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TAS Country : September 23rd 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010 Tasmanian Country 5 Don t let slugs chew into your poppy profit. www.agnova.com.au ALL WEATHER SLUG AND SNAIL BAIT Metarex is the smart choice to protect your poppies. Slugs can t resist it. Broadcast Metarex after planting and get unmatched rainfastness and performance. Don t wait til it s too late. Registered trademark of De Sangosse, France METAD0810 The best rainfast slug bait registered for use in poppies. Available from SERVE-AG branches. News shut gate on six lifetimes HERITAGE: Hundred-year-old Avery scales on offer at the Sydney Cottage clearance sale. TREASURE: Sunshine Aiadabrokie- Thodersen with a carrot chopper. RARE: Tony McDermott of Forcett secures a percussion butter churn. buying it who loved their home-made butter. Mum had her chooks, her geese, she was a self-sufficient woman, she was one of the greatest ladies you'd ever want to meet.'' Phillip and Henry's mother Dulcie Jones was well-known in the district. Dulcie died last November, at the age of 93.The 900ha Sydney Cottage has al- ways been a sheep farm. ''We sold our flock of 3000, our stud ewes, got great prices,'' Phillip said. ''We got out at the right time as far as stock prices are concerned.'' The Jones own another place down the road ''I'll stay on a smaller block for a few years yet,'' Phillip said. Henry, 66, rekons he might end up in town but hasn't started house-hunting yet. He said his retirement will not be an idle one. ''I might do a bit of travelling and Adult Ed courses,'' he said. ''I'm computer illiterate and I really should get to speed on it.'' He said the Broadmarsh Valley ''was a bad one for fires''. ''We've had a couple of fires,'' Henry said. ''The 1967 fires cramped our style and we had to start all over again. We had another bad fire through here in 1982.''The Jordan River stopped flow- ing at the height of the 2006 drought and Broadmarsh was one of the hardest-hit areas in the south. The massive dust storms that blew the top soil off Sydney Cottage pad- docks were ''unbelievable,'' Henry said. Dairy farmers Paul and Elizabeth Geard have bought Sydney Cottage in partnership with Craig and Alison North and their four children.
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