Wheatbelt Weekly Wrap-Up (31/10/15)

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Lake Towerinning

Tomorrow marks the start of November! Which means there is only 55 days until Christmas! Sorry, but it’s true! Where has the year gone? Summer is definitely on the way, with the days heating up. Thoughts are drifting to lazy summer days spent my the pool, beach, lake…

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Wheatbelt Weekly Wrap-Up, sharing the latest news and bits and pieces from around the region, but we’re back to it again 🙂 Here’s the latest happenings, and some other stuff we found interesting:

  • Harvest has begun in many parts of the Wheatbelt, although hails storms near Southern Cross and Newdegate have been a devastating blow to local farmers, to see large areas of their crops flattened and grain heads strewn across the ground only days before harvest. You can hear Gary Kenwood, from Yilgarn Agencies, talk about it here, or read a report from The West Australian here. You can find some advice from DAFWA for farmers affected by the recent storms here. We’re thinking of all those affected.
  • It’s show season at the moment, and last weekend Bruce Rock held their 83rd annual agricultural show. A full wrap-up, and plenty of photos, can be found here.
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Lake Towerinning

  • The lovely Anne from Let Me Be Free Blog wrote a great write-up on her recent visit to Lakeside Camping at Lake Towerinning. Lake Towerinning is in the southern Wheatbelt, in the Shire of West Arthur, not far from Darkan. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon by the water, or take a longer break of a couple of days. Read Anne’s review here. Find out more about Lake Towerinning and Lakeside Camping here.
  • Samara Wheeldon and Ngarie Humphrey, both talented Wheatbelt photographers, have been collaborating on a photography project named the “We Share Film + Postage Project”. The latest edition, was the “where we live” edition, and features their hometowns of York and Tammin. See Samara’s photos here and Ngarie’s here.
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Ladies at the WIFE annual seminar

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WIFE Committee, L-R: Janelle South, Sarah Mudge, Sarah Frost, Anna-Lisa Newman, Lynette Gittos, Naomi Barrett-Lennard, Vynka DeVree

  • WIFE, Women in Farming Entreprises, both a professional and support network committed to improving knowledge and management of complex farm businesses through the sharing of ideas, held their annual seminar in Varley on the 21st. About 80 women travelled from across the South West to attend the seminar, themed “successful communication – from bed sheets to spreadsheets”. Find out more about WIFE (and how you can get involved) here.
  • The Northam Cup was run last Sunday at the Northam Racecourse with strong public attendance. The atmosphere was great and the winner of the cup was Young Lionel. Find out more here. Nikki Gogan, the Face of WA Country Cups, was in attendance. You can read more about Nikki here.

What have you been up to in your neck of the woods? If you’ve done something cool or been someplace awesome, let us know and we’ll share next fortnight!

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