Saturday, 27 June 2009

Emus Back to the Bush

I have been putting off writing this post until I was sure the Emus were successfully returned to the outback.

About 3 weeks ago we returned our 3 Emus that were 10 months old back into the bush.

raising them as babies and watching them go was hard, but it was always our plan to raise them to the point where they can take care of themselves, it came quicker than I had expected.

we opened the back gate which backs on to the outback and that was it.

They took a while to take their first steps out of the yard. Once out they were happy exploring.

Towns people have reported there on goings over the past few weeks. So we know they are healthy & doing well, they are still close though, but we have had a fair bit of rain lately which is unusual so they are not short of water, which was our main concern.

We knew they would be ok with the Dingos as they were giving the dogs a bit of curry the weeks up to their release.

I do miss them, but glad we spent time with them and gave these guys a chance at life.

I consider myself fortunate that they shared my backyard.

60 days of Twitter Traffic Machine

Well I am pleased with the results over the last month.

The auto feeds are providing great content from others blogs and such.

The articles are that good, I go to Twitter and read from my own feeds and notice others are enjoying the content too.

I have 1,181 followers and I am following 1642, I still haven't got the hang of following others messages. I find it easy to retweet though.

The content from those I follow is great to, the market angle has slowed down compared to 2 months ago and people tend to be more inspired by each other and want to support each others tweets.

So I am hanging in their and tweet approx once a week, I may miss a few twitters, but hey I can't live on socail sites all the time, i'd achieve very little with my life if I did that : )

relates to Twitter Traffic Machine part 2

Monday, 22 June 2009

Seafood in the Outback

Yes thats right, Seafood in the outback.

The guys from Geraldton 530kms west, drive out once a month to make us seafood lovers happy.

I have just noticed they have a website, where you can order on line to be delivered on the next round.

They also have a large amount of recipies on the site including sause recipies.

The website is state wide, so no matter where you live they will deliver. The specials are handy too.

An example for July is Fishermans baskets for 4, organge roughy & Apple pie, serves 12 to 14 ppl.

They normally park up on the main street in Meekatharra and visit most businesses in town. if you phone, they will fax you a price list.

So for all you outback workers, miners, station owners that are new to our area. You'll be pleased to visit this site.

Enjoy !!!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Emu adventures

Well these Emu pets of ours keep me on my toes, now they want to play ball with our dogs.

They all run after the toys when we toss them around the yard, our pets act like kids at xmas time.

We have enlarged the watering hole with an island of plants in the middle, the 3 Emus nudge each other for the deepest patch, so we'll have to level it to the depth they enjoy.

I planted many seeds and plants around the swales we made, not sure how many will survive the pets curiosity. They just have to peck at every plant & shrub.

When I hang out the washing the Emus & dogs hover around me like it is a new adventure.

You wouldn't think the clothes line would be so interesting, the task takes time now due to increased playtime with the animals. : )

The Emus have a taste for the dog food these days, so the pellets are now feeding the wild birds, still there is a beautiful energy in my backyard and it just keeps getting better.

Wish I could take them all for a walk.

My neighbour is the local that takes in the injured & sick wildlife or anything that's not human actually. I see her in the morning take her 4 dogs & goats for a walk, it is a real sight to see.

At least I'm not the only crazed animal lover.

My family of pets are now lazying around in the sun, content and motionless gives me time to post.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Twitter Traffic Machine part 2

It has been 1 week since I have implemented Twitter Traffic Machine . I had approx 100 followers, now 7 days later I have 458, without trying to hard.

I have updated a few things, the direct message I use when someone follows me and my feeds.

The content feeds that were going on Twitter were not what I wanted, they had peoples affiliate links and articles that were not relevant to my interests, so I changed those and I'll be testing over the coming week.

I have set the feeds for every 12 hrs, as I want to have a more subtle presence.

The programmes around this product are great research tools and I am expecting a change in the type of followers now that I have narrowed down my interests in the systems.

I am manually tweeting when I feel like it, especially while I am experimenting with it.

I stopped using the affiliate link that came with the step by step instructions. I am more interested in learning how the different programmes work with each other and seeing what I want to incorporate in my on line business.

Very pleasing results so far.

relates to post Twitter Traffic Machine Bill Crosby
Enjoy being inspired

Friday, 1 May 2009

How to be a Psychic

As a professional Reader I am often asked how can someone become psychic.

First off I believe everyone is naturally psychic.
Most use the ability in their jobs or hobbie, it’s that normal & natural that the average person is unaware that they are tapping in.
So I always provide exercises for them to do so that the individual can prove to themselves that they are capable.

Here are a couple to get you started.

1 – Grab 6 to 7 photos and place them individually into envelopes & seal. Next number them and mix them up, so you don’t know which photo you are tuning into.
Now grab your first envelope and shut your eyes for focus and write on the envelop everything you think, see or taste. It can be easier if you ask questions.
What sex is the person?
How many people in the photo?
What’s the weather like in the photo?
Where in the world is this photo taken?
What is the health of these people?
Is this person working?
What activity is this person doing?? Etc, etc, etc
After you have processed all your photos, open them and read what applies, as some will be future, you may need to wait a while for your proof. You will surprise yourself at how accurate you are.

