December 12th, 2008
Photograph: Maynards Well
October 31st, 2008
Really Headless Nick, his steed Phantasm & Morticia the Dane by Siobhan Nicholls.
October 23rd, 2008
Seeing double? Maybe not…
Keep an eye on this photo this week, kids, and let me know if you see anything strange happening…
October 22nd, 2008
Yo kids, tell us about the gymkhana!
September 22nd, 2008
Ok kids of all sizes, want to test your skills at community planning? Check out Catchment Detox, a game of sustainability hosted by the ABC.
The challenge is to manage a river catchment so that after 100 years you have a healthy economy and a healthy environment.
Let us know how you go, we might have a job for you.
July 23rd, 2008
Local teenager and horse lover Siobhan Nicholls is holding a fundraiser in support of unwanted, abused and neglected horses. All proceeds go to The International Blessed Broodmare Project who work to rescue horses who are abused as a result of the production of the menopause drug Premurin.
To find out how you can chip in and buy a fundraiser ticket, visit Siobhan’s website dedicated to Maynards Well Stables horse rescue charity fundraising, or email Siobhan. 200 tickets are on sale at $5 each. The prizes can be viewed on the website and the fundraiser date has been extended to September 30th.
Well done Siobhan!
Photo of rescued pony, Violet, taken by S. Nicholls 2007
July 1st, 2008
I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, tough and through;
Well done! And how you wish perhaps
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead; it’s said like bed, not bead
For goodness sake don’t call it “deed”.
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt)
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother.
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear.
And then there’s dose and rose and lose
Just look them up and goose and choose,
And cork and work and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart.
Come, come I’ve hardly made a start.
A dreadful language? Man alive
I mastered it when I was five.
June 30th, 2008
A dinosaur goes
A dinosaur goes who ?
No it doesn’t…a dinosaur goes RRAAAAAAHHH!
And now, due to popular demand, is the post for kids’ jokes!
(No grown ups allowed)
Fionn – check out this site for dinosaur fun, and write back with your best jokes!
June 26th, 2008
Mogsie and her dad have been busy planting all sorts of wonderful greens in their vege patch at Maynards Well. The area is well protected from winds and goats and they have come up with an ingenious solution to both irrigation and frost protection with their poly pipe domes which can be covered at night and double as sprinkler mounts. The garden is sprinkled with edible and medicinal herbs and a great mix of winter and spring veges growing well, including brocolli, carrots, tomatoes and bok choy which is attracting the local bees who have a hive in the creek and occasionally provide honey. What a treat! The garden is fully organic and Mogsies secret ingredient? Poo! Well done Morgaine!