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Bust the Dust

Today, Friday 13th December at 1pm. kids from all over the State will be trying to bust the dust. They have been perfecting their moves and will gather to perform rain dances. It was initiated by  ...

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Number 361

I begin the day trying to write but then I am called to lend a hand. Dave 2 is doing a check of all the paddocks. Dave 1 and I rattle along the road and up the hill towing a trailer of green feed  ...

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The dry cycle

The pattern keeps repeating. This is the third October we have had to feed our cattle. This October we should have had 60 mls of rain. Instead we have had 17mls. Yesterday the strong winds  ...

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Bunnan Campdraft

Bunnan is a small town about 10kms from our farm. It used to have a school, a post office, a store and a pub . But now the centre of life is the Campground and Sports club. There used to be a  ...

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Kurrajongs

As the drought drags on and we see trees dying in the paddocks, one tree stands out. It is the hardy Kurrajong, with its bright green foliage. It is a broad domed tree offering cool shade for the  ...

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#Day 266

It’s day 266 of the drought of 2018. Sunday. We load up the utes and head off to feed the first herd of cows and calves. All of them are massed around the trough area. On no. Does not auger  ...

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