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Harvest 2015

My brother has just uploaded our first ever harvest video. It’s pretty awesome even if I am biased.  Make sure to watch for the surprise ending. We’re looking forward to making another one at the end of this year with...

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Washington Whirlwind

I’m writing these blogs mainly for my own record and benefit, but many have been sharing them and commenting on Facebook. So thank you, I’m glad you find this trip interesting. To find out more about what the Nuffield Scholarship...

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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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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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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....

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A Wonderful Thing

A beautiful thing happened here yesterday. It rained. Roughly 16mm of that life giving, morale boosting, profit enabling wet stuff. Now being dry-land farmers (no irrigation) we rely on rain for our income and aside from the short 6-8 week...

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Hole Inspection

My dad got me to dig a hole today. I assume he went home and told mum about it in a scene reminiscent of that in the movie ‘The Castle’. ‘Guess what Jonathan did today love?’ ‘What’s that dear?’ ‘He...

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Logging onto Farm Success

At risk of being accused of selling out to traditional media, I was featured in the ‘In Focus’ section of The Weekly Times newspaper a week or so ago. The article appeared in the May 8th edition and writer Peter...