Bare Hands in Paradise

Bare Hands in Paradise

I am fortunate to live in a scenic part of tropical far north Queensland.  I am a keen birdwatcher and photographer.  Just from our property, I have identified nearly 200 species of birds and am confident that, in time, that count will exceed 200.  David Attenborough...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...