Sure beats our invisible shed that Kanute has been parking our new you beaut ute in for a week or so!  By early next week, it will have a new you beaut home to live in… and the you beaut tractor will, also!

Ohh-hh… look –

From our local newspaper, The SE Times – this is surely Karma… no?

Easter Service at our local Driver Reviver rest stop

Easter Service at our local Driver Reviver rest stop

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They’re in the news everywhere, it seems. Sinkholes, that is.  (see the Related Articles below… just a couple of the many stories being reported almost daily, it seems)

Well-ll, our limestone farmhouse has survived in the South East of South Australia since 1878 – and we believe it to be directly over a sinkhole.  Or a big limestone cavern underneath us somewhere not too far down.  And to think people move into caves when they think the world may end… to stay safe?

Our two bores (providing ‘flattish’ but clear as a bell, absolutely drinkable water) are situated somewhere below us, at a depth of just 3.3 metres (11′) – one is just behind our house, and one to the side.  Go figure.  It’s surely down there under us somewhere. Continue Reading »

Our Australian Ute

When we had our shed fire at the beginning of this year, we lost our trusty old utility (a 1981 Mitsubishi L200).  It wasn’t too valuable really – except to us when we needed to cart stock to and from our local market with our trailer hitched on behind.  And when the paddocks were wet and sludgy, its 4-wheel drive capacity made it possible to still feed out hay to our eager beefies.

Here’s what was left after the fire event – (ironically, our extensive fire-fighting unit and equipment were all on the back – normally out of the shed on high fire risk days, but not on this balmy summer night)

How sad is that?

How sad is that?

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