2017 “Paddock to Plate” farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

March 10th, 2017

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Then I have the ideal journey for you! After a […]

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A fantastic travel prize to be won!

March 10th, 2017

One lucky passenger on the 2017 Ireland/United Kingdom ‘Paddock to Plate’ farm tour will win a fantastic ‘March booking’ travel prize – the icing on the cake of an inspiring and memorable agricultural journey. This prize draw has been planned since last year and was meant to be announced weeks ago. But I’ve had so […]

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Just how much does the weather affect our behaviour and outlook?

March 10th, 2017

Earlier this week, I completely lost my mojo. There was no obvious explanation for it.  Had I just scoffed six roast chickens? Run a marathon? Been up all night? No to all of the above. The only reason I could think of was the weather. This wet season has been a particular disappointment – usually […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & events attended

March 3rd, 2017

This is a one-person show – so you receive personal service.  But as there’s no staff here, when I’m away, the office is closed. Some of the days I’ll be out of the office & events we could cross paths at, in 2017: Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) event at the Toowoomba Show – I’m […]

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Drone Photography F.A.Q.

February 28th, 2017

I’m asked a lot of questions about drones and drone photography. Here’s a few answers to F.A.Q: What is the difference between a ‘drone’, ‘RPA’ & ‘UAV’? None! ‘Drone’ is the commonly used name for pilotless aircraft. R.P.A.(s) stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (system). U.A.V. stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Different names – all referring […]

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Care for the environment – like charity – must begin at home

February 12th, 2017

Pheasant coucals are one of Australia’s most splendid birds. They are quirky characters with disproportionally long tails, a habit of engaging in disorganised, ungainly dances in bare spaces that include roads, and a hauntingly memorable call. I heard a pheasant coucal long before I ever saw one, several decades ago, in the thick vegetation lining […]

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SkyPixel – drone photography rights grab

December 31st, 2016

Who scrutinises pages of Terms & Conditions prior to ticking ‘yes’ and downloading apps, updating software, joining well-known global groups? We all know we should – but life’s too short.  And it is reasonable to expect that well-known businesses will protect their corporate reputation by at least feigning respect for their customers. Which means not […]

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Global agricultural networking

December 2nd, 2016

Twitter plus Google Translate offers amazing opportunities for global networking.  It’s fabulous for business reasons – spreading ideas and innovation around the planet in seconds and creating a fantastic rural travel network for in-person encounters.  Online networking is especially beneficial for rural and remote residents, being less likely to network in person at events and […]

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Meat eating is good for human health & livestock can be good for the environment

November 25th, 2016

Below are a variety of research/study sources from around the world plus some well thought out personal opinion pieces that refute misinformation portrayed as truth by those intent on eradicating all meat from the menu. Please note more references are added to this blog post as they are discovered, and sometimes links to articles may be broken, […]

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Website updates

October 24th, 2016

In case you’ve clicked on any website pages and found them blank or received an error message – please note that we are working on updates until mid November. New pages are in the throes of being added, and some old pages amalgamated or deleted. Apologies for any inconvenience. (For anyone who is unaware – […]

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