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HENRY LAWSON

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:34 am

if you are a fan of Henry Lawson you are going to love this. This person/group Poetry animations have got some fabulous clips out there I just lucked upon this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We-HdjKT ... re=related

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Re: HENRY LAWSON

Post by Terry » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:45 am

G/day Maureen,

How the heck do you find these things?
What was the final outcome of your suggestion about various members reciting their own or others poetry on this site? - seemed a great idea to me if it's possible.
I've been up to my eyeballs in apricots, we have had the biggest crop ever, my wife's been making jam and I've been flat out drying the darn things. I suppose most of the fruit over your way has been damaged or completely ruined by the rain? And by the sounds of it there is a lot more on the way.
Anyway I hope you still somehow manage to have a great Christmas.

Cheers Terry

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Post by william williams » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:21 pm

Do it Mate It's not as hard as you think.
And Terry and there is one thing better than Apricots and that is more Apricots

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Re: HENRY LAWSON

Post by Zondrae » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:55 pm

G'day Terry,

Apricots! the dash things all ripen at once. My tree, though rather small yielded 6kg this year. So I, too was up to the armpits in jam. I also, in three days, made †omato Relish (it is to die for) and bottled my beetroot crop. Then I felt very virtuous. Howeve I'll be eating Apricot jam til the cows come home.
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Re: HENRY LAWSON

Post by Terry » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:19 pm

G/day Bill,
We have a massive tree so I'm almost sick of the sight of them.


Hi Zondrae,
As I just mentioned to Bill we have a massive tree and I couldn't even guess how much we have had so far this year but at least 12 buckets full and still a lot more to come. We have given lots away and the birds have had their share. I have also had to pick up a lot of windfalls after a blow we had a couple of days ago but all the outer branches are still weighed down onto the ground. Although we haven't had a lot of rain we had a cold winter which suits Trevats (not sure how you spell that).
My wife also makes a delicious Tomato Relish wonder if it's the same one, I know she uses tomatoes, onions and apple but not sure what else.

Cheers Terry

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Post by Maureen K Clifford » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:22 pm

I used to feed apricots - the windfall one to my sheep in the drought. The grower couldn't get pickers and the fruit wasn't up to much due to too little rain. I used to go and collect bucket fulls and spread them along the ground for the sheep. My pet ewe Girlie was a specialist at eating them. Chew,chew , then nice and politely spit out the pip - she taught Midnight her lamb to eat them and eventually the other sheep got the idea and came at them as well. I used to spend hours chopping up bags of carrots and zucchinis for them but they would never come a tomatoes. Rather fancied the old stale bread and Hitler my lovely old wether used to go for the bush lemons with the appropriate funny faces as the bitterness got to him. That was a priceless sight to behold. :lol:
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Re: HENRY LAWSON

Post by Heather » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:57 pm

Maureen I love your descriptions of the sheep eating apricots and lemons. I can just imagine the face of Hitler eating lemons - I've seen that face on buck goats (only it wasn't from eating lemons).

The only fruit tree I have is an apple tree that has apples that are too bitter to eat but the tree in flower is divine.

I'm in the process of moving my books back into my study after the flood damage and have a nice new bookshelf which is proving not large enough so I'm having a clean up/throw out. I found a brochure of The Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society for the 32nd Commemorative Gathering in 1954. Seems the group gathered under what was termed the "Lawson Gumtree" in Footscray Park. I wonder if it is still there? With it are two undated newspaper clippings about a Henry Lawson stamp and picture from what was probably a greeting card of a sketch by Lionel Lindsay of a Cobb and Co. Coach. I think my father-in-law bought them ages ago in a batch of stamps (he collects) and gave them to me. Pays to have a clean up now and again.

Merry Christmas to everyone. Stay dry and stay safe.

Heather :)

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