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Back again…

Monday, September 28, 2009 Back again… Yes it’s been a while!  Seems the pace just stepped up in the last week (realising that i only have a week or so to go before going to Cambodia has put the pressure on!)  Now, where were we….? These are about half of the 1000 trees given to us […]

Animal stories…

Monday, September 28, 2009 Animal stories… Just an update on our menagerie of wild and wonderful fauna… i still havent set those traps (mainly because I have been busy – not because of reluctance) so the families of our pesky wabbits are growing!  The parents are enormous now and actually doing a good job eating […]

Working Hard at the Silk Road…

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Working Hard at the Silk Road… This morning it was worth getting up early.  Instead of waking to howling winds and pelting rain, when I opened my eyes the birds were chirping and a ray of sunshine was just peeking in my window.  I sprang out of bed and got dressed for […]

“Blue Thunder”

Saturday, September 26, 2009 “Blue Thunder” This is a short contribution by Rob to start introducing you to some of the characters on the Silk Road. We seem to have developed the habit of naming various pieces of equipment on our enterprise, Im not sure if we have done this because we are slowly loosing […]

The Sun Comes out at the Silk Road…

Saturday, September 19, 2009 The Sun Comes out at the Silk Road… It didn’t start that way though… halfway through a beautiful morning walk the skies opened up and I was once again huddling under a tree and taking photographs through a hole in my raincoat pocket! But it was a beautiful walk none-the-less. (I […]

Mulberry Maintenance…

Friday, September 18, 2009 Mulberry Maintenance… Intended to write this last night but plum-tuckered after a hard day in the “field” I decided to have an early night instead.  As I said in the last blog – whether hail, rain or shine, I was going to get to the mulberry patch yesterday.  And of course it did all three […]

Update – Chateau Sheahan…

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Update – Chateau Sheahan… Well, its raining again in downtown Wilyabrup so thought I’d do a morning blog to make use of the time and catch up on yesterday’s news…. It was all action at the Silk Road on Tuesday when the house flooring materials arrived on a semi-trailer.  As predicted, the […]

State of the Nation….

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 State of the Nation…. Took a long walk around the property yesterday, checking the state of things after a week of wind and rain (which by the way has not abated!)  Lots of water on the ground and branches down all over the place – very messy but no real problems.  […]

A Wonderful Sunday…

Sunday, September 13, 2009 A Wonderful Sunday… Big day today… got up early to rosellas and my kookaburra waiting in the backyard for their breakfast and took a walk around to check for storm damage.  Plenty of branches down so more cleaning up this week. Took the trailer down to Marg River to pick up mulberry tree […]

An eventful week…

Saturday, September 12, 2009 An eventful week… Another week has gone by without writing – it makes these entries too long so I will try to get back to short daily ones!  Spent a lot of time inside this week as the weather has been abysmal – really bad, even compared to the weather throughout August when […]