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  1. Mark
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    Post your wild animal encounters

    It's a tailed emperor caterpillar...quite a pretty butterfly with (surprise surprise) blue tails. The caterpillar is cooler I reckon!
    It's a tailed emperor caterpillar...quite a pretty butterfly with (surprise surprise) blue tails. The caterpillar is cooler I reckon!
    It's a tailed emperor caterpillar...quite a pretty butterfly with (surprise surprise) blue tails. The caterpillar is cooler I reckon!
    It's a tailed emperor caterpillar...quite a pretty butterfly with (surprise surprise) blue tails. The caterpillar is cooler I reckon!

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  2. Mark

    1000 Messages Posted!

    I'm flat out... :( :)
    I'm flat out... :( :)
    I'm flat out... :( :)
    I'm flat out... :( :)

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  3. stevo

    Ebay Deals

    Speaking of cameras, I'm hoping for a GoPro for Xmas from the misses... she has dropped a few hints (she's horrible at keeping secrets) :p I've been wanting one for a long time and I often browse...
    Speaking of cameras, I'm hoping for a GoPro for Xmas from the misses... she has dropped a few hints (she's horrible at keeping secrets) :p I've been wanting one for a long time and I often browse eBay AU for a bargain on a GoPro but hopefully come end December I won't require one anymore ;)
    Speaking of cameras, I'm hoping for a GoPro for Xmas from the misses... she has dropped a few hints (she's horrible at keeping secrets) :p I've been wanting one for a long time and I often browse eBay AU for a bargain on a GoPro but hopefully come...
    Speaking of cameras, I'm hoping for a GoPro for Xmas from the misses... she has dropped a few hints (she's horrible at keeping secrets) :p I've been wanting one for a long time and I often browse...

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  4. Mark

    What creature would you rather get bitten by? (Game)

    Oh sorry Mark, brain was in neutral being last email of the night before hitting the sack! :sleep: White Tail Spider or Red Back?
    Oh sorry Mark, brain was in neutral being last email of the night before hitting the sack! :sleep: White Tail Spider or Red Back?
    Oh sorry Mark, brain was in neutral being last email of the night before hitting the sack! :sleep: White Tail Spider or Red Back?
    Oh sorry Mark, brain was in neutral being last email of the night before hitting the sack! :sleep: White Tail Spider or Red Back?

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  5. stevo

    ongrid water bills?

    Cynic or not, I completely agree with you... I live mostly with a frugal pocket in mind. Mostly watch what I use. Mostly just use what I need. So why a $900 bill this quarter? Can only...
    Cynic or not, I completely agree with you... I live mostly with a frugal pocket in mind. Mostly watch what I use. Mostly just use what I need. So why a $900 bill this quarter? Can only imagine what it would have been like if I used it as often as I wanted. I am furious. It's just me and...
    Cynic or not, I completely agree with you... I live mostly with a frugal pocket in mind. Mostly watch what I use. Mostly just use what I need. So why a $900 bill this quarter? Can only imagine what it would have been like if I used it as...
    Cynic or not, I completely agree with you... I live mostly with a frugal pocket in mind. Mostly watch what I use. Mostly just use what I need. So why a $900 bill this quarter? Can only...
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  6. ClissAT

    Chicken Evolution

    I think that might be more down to selective breeding than steroids, Ash. My white hen laid 90gram eggs & I can assure you I didn't feed her steroids! She/he (named Julian because she acted very...
    I think that might be more down to selective breeding than steroids, Ash. My white hen laid 90gram eggs & I can assure you I didn't feed her steroids! She/he (named Julian because she acted very secretive & skittish like him) was a Bond meat bird egg producer that should not have been let out of...
    I think that might be more down to selective breeding than steroids, Ash. My white hen laid 90gram eggs & I can assure you I didn't feed her steroids! She/he (named Julian because she acted very secretive & skittish like him) was a Bond meat bird...
    I think that might be more down to selective breeding than steroids, Ash. My white hen laid 90gram eggs & I can assure you I didn't feed her steroids! She/he (named Julian because she acted very...

