July 31, 2016

Not something we see every day.

The paddocks are so wet that local farmers are using helicopters to spray crops.


July 30, 2016

The team all trained, qualified and licenced to operate a forklift now.
Well done everyone!


July 26, 2016

A rainbow of colour on a cold winter’s day.

(To view fullscreen click on the image).


July 20, 2016

A natural alternative.

Applying Charlie Carp - a fertilizer which is made locally entirely from the European Carp, an introduced pest that is devastating the rivers and water systems of the Murray Darling Basin.


July 15, 2016

What is #IconicAustralia?
The Elders 2017 Calendar Competition poses this question.

Is it our magnificent and diverse natural beauty?

Is it the openness & sparseness of the outback?

Red Sky in the Morning.

Is it our rugged coastline or pristine beaches?

Is it that Australia is a land of drought and flooding rains?

Waiting for Rain.

Is it our rich blend of culture?

Is it the imagination and inventiveness of its people?

Stacked up before the storm.  

Is it our laid back and "she’ll be right mate" attitude?

Or is it the unique sound of the kookaburra or the smell of the eucalyptus leaves?

Many things and places could be classed as Iconic Australia.
The above photos are my entries in the competition.

When you hear the word Australia what do you think of?


July 12, 2016

Farm-ily on Facebook reached another milestone today: 1000 likes.

Who would have thought that my little blog would create so much interest.

My blog journey started on January 1, 2013 as a photo-a-day challenge to find that something special, something to be grateful for each day. It has continued daily (mostly) for 3½ years.

Farm-ily Facebook came about much later and only after encouragement from family and friends. Reaching 1000 likes on my Facebook page is a delightful but surprising milestone.

So Blogging vs Facebook?

Blogging is like an old friend; a friend that I am very comfortable around. It opened my eyes to a completely new world, and gave me the opportunity to “meet” other people from all walks of life. And for that I am eternally grateful. Farming life can be somewhat isolating so connecting with you all on a daily basis is something I treasure greatly. 

Facebook for me is like a new acquaintance. We are just getting to know each other. This new friend has expanded my horizons and given me a fresh perspective.

We need both new and old friends in our lives to keep things interesting and balanced. 

As the old saying goes:
Make new friends but keep the old.
One is silver and the other gold.



July 7, 2016

A nice place to while away the time on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.