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Shearing – we leave the biggest to last.

David and Buster shearing one of the big White Suffolk rams. They always leave the big fellas until last. Notice it takes two strong men to get the job done. Greg and Ross get ready for the next one behind

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Rhododendrons are out!

Ah, Rhododendrons, if only we’d known earlier that possums hate eating you, we would have planted more. Lovely colour too.

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Return of the peonies!

Notoriously hard to grow, and jealously cared for. The first to flower at Brockley this year.

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Our friendly platypus

Well our platypuses have been showing themselves a lot lately, they live in the Prosser River a few metres from the house. They are happy to see people in the canoe at sunset or sunrise and people have been seeing

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Spring has sprung

Wow, bit of sun, a drop of rain and the grass has gone mad. So has the poultry. One hen has had 14 chicks, and the other just 1. Mother duck the Peking duck is sitting on a dozen of

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Frisky turkeys

Our turkey flock has jumped from 4 to 13 – and our gobblers have got to the point where they’re fighting for the ladies attention. Have a look at the picture below – coming to blows is all about making

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Morning mist on the river

We’re through the worst of winter it seems and the sun is coming up earlier. Have a look at the mist rising off the Prosser this morning. Don’t worry, we still have open fires to enjoy every day.

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The Convict Road part 2 – Lime Kiln

Chatting to Greg the farm manager a while ago, he mentioned that there was a lime kiln on the Convict Road that maybe the world had forgotten about. Intrigued, I quizzed him about its location and he told me vaguely

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The convict road – part 1

Wow, so I promised in my first post that I’d next talk about the convict road that runs from Brockley to Orford. Actually, it runs from Buckland before it goes through Brockley – in all around 8km of road. So

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Dew soaked cobwebs in the mist

I did promise to next post about the convict road, but munching my muesli today, I paused mid mouthful to look out the window as the sun decided to show its face through the mist. As far as the eye

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