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  7. stevo

    Rain... Fallen trees, storms, etc

    Yeah, Ash - a chainsaw, mulcher, and two biceps... which probably = hernia :D
    Yeah, Ash - a chainsaw, mulcher, and two biceps... which probably = hernia :D
    Yeah, Ash - a chainsaw, mulcher, and two biceps... which probably = hernia :D
    Yeah, Ash - a chainsaw, mulcher, and two biceps... which probably = hernia :D

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  8. Berkeloid

    Thanks Mark for all the videos

    I could probably set the poultry pen to cater for several weeks away but I think two weeks is the limit without someone checking up and collecting the eggs at least. Ducks are clumsy yes lol...
    I could probably set the poultry pen to cater for several weeks away but I think two weeks is the limit without someone checking up and collecting the eggs at least. Ducks are clumsy yes lol...
    I could probably set the poultry pen to cater for several weeks away but I think two weeks is the limit without someone checking up and collecting the eggs at least. Ducks are clumsy yes lol...
    I could probably set the poultry pen to cater for several weeks away but I think two weeks is the limit without someone checking up and collecting the eggs at least. Ducks are clumsy yes lol...
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  9. Director

    The state of the world.

    Julie Bishop could be a Ferengi, I reckon..just had facelift.:ROFL:
    Julie Bishop could be a Ferengi, I reckon..just had facelift.:ROFL:
    Julie Bishop could be a Ferengi, I reckon..just had facelift.:ROFL:
    Julie Bishop could be a Ferengi, I reckon..just had facelift.:ROFL:
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  10. Tim C

    It pays to keep your eyes open

    They would have to lock up half the Grannies in Morgan mate....If government stupidity ever reaches that extreme, the God help us all ! Mind you, it's getting pretty close. Apparently we need them...
    They would have to lock up half the Grannies in Morgan mate....If government stupidity ever reaches that extreme, the God help us all ! Mind you, it's getting pretty close. Apparently we need them guvment types to think for us, as we' re unable to make informed decisions on our own, due to their...
    They would have to lock up half the Grannies in Morgan mate....If government stupidity ever reaches that extreme, the God help us all ! Mind you, it's getting pretty close. Apparently we need them guvment types to think for us, as we' re unable...
    They would have to lock up half the Grannies in Morgan mate....If government stupidity ever reaches that extreme, the God help us all ! Mind you, it's getting pretty close. Apparently we need them...

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  11. stevo

    Solar Panel Feud - News story

    Hey Mark. Have a look at my new homebrew thread in recipes mate:cheers:
    Hey Mark. Have a look at my new homebrew thread in recipes mate:cheers:
    Hey Mark. Have a look at my new homebrew thread in recipes mate:cheers:
    Hey Mark. Have a look at my new homebrew thread in recipes mate:cheers:
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  12. stevo

    Wyrmwood - Aus Zombie movie

    I was telling some friends about it, zombies, engines that run on zombie breath etc, i just got some blank stares in return, obviously they're not in to that kind of movie.
    I was telling some friends about it, zombies, engines that run on zombie breath etc, i just got some blank stares in return, obviously they're not in to that kind of movie.
    I was telling some friends about it, zombies, engines that run on zombie breath etc, i just got some blank stares in return, obviously they're not in to that kind of movie.
    I was telling some friends about it, zombies, engines that run on zombie breath etc, i just got some blank stares in return, obviously they're not in to that kind of movie.
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  13. ClissAT

