LANDCARE NSW EDH – DAY 9: ERNIE & BERT….& FRIEDA?

We lived right next to Ernie….and Frieda.

We left Leeton in 1989, but I can’t leave without telling you about my neighbours. When we were young, the family on one side consisted of grandparents, mum and dad and teenage son. The grandmother had shoulder length, steel grey hair with big curls. She always seemed cranky to a little person, but never really worried me much. The grandfather I didn’t see much of, but just remember him as a nice man. Continue reading

LANDCARE NSW EDH – DAY 6 BLOG….SKIRTS AND GUMBOOTS

If you missed the milking, you got breakfast ready with Nan and then fed the chooks. Now when I say chooks….I mean about four pens of chooks. These chooks were a special blend of breeding that had been achieved over a generation of strategic management and usually involved some roosters with a strong game line for just an extra challenge for an unsuspecting young person who was helping collect the eggs. Continue reading