Flood July 2016

And yes, I’m dating it with a month, in case there’s another one this year, because it’s been that kind of year. I checked the river level around 3:30pm Thursday and it had just risen into the paddock a few feet. The bureau had a moderate flood...

Snow day

A few pics, and some video, from feeding the cattle this morning. Damn those snow flakes on the lens… It’s a long way from one end of the farm to the...

Winter scenes

A few snaps, and a few seconds of video, of winter scenes on the hill. A mix of proper camera and mobile phone. My son took over the camera when I had to get into 4 feet of icy cold water to sort out a flow issue. Might not be the last outing with the camera this...

On the fairly average calculation of average temperatures

In the past we’ve used data loggers to record temperatures at ten minute intervals, due to research that suggested that blackcurrants require a certain number of hours each winter, at which temperatures are between a certain range, to ‘set’ the fruit...

Creek, what creek?

This raging torrent is labelled on the maps as ‘Blackus Creek’. It runs right through the middle of the farm, below the main road. As kids we used to run ‘boats’ down here. I remember spending hours following the run down toward the Huon River....

Pick your own blackcurrants $2/kg

FRIDAY¬†5th 10am – 4pm & SATURDAY 6th 8am – 4pm Location: 710 Glen Huon Rd, Glen Huon. Find it on Google Maps here (don’t be looking for the blackcurrants near the main road, as Google Maps still has them pictured – we grubbed them out years...