I am cooking at Fairview, in Laura Queensland. I decided to keep a blog of all my cooking as a record of what I have cooked, and also a collection for a book sometime. I had filled my space quota with WordPress, and went seeking a free blog site when I found Blogger on Google.Continue reading “Station Cook at Olive Vale”
The Farm dogs are not working at present and the collie roams the fenced in area and he was quick to check that the two poddy calves stayed in place and show me his rounding up skills. They are excellent eye dogs and work dogs and loaded with personality.
Finally some clouds and a colorful sunset at Fairview.
Australian Brahman beef cattle were developed by innovative north Australian cattlemen who appreciated the economic value of a beef animal which could adapt to harsh tropical climatic and environmental conditions. Initial evolvement of the Australian Brahman began in Queensland, north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Today the breed influence covers Australia with stud and commercialContinue reading “Brahman Cattle Australia”
Barramundi are a highly opportunistic species that dominate many tropical rivers.Delicious and thrilling to catch, they also live in both freshwater and saltwater,change sex and eat just about anything. Barramundi support substantialcommercial, recreational and customary fisheries, as well as an aquacultureindustry Australia-wide. Barramundi inhabit a wide variety of habitats in coastal waters, estuaries and lagoonsContinue reading “Burramundi”
Pigs were brought from Europe to Australia by the First Fleet in 1788. Imported as livestock, pigs soon escaped and established wild populations that have expanded over time. In 2021, it was estimated that Queensland had up to 2.3 million feral pigs. They are among Queensland’s most widespread and damaging pest animals. Feral pigs spread invasive plants,Continue reading “Wild Feral Pigs Queensland”
The temperature today at Laura is 37 degrees with Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39. The garden here is well maintained with daily sprinklers and now a road sweeper that sprays the surrounding area. TheContinue reading “The Garden at Fairview”
The property at Olive Vale Pastoral has many trees around the living areas. Its and oasis of green with splashes of color from the bougainvillea and Hibiscus flowers and the different colored leaves of the trees.
One solitary cashew hangs from the flowers on the cashew nut tree, a relic of a past and showing me what a growing cashew nut looks like. The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple accessory fruit. The tree can grow as tall as 14 metres. The one hereContinue reading “The Cashew Nut Tree”