May 12, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there 
and particularly to my mum who is a big supporter of Farm-ily and all that we do. Thank you. 
I know she will see this and smile. 
Love you. xx


May 9, 2019

An empty Bardi grub casing still wedged in the ground from whence the moth hatched.


May 5, 2019

The rain gauge thief strikes again. 

The lid & measuring flask are missing... again. 
I suspect we have a resident bird that has a penchant for rain gauges or one that just likes playing hide & seek with us. Many times we have found the lid and flask lying on the ground or in the channel and put them back in place only for them to be missing again the next day. Unfortunately we can’t always find them… hence the need for the new gauge. I even tested this one before buying to make sure the lid was a tight fit. Not tight enough apparently. We need to set up surveillance… after I buy another rain gauge.





April 28, 2019

Bale stacking with many cute little obstacles that need moving out of harms way. 

Photo by bale stacker operator Tim


April 26, 2019

An influx of these large Bardi Moths generally mean that rain is on its way. This one arrived on Sunday night along with 7mm rain. 

Let’s hope we get another influx soon.


Anzac Day

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 
We will remember them.


April 19, 2019

The stages of a eucalyptus flower opening.... how cool is nature!


April 18, 2019

Some green amongst the brown

Incredibly some lucerne plants still hanging in there despite a long hot dry summer. 

You may recall we sowed this new stand of lucerne early September last year but then abandoned it mid-November when we still hadn’t been allocated any water. 

So what now for this paddock? 
We wait for rain, then see how many plants revive. Depending on the outlook for the season we might direct seed some more lucerne into it or just leave it alone.


April 14, 2019

A Potter Wasp on an early flowering Flinders Ranges Wattle
...the only plant I could find flowers on for the Autumn Wild Pollinator Count

Indirectly pollinators play a role in the majority of what we eat & consume. So if you can, become a citizen scientist and get involved in the count. It’s happening all this week and it only takes 10 minutes.


April 13, 2019

Capturing the stars motion. 

It’s not perfect but had lots of fun experimenting with this star trailing last night.


April 12, 2019

 Enjoyed having a coffee this morning with Lorie of Twice as Nice Gallery& Cafe

Lorie, a local from way back, has just started his epic trip around Australia raising funds for Eli’s Gift, a charity that helps out families of very sick children. His beautifully restored 1949 Leyland Sydney double decker bus has a top speed of 45kms/hr… it will be a slow journey, meandering from town to town. 

Lorie is heading east, hoping to be in Albury over Easter. So, if you see his bus in your travels make sure you pop in for a coffee, a chat & make a donation to a very worthy cause.



March 31, 2019

The might of that wind! 
This was an old hay shed… but not anymore.