2- See your own Aura: stand in front of a mirror, focus on the tip of your left shoulder for no more than 5 minutes. If you have never tried this before, you may see the outline which is white and after that you will get use to seeing all the other colours.........or as some of my students have found, see a spirit.

I trust this is helpful & your enjoy exploring your natural abilities.
Please leave your comment I would be interested in your results
Enjoy being inspired

What would you ask before coming to the Outback?

Today I'd like to do something different, what would be the main questions you would ask before coming to the outback.

I remember before we came here some 10 years ago we searched the net and found very little.
What we did find was outdated and to be honest not many in town had a computer let alone venture using it online.

So how can I help you with your questions of outback life in Australia.

I live in a very remote part and use to organise housing for new comers, I found that most had no idea of the lifestyle they were entering.

So please feel free to comment on what you would like to know.

Dream2Extreme MissguidedKat

Have you ever read something thats touches your soul?

I came across MGK through a forum I belong to. She is a wonderful writer who just vibrates through her words.

She calls herself Miss Guided Kat, but there is nothing miss guided about her, take a look at an example of her writing Words written in stone . see what I mean her words leave you wanting more, even on the forum when she comments you feel drawn to read every line. I haven't come across many writers like that.

Kat lives in Las Vagas in the United States and here is a snip it from her about page.
At the very essence of who I am, words fall short to describe. However, if we are talking personality traits here....I can only say, you never know who you are going to meet in me at any given moment.

MGK is a natural born storyteller actually I could call her a fable writer. when I read these blog entries I tend to flow from one perception to another when I went to creative writing classes years ago. It was instilled to us that a good writer can write with layers so that any reader can relate on various levels. Well Kat does that well.

Here is another example Weeds can Show Way if you would like to know more about MGT take a peek at her blog Dream2Extreme and enjoy!!!!

Twitter Traffic Machine Bill Crosby

I was introduced to Bill Crosby the creator of Twitter Traffic Machine the other day.
I now understand so many different programs through this one introduction.

His easy explainations about Bitly, Twollo, Twellow, Twitterlater, Twitterkarma & Twitter was so helpful to my Internet education.

If you really want to find out about other people with your interests I suggest you look it up.
Since meeting, sharing & learning from so many people in the last month I have snowballed my on line presence.

Things have definitly changed since the 90s

I have usually stayed away from social networking, but it has opened up my network & communication skills to such an extent, that I had to share it here and encourage anyone in the outback to take a look around.
Since implimenting the TTM within 3 short days, I went from 100 to 400 followers on Twitter, Bill believes you can gain 16,000 followers within 90 days, so far so good. I'll update in 90 days and let you know what happened.

Bill Crosby is an interesting person who's interests include Real Estate Investing and he calls himself a Social Media Evangelist. He's funny, smart and a real computer geek, that looks right into how things work and then shares what he has learnt.

If you want to know more about the Twitter Traffic Machine

Enjoy the information & be inspired

Saturday, 25 April 2009

ANZAC DAY in Meekatharra

ANZAC stands for Australian & New Zealand Army Corps. The Anzac service is held at Dawn on the 25th April every year.

It is a time to reflect on all those who have contributed to protect our countries throughout the various wars.

Our Veterans hold the service at Paddy's flat and cook a great trench breakfast for who ever shows. Condsidering our towns population is small there was a huge turnout today, it's one of the few times I get to catch up with people.

I love seeing them in their uniforms and wearing their medals, makes me proud & grateful.
While I was waiting for breakfast I glanced over to a table full of past photos/reports/medals and bit & pieces.

I love aircraft of any sort, so I scanned through all the photos, saw some wrecks and then I spotted an article.
I sat down & read this piece that was written by one of the soliders before, during & after they were ambushed.
Apparently it was common to be ambused at night.

The writing was so descriptive that I felt I was there in the trench beside him.
He spoke of the fear giving dry mouth, the scenery, stepping on others toes as they marched quietly and quickly through the jungle. Anyone reading it would be affected in some way.
This article was dedicated to a young 19yr solider that was shot in the back that night.

It was a prefect read for the enviroment I was in this morning. ANZAC is a time to remember those that never came home.

I will finish with this.
They shall not grow old
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.

A period of 2 minutes silence

Least We Forget.

To those that gave there lives so that I could have mine............THANK YOU

Friday, 24 April 2009

Solve a Problem finally I solved my own

I am part of 31 days to build a better blog and day 16 task is "Solve a Problem".

I decided to solve my own simple problem on using Tweeter.
The simple things are usually what set me back and I am ever so grateful for those out there in blogger land for their helpful advice.

I didn't know how to reply to tweeters or shorten urls

each program I join has so much to learn from, but finally thanks to Darren Rowse and his I am finally able to interact with those that I am following.

If you want to learn more on how to Blog Darren has been extremly helpful and for those of you allowing fear of making errors hold you back, go and have a look at others who are begining and you'll see that you are not alone.

the "31 days to build a better blog challenge" is at

enjoy your day

Notes from the Universe

Tuesday, 21 April 2009


I was searching other blogs for topics that relate to the 3 Emus I have in my backyard, when I came across a blog post on Quandongs.

