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Once upon a time on a farm we owned, we inherited a wonderful old gum tree, capable of sheltering countless families of birds and mammals and all manner of creepy crawlies, too.

We were told that his girth measurement indicated an age of well in excess of 400 years. That was in the 1980’s, and a recent Google satellite photo we investigated showed he’s still there. Isn’t that wonderful? Many times we were tempted to check about having him heritage listed, but never did for fear of the potential upheaval if he became famous. Selfish? Maybe… but he’s still there, and intact. I think our choice was the right one.

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Terrifying

Terrifying

… maybe they are  mimicking the Pete Seeger song, and its words –

‘… Long time passing,

Long time ago… ‘

There must be some good reasons for the appalling lack of community spirit and caring that sees almost every organisation that relies heavily on volunteers, struggling to keep afloat today.

In fact, many have already sunk due to lack of support and the ageing population who still believe in helping your fellow man, regardless of what it may cost personally…  in time and effort and love of humanity.

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and the Old Man WAS snoring, last night – just like every night.

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It certainly wasn’t him who did the rain dance that has brought us 7″ (175mm) of rain last month , and in the 20 days of this month so far, another 5-1/2″ (137mm). Over the next few days another inch or so is forecast. Of course, at the beginning of the season rain dances were popular amongst the farming fraternity – but just like our old friend Hanrahan said, “We’ll all be ‘rooned if it don’t stop soon”.

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… 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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There are Men’s Sheds…

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!

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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. (more…)

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