Give it up for the Swiss Army Wife

WHEN I agreed to marry Mr Bean his friend gave me a poem. Not typical behaviour for farmers who aren't known for being all warm and fuzzy, much less for reading and writing poetry. But rather than be an airy-fairy ode to love, this poem was a warning ... of what I had agreed to enter into. Can't find the poem now, but the general gist was farmer's wives must be ready … [Read more...]

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Baby Bean at Dreamworld

STRANGE things do happen. I - a snake-phobic girly girl - has bred a no-fear snake lover. Made this discovery during a recent visit to Dreamworld. Took Baby Bean for a mum and son day. Apart from being exhausting it was also quite revealing. Baby Bean was offered the chance to have his photo taken with one of Dreamworld's resident snakes. Mummy bowed out of this pic and … [Read more...]

The End is Nigh

Carrot Cartoon

YOU know the end of the local carrot and onion season is near when farmer's wives change their Facebook status. 'Counting down the days til end of carrots,' one fellow FW wrote on FB today. About five days remain of a carrots season to be forgotten and just a few weeks until the onions are all sold out. It's been a fairly poor showing all round this season. A glut of … [Read more...]