    River Cottage Australia

    A friend of mine sent me the Foxtel link to apply online so I did - you had to demonstrate an ability to A - be ok at backyard farming and B - do ok in front of the camera. Obviously, I failed......
    A friend of mine sent me the Foxtel link to apply online so I did - you had to demonstrate an ability to A - be ok at backyard farming and B - do ok in front of the camera. Obviously, I failed... lol... Probably a blessing in disguise really as I'm pretty happy being a YouTube creator, to be...
    A friend of mine sent me the Foxtel link to apply online so I did - you had to demonstrate an ability to A - be ok at backyard farming and B - do ok in front of the camera. Obviously, I failed... lol... Probably a blessing in disguise really as...
    A friend of mine sent me the Foxtel link to apply online so I did - you had to demonstrate an ability to A - be ok at backyard farming and B - do ok in front of the camera. Obviously, I failed......
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  14. Ash

    Moving from acreage back to the suburb

    I've just been out pulling MORE caterpillars off the corn and canteloupes, and lamenting how on earth commercial growers get any crop at all without chemicals!! Mon-Fri I just can't spend much...
    I've just been out pulling MORE caterpillars off the corn and canteloupes, and lamenting how on earth commercial growers get any crop at all without chemicals!! Mon-Fri I just can't spend much time in the garden, so it's not uncommon that by the weekend, (and I work alternate Saturday mornings)...
    I've just been out pulling MORE caterpillars off the corn and canteloupes, and lamenting how on earth commercial growers get any crop at all without chemicals!! Mon-Fri I just can't spend much time in the garden, so it's not uncommon that by the...
    I've just been out pulling MORE caterpillars off the corn and canteloupes, and lamenting how on earth commercial growers get any crop at all without chemicals!! Mon-Fri I just can't spend much...

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  15. ClissAT

    Storms! how is everyone fairing?

    Glad ya liked it Ash! :)
    Glad ya liked it Ash! :)
    Glad ya liked it Ash! :)
    Glad ya liked it Ash! :)
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  16. Tim C

    Summer, already?

    I agree with all the above. There's nothing wrong with growing any fruit tree in pots particularly if you intend to eventually plant them out just make sure the pot is appropriate to the tree...
    I agree with all the above. There's nothing wrong with growing any fruit tree in pots particularly if you intend to eventually plant them out just make sure the pot is appropriate to the tree size as it grows ie pot up when required. In the end, you'll simply have a larger and more mature tree...
    I agree with all the above. There's nothing wrong with growing any fruit tree in pots particularly if you intend to eventually plant them out just make sure the pot is appropriate to the tree size as it grows ie pot up when required. In the end,...
    I agree with all the above. There's nothing wrong with growing any fruit tree in pots particularly if you intend to eventually plant them out just make sure the pot is appropriate to the tree...
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  17. Mataeka
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    Been quiet because so much going on!

    hah sounds like a normal day in the life of a farmer :cheers: It's been a funny year so far, i think we've had rain so often, maybe not a lot of mm, but it seems it rains a few times a week. Things are...
    hah sounds like a normal day in the life of a farmer :cheers: It's been a funny year so far, i think we've had rain so often, maybe not a lot of mm, but it seems it rains a few times a week. Things are starting to dry out now though. I know what back pain is like, injured mine again last month. It...
    hah sounds like a normal day in the life of a farmer :cheers: It's been a funny year so far, i think we've had rain so often, maybe not a lot of mm, but it seems it rains a few times a week. Things are starting to dry out now though. I know what back...
    hah sounds like a normal day in the life of a farmer :cheers: It's been a funny year so far, i think we've had rain so often, maybe not a lot of mm, but it seems it rains a few times a week. Things are...
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  18. ClissAT
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    Sometimes wishes do come true!

    Thanks for the very informative link to the 'pure water' site, Andrew. I'm still chasing the actual percentages, ratios & pH levels required. My dam is not spring fed. This is the reason for the...
    Thanks for the very informative link to the 'pure water' site, Andrew. I'm still chasing the actual percentages, ratios & pH levels required. My dam is not spring fed. This is the reason for the problems. This was the original property in this very old rural road & the owners subdivided it &...
    Thanks for the very informative link to the 'pure water' site, Andrew. I'm still chasing the actual percentages, ratios & pH levels required. My dam is not spring fed. This is the reason for the problems. This was the original property in this...
    Thanks for the very informative link to the 'pure water' site, Andrew. I'm still chasing the actual percentages, ratios & pH levels required. My dam is not spring fed. This is the reason for the...
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  19. stevo

