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The Rural Wife

Since 2011 we have lived on the road travelling around our beautiful country of Australia. It has been an absolute adventure and we have learnt so much about our country, this journey we call life and ourselves. 941 more words


Mother Earth News Fair!

This past weekend my husband, myself, and three of our children ( we all would have gone but our oldest son volunteered to stay home and take care of the farm) went to the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC.   629 more words

Yesterday evening I went out to count the chickens and shut their door and  check for minks and found a skunk in the nesting box. Sigh.   351 more words


The calving jack

This is the first time I have been directly involved with calving cattle. It is not without drama, and probably not for the faint-hearted.

The theory is that our cattle are robust, outdoor cattle and good calvers. 628 more words

Early mornings

One of the ‘joys’ of the early morning start during calving and lambing is the chance to see the strath as it is waking up each morning. 81 more words

How to keep the kids interested?

The whole idea of planting veg and fruit was to get children excited about growing so it would be a pity if they lost their interest at the start. 269 more words


Onwards and Upwards

I am still trying to capture the murdering bastard who has caught and eaten seven of my chickens. Yesterday there was no mink in the trap but the cat food was gone. 522 more words