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    This Rock: Home-grown or Extra-Terrestrial?

    This rock, about the size of a rockmelon and weighing 1.76 kilograms, is made of black glass. It was found in the Roma district recently. One of our friends brought it to the office recently and it’s got us scratching our heads. Part of the rock has been broken away and that’s where we can… Read more »

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  • Land clearing for construction

    A Day in the Life: Fauna Spotter

    Dusty, dirty, long days scrambling over timber, debris and conducting searches through long grass, along tree branches,  hollows, logs and bushes for native critters to get them out of harms way, before and after machines have felled timber or cleared land for some construction purpose.  Not everyone’s cup of tea, however our BOOBOOK Fauna Spotters… Read more »

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  • woman holding baby crocodile

    Life is Never Boring – Travels and Crocodiles

    The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a whirl wind.  It began with the Myriad Conference in Brisbane for innovative businesses – a place where businesses promote their product, try to attract investors, sponsors or clients as well as be inspired by others who have created great businesses from nothing, sharing their… Read more »

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  • Driving on outback Queensland dirt roads

    Driving on Outback Dirt Roads

    Driving on our Outback Roads can have its moments. While out and about on a recent trip to a remote part of the Carnarvon Range, Craig snapped these photos through the windscreen (while safely stopped at the side of the road). The sight of a road train approaching at speed on a dirt road and… Read more »

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  • lady farmer and her cattle truck

    Life is Never Boring – What a Week!

    The past week was a little bit more crazy than usual.  It started on the weekend when we took a touch football team from Roma to the Gold Coast for a one day carnival.  The Gold Coast is about a six and a half hour drive from Roma.  To give our kids access to top… Read more »

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  • guy smiling laughing outdoors nature ecologist

    Craig Eddie – Open Sesame

    Remember Open Sesame – the magic words that allowed Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves entry into the treasure filled cave? Well Boobook Explore, located in Roma Queensland, has its own version of open sesame. It is snails. Snails, you ask? That seems fairly innocuous, doesn’t it? To the average person the word snails does… Read more »

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  • rescued echidna

    Life is Never Boring – Echidna

    Ever had one of those weekends when you thought you would do “this” and you ended up doing “that”.  It happens plenty of times at our place.  My son and I were going to do some concreting first thing – cement in some posts for an outdoor gym he was creating.  Craig, my husband, was… Read more »

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  • stock route cattle country outback queensland

    Life is Never Boring – Stock Route

    After picking up the kids from school in Roma and travelling home the other day, we had to give way to a different type of traffic – not unusual for Outback Queensland. Thought I would pull over and take a photo. This mob of cattle is travelling the “long Paddock”, which is an Australian colloquial… Read more »

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  • Early Mornings on the farm dogs cattle Roma region Queensland Outback flood water

    Life is Never Boring – Flood Gates

    I ducked out to the farm recently (about 40kms north of Roma, Queensland), it was a beautiful early morning trip to check on the cattle, see how the grass was growing after the beautiful rain we had received and to see how our flood gates were holding up.  Flood gates are the fences we put… Read more »

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  • mustering dogs

    Life is Never Boring – Mustering

    Recently, I spent a couple of days mustering cattle to treat them for Buffalo Fly. The buffalo fly, Haematobia irritans exigua, is a small biting fly 3.5 – 4 mm long. They feed off cattle and buffalo (hence their name), and cause irritation which can result in reduced production, if cattle are heavily infested.  They… Read more »

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