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Daiwa Short Bite SP 603LFS 6 foot Travel Rod

Daiwa Short Bite SP 603LFS 6 foot Travel Rod

With the camping season now upon us, and a trip to New Zealand in the offing as well, I have dusted off my nifty little Daiwa travel rod, my review of which follows. I long felt that hunting and fishing didn’t really mix.  However, I’ve recently changed my mind about...

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Pig Plans

Last night I got a phone call from a friend that required me to alter my plans.  He referred me to a local grazier who is experiencing a sudden pig problem, and big pigs too it was said. I had been planning on a return visit to the dead cow today, where I had seen...

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Hunting and Fishing

The last week I have numerous calls from farmers with wild dog problems.  It seems there is a widespread calf killing spree going on.  The dogs are elusive and most active at night.  We have been busy visiting places, looking for sign and setting up game cameras. We...

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Bird Hide

It has been a busy week.  Our Dutch friend and photographer Jan is staying with us.  In anticipation of his visit I constructed a bird hide from left over lumber and lengths of bamboo trimmed from the garden. Jan helped me complete the structure and drape it with...

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Rib Tickler

I have been tardy on my blogs this past week.  There has been a lot going on and I just did not find time to sit down and comment. Kathy and I finished some big jobs in the garden, first phase anyway, but good progress.  We also had the builder back to discuss a few...

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Keeping Busy

It has been one of those weeks that you can pack an extraordinary amount of activities into.  This morning I woke up at first light and, noting that it was another gorgeous day in the offing, I went and put the kayak in the lake. I spent a couple of hours poking about...

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Catching Up

Yesterday Mike and I visited the SSAA rifle range at Ravenshoe.  We needed to check the sighting of his normally reliable Sako 308 Win.  It had taken a heavy fall onto its scope during the transit of a rough bit of country. When Mike later shot over the top of three...

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Busy Week

The last ten days have been hectic.  We have hosted a series of visitors.  It has been great catching up with old friends and family.  The weather cooperated too, delivering some wonderful cool, sunny days.  Kathy prepared some delightful tapas style lunches and I did...

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Summer Days

A run of fabulous early summer weather has seen me looking for excuses to be outside.  Kathy had joined me in a big gardening effort.  We have been expanding out vegetable gardens and also doing more work on our landscaping features. It has been some time since we...

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The Lake Called

After an early start for our morning walk and gardening, Kathy and I were sipping a second cup of coffee and discussing our jobs for the day.  It was sunny with scattered cloud and dead calm.  The lake had a mirror surface, reflecting the many birds flying about. We...

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In the Garden

With summer officially here as of this morning (actually it snuck in quietly last week) Kathy and I have this morning reverted to our summer routine.  That is, no more sleeping in until 07:30, well after sunrise. This morning, after a warm night, it was no chore to...

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H&N Sniper Pellets

Today I investigated the Sniper Light and Sniper Magnum 22 calibre pellets that H&N sent me for testing.  I took one hundred of each and weighed each pellet to get a feel for the weight variation. The Sniper Magnums had a tight band of variation while the Sniper...

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