High in the sky.

133008_4035I was lucky enough to get to go up in the station plane with Harry our pilot. We flew for 1 1/2 hours over the property check waters as dams are drying up and feed is diminishing.

This amazing rugged landscape is truely amazing,and the eternal expansive view goes on and on……

Plane brings goodies.

130308_3555Station plane:

The plane had to come over and take the boss for a fly to check if dams were drying up further and cattle might need to be moved.


Harry the pilot bought over out fruit and veg supplies for the next fortnight. YEHA


The plane is used for mustering the cattle. I am hoping I can go up sometime soon when they are mustering,they dont like others going up as it is dangerous and people get sick as the fly low and buzz the cattle to move them along.


PS: MY OVEN IS FIXED I will be cooking up a storm now.


Visitor for breakfast.

133107_3439My day begins at 5am (4am in summer time) to have a cooked breakfast ready by 6am, my normal breaky consists of steak,bacon,bubble and squeak patties,cooked tomatoe,mushrooms and toast, I try to vary things so it doesnt become boring.

This morning I had 2 extras, the grader driver was going to Quilpie to pick up supplies required for running the station. It is very common for people to turn up without notice,so it  pays to cook more than is required at all meals.
While they were eating I decided to go and capture this image of the station truck “Cooper King”, unfortunately my tripod was in the back of the car,  I was wanting to pick up the stars in the background a little better.
My normal days cooking is: breakfast,morning smoko, lunch and dinner. I cook for 6 normally but if the other station comes over it can be up to 25. At the moment my oven is out of action, so I am baking cakes etc in the electric frypan, things take a while to get fixed out here so it pays to be adaptable and think outside the square.

Dingo’s dinner

20130622_0302I went to pick up our fruit and veg supplies and came across the dead kangaroo and the wild dog, this dingo obviously is crossed with a dog. I got out of the car and got quite close and it didnt run away,just off the side of the road where 2 wedgetail eagles waiting for there piece of the dinner.