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Offline 28degrees  
#401 Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020 3:56:36 PM(UTC)
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3.55pm just hit 37°.
Creek dried up a couple months ago.

Do any of us believe the el Nino thing will bring more rain...
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#402 Posted : Wednesday, 21 October 2020 5:00:45 PM(UTC)
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Storms showing up on radar around Ravenshoe BigGrin BigGrin


YS , to pollinate each flower is tricky , but once you get the hang of it it's quite ezy.
It involves using a toothpick to move the pollen from the male bit to the female bit.
There is only 1 bee in the world that pollinates vanilla and it is almost extinct. The Aztecs
had natural vanilla, but 99.5% of the world production is by hand pollination.
I have a 6m ladder and a lot is way past that.
We get a few beans each year but I'm starting to look at getting into it in a bigger way.



Hi 28, I don't think it has to much effect on our weather here on the North Tropical coast,
but it does influence weather events inland and south.
I say bring it on a couple of wet years for the rest of the country would be fantastic.



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#403 Posted : Wednesday, 21 October 2020 5:11:32 PM(UTC)
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Hi 28, I don't think it has to much effect on our weather here on the North Tropical coast,


Nor probably zero out here.

Anyone want to buy a holiday cottage?
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#404 Posted : Thursday, 22 October 2020 5:08:35 PM(UTC)
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Storms look better today.

Can't hear any rumbles though.



You thinking of moving 28? ??




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#405 Posted : Thursday, 22 October 2020 5:35:32 PM(UTC)
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You thinking of moving 28? ??


Been trying to sell my little cottage for about 5 years. Had a couple nibbles when they opened the borders. Hoping some panicking southerner will want somewhere to escape, when they reopen the border again.

Reckon the weather has changed in the last 2 to 3 days. It has that heavy stifling heat that can only bring storms, but doesn't. A few more clouds around in the daytime, so looks like the "build up" (as they call it in the NT) has arrived.

Currently looking grey to the south with a nice coolish breeze. Radar looking a little stormy west of Atherton & Ravenshoe, but reckon it'll go to the east of us. Looks like Dimbulah is in for it though.

Edit: Went through to the east of us. We just got a nice cool light breeze, full of grit & dust. Such is life out here.

Here's a pic. Thought it looked pretty odd for rain. No wonder I felt grit in my eyes. Smoke must've blown over from the fires at Arriga too. Could smell the smoke.
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#406 Posted : Saturday, 24 October 2020 9:47:50 AM(UTC)
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Are you getting a shower this morning 28 ?

Where too if you sell up ? Anywhere is going to be a big change.


I think your right about the change, can really feel it here on the coast now.




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#407 Posted : Saturday, 24 October 2020 10:19:45 AM(UTC)
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Had a good squall this morning...felt like a front moving through...

That looks brutal out there 28 and its still just October...

I really noticed the change in season a week or so back when the tradewinds dies off...a bit of easterly and northerly breeze brought an instant taste of summer..

It also bought some great fishing weather and after some successful trips the freezer is finally well stocked with Red Emperor, trout and a variety of other tasty vacuum packed reef fish....

Now we can just spend some trips diving and exploring the place..Zoe bay and falls on Hinchinbrook Island and the clam gardens of Orpheous island and the Palm group are our next destination..we would like to get to Lizard island sometime as well....we have been here 25 years and really not seen much of FNQ so finally now is the time..

Bunyip,my best advice regarding growing vanilla is to buy it from IGA....otherwise plant it on some sort of trellis structure or posts or teepee that contains the vine to a height you can still reach..my missus has planted it on some tree ferns and palms and of course it just continues to grow to the heavens..be buggered if I would be climbing a ladder with a toothpick..lol

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#408 Posted : Saturday, 24 October 2020 2:03:08 PM(UTC)
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Nice to get a morning shower, albeit brief. One whole millimetre. Seems I got the most in town.

Where to when I sell. Be sad to leave Chillagoe, but too hard on my own I hate to say. Better off renting. More expensive, but someone else is responsible... Probably get a small caravan and go on the road. Gypsy at heart. That the brief description. Lol.

Edit: Geez, I envy you guys out on the coast, sometimes. Just going thru one of those stages, p!ssed off with the dust & grit at this time of year. We're still on water restrictions but at least they've apparently started building a new water tank on the hill, and apparently they've found water 4km west of town, but need to get funding to build a pipeline...

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