In the Shire of West Arthur, from a large shed beside a Jarrah forest Bob Turner is turning history into art. 1920’s fence posts from the Pilbara, the wheel rim from a 1940’s blitz army truck, a spring from a 1860’s sulky cart are all skilfully incorporated into rustic sculptures of iron and timber. Bob, a […]

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There was pure concentration, athleticism and larrikinism. The egg and spoon races were taken very seriously, the egg throwing got very messy, the kids sack races were fast and furious and the adults wool sack races were….well…dirty. The tug-o-war was dusty, muscly, eye bulging and ferocious. Nothing like some good old fashion games to get the campsite together […]

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  • Dave - looks like everyone had a fantastic weekend over the Easter break out at the lakeReplyCancel

  • Dawn - Loved seeing the Easter fun. Carl and I had a wonderful time when we stayed so as there will be no way to book in for next Easter we will just have to drive down for the day. 😀 Love to all

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‘There ain’t nothin’ like a country crowd. A little bit crazy and a little bit loud..’ Yep, this was the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival a couple of weeks ago. Fun, loud, colourful, dirty big utes… even bigger engines. Hats, boots, stickers, flags, great tunes and of course some boot scootin’. Lee Kernaghan rocked the festival this […]

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In an age of advancing technology it is rare to see traditional farming methods especially during harvest time. Every year Moodiarrup farmer Greg Cochrane harvests wheaten chaff using the same binder and cutter his mum and dad did, only he pulls it with an old tractor instead of three horses. After binding Greg and his family manually stack conical piles called […]

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  • Mark Duperouzel - Absolute bloody treasure!!ReplyCancel

  • Roz - Awesome story and amazing photosReplyCancel

  • Ben Allen - I was introduced to Greg via a neighbor, and had the priveledge to share a cuppa with him and chat about his farming life. There is the best part of a century worth of stories and history within his eyes and on his hands. He was a wonderful person to talk too, and he left me with a lasting impression of the South Wests farming heritage.
    Thankyou Greg. It was a privilege and a pleasure to meet you.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Beautiful photos capturing life on a farm. I love your images.ReplyCancel

  • Colin Stock - Very good write up and awesome photos’s
    one person that I have missed since leaving Duranillin is Greg
    those’s times of having a cuppa and a chat
    good one Greg
    ColinReplyCancel

  • Val Harwood - Your one in a million bro. I don’t know how you do it…ReplyCancel

  • Betty Malins - Excellent article. Tells it like it is. Lovely photos to go with the blog.
    Are you still shearing too. You are as strong as ever.
    Hard yakka is right.
    All the best bro.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn White - Brings back memories of the ‘good old days’! Just goes to prove hard work never killed anyone! Well done, Greg Cochrane!ReplyCancel

If you look close enough dragonflies can form the shape of a love heart when they are mating. Right now, Lake Towerrinning is literally abuzz with the Blue Ringed Dragonfly. Swarming above the water, their silver wings fluttering. At times the air is thick with them. They cluster onto trees, plants and reeds. A spectacular sight.

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  • Lyn White - What an amazing sight! Beautiful photos, Astrid!ReplyCancel