Toast Regional Roos Thread - Down on the farm Roos

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koshari

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I haven’t had any trouble, apart from the obvious split with the grain.
These were all iron bark unfortunately, sad to see good hardwood end up as firewood.
It does make exceptional firewood. Poor man's redgum. Mesmate is a good all rounder. Splits well. Makes good kindling and also good night logs.
 

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Once we had an Iron bark get hit by lightning in a big storm.

It split the tree into two, the top 80% and the bottom 20% or thereabouts. Insane, I saw it hit. Anyway the split was wild. It was a v shaped split. The top section was just sitting there, in the bottom bit perfectly wedged in the v shape. 20 minutes later a gust of wind blew it over.
 

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40ml of rain in 15 minute storm, rain that heavy you couldn’t see 50 metres
Had a total of 77ml up to lunchtime today
Power was also off for 20hrs
 

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Once we had an Iron bark get hit by lightning in a big storm.

It split the tree into two, the top 80% and the bottom 20% or thereabouts. Insane, I saw it hit. Anyway the split was wild. It was a v shaped split. The top section was just sitting there, in the bottom bit perfectly wedged in the v shape. 20 minutes later a gust of wind blew it over.
One is down completely, the other two are split like you say but with half trees sticking up like broken teeth. Of course those two are along the drive and will have to come down. I missed seeing those stuck.
 

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At the risk of going all grumpy old thread, the hospital care in rural areas of Victoria is so sub standard that it has now become a national disgrace.
The people who work there are great, but they are overworked and under supported.
Every specialist doctor, and junior doctor, is trained at tax payer expense, but when it comes to country patients your outcomes are largely determined by decreasing availability.

Edit: I am particularly upset about the lack of education to rural practitioners, or understanding, about liability when they are the only, understaffed, ones there.
 
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koshari

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Just a bees dick in to far....
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Didn't bang a stick in before entering, rookie! :)

Best get a dozer with a stiff-bar.
 

koshari

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Winched her out with the ute. Assisted by curling the loader. Got a dozer coming soon to scallop it all out and dig it to 4m deep but wanted a bit of the sandy silt to fill in some tree craters before he pushes it all out and it mixes with clay) Easiest stuff to dig ( providing you don't go in to far) .
 

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Spent a couple of days driving up through northern Victoria for work.’, and there is much excitement about Bonza airline. Will it help your community?
 

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Nor me. It was all anyone talked about in Mildura and Albury. The sunshine coast is about to be inundated with retired rural victorians.
That's not the only thing is being inundated with right now.

Meanwhile down here the bottom side of the road is cut off. The school bus came all the way round from the top side to pick up the kids. Tried to turn around down the hill below us and got stuck. On an impossible angle. Untowable.

The kids were all freaking out when I got down there. Here's a trick some of you might know.

If your wheels are spinning on wet muddy dirt and either just bogged (Ie not in six inches of mud like Koshari upthread) or about to bog then a couple of armfuls of sticks and small logs under the problematic wheel, arranged so the smallest are jammed right in under the tread with the best grip (ie smallest diameter) closest to the wheel, can often provide enough grip to get you out. You may even have to scrape a bit of mud out of the tread and jam some small kindling sized sticks in there (massive pita in the wet but it beats being stuck.) Kids are on their way to school now. Beats having them stuck at home in the pouring down rain.
 

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That's not the only thing is being inundated with right now.

Meanwhile down here the bottom side of the road is cut off. The school bus came all the way round from the top side to pick up the kids. Tried to turn around down the hill below us and got stuck. On an impossible angle. Untowable.

The kids were all freaking out when I got down there. Here's a trick some of you might know.

If your wheels are spinning on wet muddy dirt and either just bogged (Ie not in six inches of mud like Koshari upthread) or about to bog then a couple of armfuls of sticks and small logs under the problematic wheel, arranged so the smallest are jammed right in under the tread with the best grip (ie smallest diameter) closest to the wheel, can often provide enough grip to get you out. You may even have to scrape a bit of mud out of the tread and jam some small kindling sized sticks in there (massive pita in the wet but it beats being stuck.) Kids are on their way to school now. Beats having them stuck at home in the pouring down rain.
If your bogged on the beach, the same effect can be achieved with a pair of sturdy thongs.
Just don’t expect to wear the thongs afterwards.
 

koshari

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That's not the only thing is being inundated with right now.

Meanwhile down here the bottom side of the road is cut off. The school bus came all the way round from the top side to pick up the kids. Tried to turn around down the hill below us and got stuck. On an impossible angle. Untowable.

The kids were all freaking out when I got down there. Here's a trick some of you might know.

If your wheels are spinning on wet muddy dirt and either just bogged (Ie not in six inches of mud like Koshari upthread) or about to bog then a couple of armfuls of sticks and small logs under the problematic wheel, arranged so the smallest are jammed right in under the tread with the best grip (ie smallest diameter) closest to the wheel, can often provide enough grip to get you out. You may even have to scrape a bit of mud out of the tread and jam some small kindling sized sticks in there (massive pita in the wet but it beats being stuck.) Kids are on their way to school now. Beats having them stuck at home in the pouring down rain.
might have been enough kids to push.
 

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