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Trip: Central Texas

There are [21] stories from my trip: Central Texas

The debrief: the emotions, the highlights.

USA | Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | Views [723]

It is a long time in waiting, seeing as how my last post was last year! But here for your viewing pleasure is the wrap up to my Texan Adventure. The debrief of my time. Gosh where to start? I guess the end is my beginning - My final ... Read more >

Christmas musings II

USA | Saturday, 26 Dec 2009 | Views [458]

Lately, in the lead up to Christmas, I've been thinking a lot about the feel of Christmas. So far from home and family it feels so different. It doesn't feel like Christmas. But then again what is Christmas? A celebration. A time for family. A ... Read more >

Clear Shot

USA | Saturday, 12 Dec 2009 | Views [434]

 Digitised for prosperity a snapshot of time has been frozen in history, viewed days, months, years after the fact. We live in the digital era, photos are taken by the hundreds in a day; the happy snapper has so many settings and options to get ... Read more >

Photos: Christmas Lead-up

USA | Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Christmas Musings

USA | Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | Views [559]

Thanksgiving is past, Christmas and the New Year loom. Strange enough - it doesn't feel like it..... I don't know about you, but I find that usually when you get to this time of year, you start to feel a change. There’s a buzz of ... Read more >

Thanksgiving Weekend

USA | Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | Views [482]

Thursday last was Thanksgiving. After a quick Wikipedia introduction the evening before i was ready to be introduced to some of the traditions. The original Thanksgiving was a celebration feast with the pilgrims and Indians. The tradition continued ... Read more >

Gallery: Bambini

USA | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Beautiful bambino: "Angel of the Morning"

USA | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Views [785]

Sunday morning, we woke to a foggy misty morning. It was a relaxing day, we had a couple of chores that needed to be done, but other then that we could just glide through the day - and for once the plan went ahead! haha I got up and started the fire ... Read more >

a long day to lead to a weekend

USA | Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | Views [669]

Ever had one of those days that seem to be a week long?? well Friday was one of them. We woke to a day that was planned to be busy - but not laborious. Mostly bookwork and other house(cabin)work. As Sara took her coffee into the top heifer paddock ... Read more >

Gallery: Renaissance Fayre

USA | Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

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No Farms No Food!!

USA | Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | Views [497]

Wow, time has just flown by! I can't believe it’s already been about 2 weeks since my last post.... well in a very short overview, we had Halloween, I carved my first pumpkin, and we started at a new Farmers market in Bryan. That was a ... Read more >

a picture says a thousand words....

USA | Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | Views [447]

so here's 10 ;) Today was very busy, tagging and weighing cattle, trying to sort out the escapee steers, putting out bales (as always) sorting cattle, many many things that i can't think of them all. It was so long ago it feels like it happened yesterday.... Read more >

A slow day.... well it was meant to be.

USA | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | Views [616]

Sunday morning and we woke to what was meant to be a relatively easy day, load up the 4 heifers, then drive them the couple of hrs down Houston way. Well I'm guessing you know how your plans can end up.... so we ended up with a little more fun on our ... Read more >


USA | Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 | Views [457]

Close friends, Don and Karen of Dreamcatchers Ranch have one sale a year, and we went down to help with the pre-sale dinner.  So Friday morning we packed up and headed off on the 2(ish)hr drive down to San Marcos. Arriving in time for lunch we had Karen's ... Read more >

Gallery: Dreamcatchers Cattle Sale

USA | Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Water, Water everywhere.....

USA | Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | Views [498]

After 2yrs drought, rains are good. And last night we got 2&1/2in. a nice amount, we also got all the runoff from up north, which overflowed the creek. The creek by which just last week we fixed the fence..... So there seems to be a guarantee of ... Read more >

To market we go.....

USA | Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | Views [441]

5.20am the alarm goes off and the day begins. pre-pre-dawn and we are packing the last few items into the ute that we will need for the markets. A little after 6 and we are on the road, first stop  Dyer Dairy where we collect some raw milk (non-homogenised, ... Read more >

Washing Day

USA | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [423]

Monday: tomorrow I'm off to my first farmers market.  We'll be on our way EARLY in the morning, with various errands to run before we get to the marketplace, and take our hour for setup. But that i can tell you about later, today we got organised for ... Read more >


USA | Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | Views [518]

From today I am able to add  new skills to my CV - Fencing; electrical.  & Driving a tractor. This morning was my introduction to fencing. We loaded up the bucket on the tractor, and filled the basket on the quad and off we went. I have to say, ... Read more >

Gallery: Texas

USA | Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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