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About Digger

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  • Birthday 04/05/1946

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    S.E. Australia
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    Guitar, Fishing, Photography

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  1. My good friend Butch has today clocked up another year. I hope you have a lovely day mate and get to enjoy many more. Happy Birthday old mate!
  2. My retirement came suddenly and unexpectedly some 22 years ago. It was through health and I wish I’d known it was coming so I could prepare. In retrospect I’d strongly encourage anyone who is considering retirement to ensure they have enough interests to keep them busy. Boredom can be a killer!
  3. I’m glad to see you back my good friend! Take it slow and only post when you feel OK to do so, don’t let it drive you. Even though we talk every day it’s still good to see you join in here on these pages.
  4. Digging out Jasmine roots (in small frequent doses) using a mattock. I carted a heavy trailer load of Jasmine foliage and lifted it up onto a burn pile, then went back with a tractor bucket and pushed it into the centre. My intention is to fill the centre of a circle of tree stumps with burnable things and light ‘er up! I hope to gradually burn a pile of tree stumps some bigger than my tractor. I'ts going to take a few goes I think. The I moved a heap of machinery out of the way and mowed in front of the house. I’m getting really toey to have my farm shed built. 2 weeks more weeks they
  5. Crikey mate I’m so sorry to hear about your family troubles! I sincerely hope they all get over this thing soon. Sorry also about your mom, that’s a hard loss, really tough for families now with the lockdown. You won’t ever forget her of course and I hope you can concentrate on the good memories from her life. My thoughts are with you and anyone else caught up in this tidal wave of misery.
  6. Not sure if we came from off-world stock or not but it’s a possibility. I do know that we are a virus more damaging to our environment than most!
  7. We’ve had the “You don’t need a mask" story too but then there weren’t any to buy which might have slanted that advice somewhat? What was available was needed by health workers and quite right they got what was available first. There’s a lesson in what needs to be stockpiled for when things like this inevitably happen again. OYOH being on an island and more easily being able to control movements seems to be showing results as Victoria only recored one new case of Coronavirus yesterday. There were many complaints about going in too hard but it seems to be working and the greater good
  8. You might be able to get a selective herbicide that will take that and leave the rest? Is that whats sometimes known as onion grass?
  9. I found that film a bit confronting to be honest. Yesterday I poisoned a heap of weeds! It’s a start but much, much more to do! After the fires there are millions of plants that are emerging that we don’t want. I probably need to live to 1000 y.o. to get ahead of all the work here!
  10. Digger

    Why?

    Do I fear death? No not particularly. Do I fear the pain often associated with death...yes! My real fear of dying is what it will do to the woman I love and who loves me. I fear it will destroy her life too. Then my children and grandkids, how it will hurt them. I know how devastating it will be to lose a close friend and don’t want to bring that upon people I love! Loving another is a big risk and the deeper the love the greater the loss. Would I change a thing....certainly not!
  11. Yesterday I finally moved all my tools up to the container that was donated to me. That allowed me to empty my stuff out of Gaels studio that I’ve been using since the fire. I have numerous fuel containers still to take up there later today but hopefully my things will be safe there until I can replace the shed lost in the fires. I still need a bench to work on but we are not allowed to move. around except for essentials. Is a bench an essential...to me it is! Grin~
  12. The usual things are also missing here despite restrictions on what you can buy, but bum paper is almost impossible to get, tissues are hard though not impossible and things like pasta, rice etc are scarce. I prefer wholemeal and have got a few of those along the way. Ground beef is often sold out too. Word is that supermarkets will restrict the number allowed in the store and you won’t get in until someone comes out. I see that causing big problems and hope I’m wrong. My back won’t allow me to queue! We have “gangs” of people grabbing anything they can get, going in and out a number o
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