    Dee & Ian: Journey to Food Self-Sufficiency

    I love the story too. It's great seeing people actually fulfil their goals. Very inspirational. :)
    I love the story too. It's great seeing people actually fulfil their goals. Very inspirational. :)
    I love the story too. It's great seeing people actually fulfil their goals. Very inspirational. :)
    I love the story too. It's great seeing people actually fulfil their goals. Very inspirational. :)
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  20. Johnm64

    Its nice to get help without asking.

    Yeah Mark she loves to help , especially if it involves getting those rocks. you have to watch her because she does tend to get in the way. not the first time she's been clonked on the scone with...
    Yeah Mark she loves to help , especially if it involves getting those rocks. you have to watch her because she does tend to get in the way. not the first time she's been clonked on the scone with a rake or shovel. regards john
    Yeah Mark she loves to help , especially if it involves getting those rocks. you have to watch her because she does tend to get in the way. not the first time she's been clonked on the scone with a rake or shovel. regards john
    Yeah Mark she loves to help , especially if it involves getting those rocks. you have to watch her because she does tend to get in the way. not the first time she's been clonked on the scone with...

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  21. Berkeloid

    [SOLVED - Yes] Found this fruit. Is it edible?

    Nope, as we said above, it's the fruit from a Leichhardt Tree :)
    Nope, as we said above, it's the fruit from a Leichhardt Tree :)
    Nope, as we said above, it's the fruit from a Leichhardt Tree :)
    Nope, as we said above, it's the fruit from a Leichhardt Tree :)

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  22. Perry

    Question Turmeric

    I might add that wheat can also play a part in inflammation, especially as we age and a wheat intolerace seeps in. Eliminating it for a week or more and other gluten products, is worth testing....
    I might add that wheat can also play a part in inflammation, especially as we age and a wheat intolerace seeps in. Eliminating it for a week or more and other gluten products, is worth testing. There is a book Wheatbelly, that is worth a read. Being overweight also doesn't help our poor knees.
    I might add that wheat can also play a part in inflammation, especially as we age and a wheat intolerace seeps in. Eliminating it for a week or more and other gluten products, is worth testing. There is a book Wheatbelly, that is worth a read....
    I might add that wheat can also play a part in inflammation, especially as we age and a wheat intolerace seeps in. Eliminating it for a week or more and other gluten products, is worth testing....
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  23. Mark

    Cricket Talk - Ashes/One Day/20-20 whatever

    Such a controlled dominating performance by the Aussies. :thumbsup:
    Such a controlled dominating performance by the Aussies. :thumbsup:
    Such a controlled dominating performance by the Aussies. :thumbsup:
    Such a controlled dominating performance by the Aussies. :thumbsup:

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  24. ClissAT

    So I got the NBN installed

    Hi Mark we got the same deal with the free install of satellite dish and also found it totally unreliable. Never thought to turn it into something useful like a birth bath, it just stayed on our...
    Hi Mark we got the same deal with the free install of satellite dish and also found it totally unreliable. Never thought to turn it into something useful like a birth bath, it just stayed on our roof and even the birds didn't think much of it and rarely used it as a perch. Hi Ash that is our...
    Hi Mark we got the same deal with the free install of satellite dish and also found it totally unreliable. Never thought to turn it into something useful like a birth bath, it just stayed on our roof and even the birds didn't think much of it and...
    Hi Mark we got the same deal with the free install of satellite dish and also found it totally unreliable. Never thought to turn it into something useful like a birth bath, it just stayed on our...
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  25. Mark

    Been crazy busy in garden and online...

    That reminds me... I need to do a big backup to my external just in case!
    That reminds me... I need to do a big backup to my external just in case!
    That reminds me... I need to do a big backup to my external just in case!
    That reminds me... I need to do a big backup to my external just in case!
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