September 16, 2019

The view makes up for the cold wind on a late walk to get mail this evening.


September 12, 2019

Thank you to you all

Over in Facebookland things got a bit hectic following my Bureau of Meteorology rainfall maps post. It has been shared some 5,300 times, with a reach of 689,000+ people and a still increasing 1,800+ comments as Climate Change believers and deniers continue to fight it out. It has been quite interesting to watch it all play out. 

It has also meant a lot more followers. So, as I welcome new followers, I would like to add my gratitude to those that have been here much, much longer…. that’s all you in Blogland. 

Thank you so much for your ongoing interest and encouragement of Farm-ily and this little photo-a-day project that just seems to keep going. 

And yes, it is not lost on me, the irony of my most popular post not actually being a photo.



September 8, 2019

Thank you volunteer firefighters. 
Thank you for putting your lives on the line to save people and property.  

Today our local Rural Fire Service held its open day as part of NSW RFS Get Ready Weekend.  Open Days across NSW will be held over the next week. Find out when your local one is. Go along. Learn how to plan and prepare for the summer ahead. And go along to personally thank the volunteers that protect your community.


September 2, 2019

Getting ready for the season ahead… albeit a very short season.


August 31, 2019

The precious little bit of water that we carried over from last year is being used on this wheat that will be next years seed. With zero water allocation and water prices very high this will be all that we can water.


August 29, 2019

A land of drought and flooding rains.
119 years of Australian rainfall. 
Poster by the Bureau of Meteorology


August 28, 2019

Comparing Trojan wheat to the left, Wedgetail wheat to the right.


August 16, 2019

 Tocumwal streetscape mural

 Started in 2007 to commemorate Tocumwal’s 150 years, the mural on Tocumwal IGA’s façade was painted by the Riverina Arts Group. 

 When the store expanded so did the mural.

The murals depict Tocumwal’s history.


August 14, 2019

Old treasures 

The little milk can and dippers were used by our grandfather, a dairy farmer, when delivering fresh milk door-to-door with horse and dray.