Sunday Snapshot

Hi Everyone!  A very, very quick Sunday Snapshot this week as I am very, very tired after a big weekend.  That and our internet is not working very well due to the fact that Telstra has oversubscribed the network in our area – grrrrr!  Such a battle we have with Telstra up here just to get half decent internet half of the time!!

Anyway – don’t get me started – it’s been a frustrating week and not much has gone right!  However we have had a great weekend filled which was kicked off with a very wet and muddy night out at the John Butler Trio Concert in Kuranda on Friday night.

This photo is what we packed to take with us to the concert ……………………….photo 1

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International Women’s Day 2015

Happy belated International Women’s Day for yesterday everyone!  I think I say it to everyone – or do I just say it to the female population?  I don’t really know!

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 and all around the world.

“International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.” (per the IWD website)

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for International Women’s Day.

I wasn’t going to write a post about International Women’s Day because I wasn’t really sure what I could say.

I tried to think about who I thought were women that inspired me – I found this really tricky!  Not because there aren’t stacks and stacks of amazing women out in the world doing great things, but just because I couldn’t focus on someone I could really relate to, who I really felt I could ‘connect with’.  In the end I settled on the following women as ladies I aspire to be like and whose achievements are worth celebrating (warning – they are a little bit random); Continue reading

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Sunday Snapshot – Music

IMG_7511I know, it’s a pretty ordinary photo to be the ‘Sunday Snapshot’ this week, but it was a great little family moment today that is worth preserving on the blog.

Jack has just started learning the Trombone as his first year in the school instrumental music program.  Matt decided that it would be a good way to encourage Jack to practice if he pulled out his trumpet and practiced with him.  Matt has not played his trumpet since our much younger days, when he would often come home late/early morning from a night out and decide that 3am was a great time to blast out a song! Continue reading

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Cyclone Marcia

The news has moved on to other things, but most people would have heard plenty about the damage caused by Cyclone Marcia last month, so for my Friday Farming post today I just wanted to share a little bit of the story of one farmer’s experience with the super storm.  For those that are in the areas around Rockhampton, the clean up from the cyclone is still happening, now 3 weeks later. Continue reading

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O’briens Creek

DSC_0715Throwback Thursday today, so time to catch up on another post that I didn’t share from last year.  Remember when we did our trip out to Lawn Hill at the end of June in 2014?  Well, we finished that trip off with a weekend camping with all the family and doing some gem fossicking at O’briens Creek, just out of Mt Surprise. Continue reading

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Sunday Snapshot – Blue Sky Beau

IMG_7430The first of March already?  How on earth did that happen – is the year flying for everybody else too?  We’ve had a busy week, so just a quick Sunday Snapshot tonight as we’ve chuffed the kids off to bed early and Matt and I are going to see if we can stay awake to watch a movie.

This is just a photo I took of Blue Sky Beau today.  March is his birthday month – he will be 1 year old in a few days!  So he gets the honour of kicking off Sunday Snapshot for this month.  He is obsessed with the clothes line, sits under it until I come out to hang the washing on it, or heads down to the backpackers clothes line and waits for them to spin it for him! Continue reading

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George the Farmer

Phew!  It’s been a busy week in the Fealy Family house as I spent two full days out listening to Joel Salatin talk at a couple of different events around Cairns & Mareeba.  A big thank you to both Grammy & Grandma for looking after Kipp for us with a day each of babysitting duty – we are very lucky!!  I’m feeling a bit knackered and my head is still spinning with all the information I’ve had to take in and thinking I’ve done over the last few days, so my wrap of of Joel Salatin’s visit will have to wait until next week’s Farming Friday.

Instead, today I thought I’d share the short little interview Matt did for ‘George the Farmer’ this week which was featured on his Facebook page. Continue reading

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Babinda Boulders


The other spot we visited a few times while staying at Bramston Beach was the Babinda Boulders.  The kids loved it here and the water was lovely and refreshing and not quite as ‘fresh’ as the beautiful Josephine Falls. Continue reading

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Sunday Snapshot – In The Picture


Tonight’s Sunday Snapshot is a photo of Kipp and I, up in the avocado orchard with Matt late this afternoon.  It was my favourite part of the day today, riding through the rows with Matt, checking out the fruit on the trees and trying to decide if we have enough avocados ready for us to head in and do a spot pick of any fruit big enough to be packed.  It was peaceful, not too hot and just lovely – Blue Sky Beau the dog racing the bike up the rows, chasing the kangaroos and the sun just starting to set – the best time of day in the orchard. Continue reading

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The Worlds Greatest Farmer – Joel Salatin

Welcome to Farming Friday on the Fealy Family blog!  I’m going to kick off the first of our farming posts this year by sharing some information about a tour happening next week, which I am a little bit excited about!

As most of you know, we are currently in our second year of our “Farm Apprenticeship” here at Blue Sky Produce.  We have learnt a lot in twelve months, probably the most of which is that there is still a lot we don’t know!  The nature of farming is very hands on, with little time to get away from ‘the tools’ but we are very conscious of the fact, that to be the best farmers we can be, we need to be open-minded and take up as many opportunities as we can to learn as much as we can about farming and the issues facing the wider agricultural industry.  So, when we saw the advertisement for the Joel Salatin Tour organised by local community based, family business RegenAg, we knew we had to make an effort to try to get along to some of the events being offered. Continue reading

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