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Weird Obsession? Or not?

‘What’s that?’ My personal hairdresser and wife’s Aunt asked me the other day. She was pointing to what I had open on my laptop screen. I was looking at this: My spreadsheet containing the historical rainfall records for my town,...

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Dream Job

Last month I returned from 2.5 weeks of farm and agricultural visits to Uganda in Africa. Following that and a few weeks on the tractor planting this years crop, I been able to process some of my experiences and offer...

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10 Ugandan Agricultural Learnings

Here are a few of the interesting things that I’ve learned about Agriculture as it is practiced here in Uganda. Climate – is tropical with little day to day temperature variation. Minimums in the teens rise up to maximums in...

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The Nile.

It’s more than just a river in Uganda. It’s beautiful, huge and majestic. Also, when you get flipped in a life-raft going through a grade 5 rapid, it’s slightly terrifying. Ok. Actually terrifying.  It’s a pity I don’t have any photos...

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Our first week in Uganda

As promised, some more on what Simon and I have been up to since arriving in Uganda last Saturday. Quoted bits are his words not mine.   Saturday: We flew from Adelaide-Dubai-Entebbe with Emirates. Flights were long, smooth and boring...

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Uganda

Wow. Here I am, this blog post coming to you from Iganga, eastern Uganda. It’s hard to believe and the things I’ve witnessed over the past few days. But more on that later. Why am I here? In short, our...

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Harvest 2013

I made a video blog while harvesting our last paddock of wheat back in January, and have just uploaded it to YouTube. Feel free to check it out.

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2013: Season Review

Wow. What a cracker. 2013 will go down as one of the best farming seasons ever around here. In short, it’s amazing what water can do. As I may have said before, we’re dry-land farmers which means we don’t have...

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New Layout

We havn’t quite finished harvest yet, but a week of cold weather has given me a chance to give nerdfarmer.com/ it’s first serious makeover since launching about 4 years ago. What do you think?

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My humble tribute

While in Johannesburg last year, I was lucky enough to tour Soweto, including a visit to Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived between 1946-1962. It’s a modest brick house, much smaller than my own. Our world is poorer without him....