Rural Life

Children Still Climb Trees…

On Monday afternoon I sent the children outside to play. “Go outside and play, you’ve been inside too long” an hour later, as I was about to call them in to get ready for swimming lessons I heard screaming. They were playing near the shipping containers up next to the cattle yards, I took of […] Read more…

Fence Comes Down

The fence along our driveway and around our orchard has been rotted for sometime, Spotted Gum is not a good choice when white ants are present. Michelangelo(15) decided the time had come for the fence to go, and forthwith he ‘marshaled the troops’ and organised his labour force     Sometimes your children really surprise […] Read more…

Treasure Hunting in the Bush

A few weeks ago Michelangelo created an elaborate treasure hunt for the younger children, drove the paddock basher down to the bush and hid the clues in various places over the property. With 147 acres (59.5ha) this translates to a lot of land to cover with potential hiding spots. It took Michelangelo an entire morning to […] Read more…

Treehouse Masterpiece

  Last week the children announced that their treehouse was ready for viewing and they wanted me to come down to the bush to see their progress. For several days the children had been heading into the bush with ‘seconds’ of the decking timber, to refurbish the old treehouse, so I wasn’t too sure what […] Read more…

Largest Flood in Recorded History

Recently our region was threatened with a flood of massive proportions.  The city itself was spared at the ‘eleventh hour’, unlike Bundaberg, though many families in surrounding areas lost their homes:( It was frightening just how close the flood waters were to pouring over the levee wall. *All photos are credit of Princess (11) taken from a moving vehicle as we […] Read more…

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