I was informed that Quandongs are Emus favourite food. So I need to know what the plant/tree looks like.
After reading the post I am inspired to add it to my food forest, Apparently they grow naturally around me.

It sounds like the type of fruit I'd like to eat, so the Emus will have to learn to share.

It is beautifully presented and provides tips on it's uses.

If you are like me and are unsure what they look like follow this link to the blog
Quandong Fruit in the Outback


Friday, 10 April 2009

15 Tips for travelling in the Outback of Australia

Generally you want most if not all of these items when travelling on the long lonely roads which we have in the outback.
To give you an idea of distances, My nearest towns’ are 110kms South, 420kms North, 530kms West & 200kms East and not much in between, very little shade and no refreshment stands.

Most of the Australian Outback has conditions that require forethought.

Here are 15 helpful hints to have the best travelling experience in the Outback

1 - Tell someone of your travel plans before you go.

2 - Phone main roads for road conditions ie: (138 138 ) for Western Australia.

3 - Have a reliable vehicle. Always service your vehicle before your journey, check tyres & spares, Keep windscreen clean & clear. Our roads are very long & straight, mirages are common and so is our wildlife.

4 - Carry plenty of water, water for your vehicle, your Pet & per person allowance, and always carry more for that extra person whom you come across, that maybe stuck.
I have used my supplies of water to limp a car home with a leaking radiator, some 600kms away.
A roo jumped in front of the car damaging the radiator and no I wasn’t driving, truth is it wouldn’t have mattered who drove, it happens to the best of us. If you have a solid vehicle it is best to drive straight through. It can be very dangerous if you try to swerve them. The headlights tend to dazzle & cause distortion, senses get confused and so it is not uncommon for kangaroos’ or Emus to turn around and go in the opposite direction.

5 - reading material, if your vehicle has problems, you won’t be using any electrics and so something that does not require power, would be helpful to pass the waiting time.

6 - Portable AM/FM radio & batteries. To listen to weather or road conditions.

7 - 2 to 3 days worth of food: Packet crackers, long life milk, canned food in case of an emergency.

8 - First Aid kit, a roll of crepe bandage for snake bite, asthma spray, stinging relief, Brown paper bag, Ice pack and the usual items you would normally carry.

9 - Tool kit- with the general tools & these extras. Jumper leads, pocket knife, tape, small 10 by 4 trap (for water crossings) ,tyre compressor or hand/foot pump, a spare battery can be very helpful especially if you use a car fridge.

10 - Recovery Kit, You’ll want something to Jack up the vehicle, so a good jack is a must. Tree huggers, a few D shackles, a bit of chain and the usual recovery gear. You can never have too much rope either, Rope that can be used to splice into a tow rope or to tie up a shelter.

11 - Spare tyre: preference 2, there are many dirt roads and terrain that you may not be familiar with. It is not unusual to have an incident. Always check your tyres before the trip and keep an eye on them throughout your journey, the roads get very hot.

12 - Map – Even if you have never read a map before, if stuck, you can at least head to a road or a water source. However be aware if you see water holes or windmills that are marked on the map. These days they are not guaranteed as most have been disabled or filled in.

13 - Compass more so than a GPS, GPS’s are not always reliable, especially in cloudy or unusual weather. If you had no direction the compass will always show you North or Magnetic North. Remember, to step away from your vehicle when using a compass.

14 - Carry a Swag , Generally Fatigue is a big issue. Pull over if you are getting tired and have a cat nap, Swags are very comfortable under such conditions.
Or pull over, walk around the vehicle, have a drink & refresh yourself.

15 - Carry rubbish bags. The outback is used by wildlife & many travellers. Always carry your litter with you and dispose when possible.

Keep Australia Clean !

If ,you are ever stuck in the Outback. There are several things you should know.
* Never go away from the vehicle. When there is a search for a missing person the vehicle is usually the first thing found.
* If an aeroplane is searching for you, use your revision mirror or mobile phone to reflect the sun towards the aircraft, not into the pilot’s eyes, this makes for easy spotting. It is very hard to visually see a person on the ground. Stand in a clearing and if possible wear colours that would stand out from a distance.
* If you do walk away from the vehicle, leave a sign as to what direction you are going and try to stay on a road. Generally the roads are investigated first.
*Never go on closed roads, you may be fined. Roads are closed for many reasons follow the signs. *Don’t panic. If, you have the supplies & resources in your vehicle, as suggested. You, have 2 to 3 days to work with.

When travelling Act responsibly !!!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

The Law of Non Resistance

I was speaking with a teenager the other day and suggested using advice from this law to deal with a number of situations around them at the time.

Many leaders of the world used the "law of non resistance" which had much influence on long term relationships and success.

"If I have made my enemies my friend then I have no enemies"
well you gotta agree, It's pretty good advice.

Bob Proctor & Mary Morrissey give many examples of how others have used this law to help people help themselves.

Great Outback material : )

If you want to listen to a sample of Bob Proctor about some of these laws go to
it has a free teleseminar.