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Sunday, 15 January

14:53

Thank You Cruelty Free Shop Edgar's Mission Farm SanctuaryEdgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

CFS

Wow, what a month. Through December our good friends at The Cruelty Free Shop Melbourne made record sales of Edgar’s Mission goodies. We can’t thank Jessica, Paul and the rest of the team enough for their constant and valued support. And a massive thank you to all of you who shop at the Cruelty Free stores and have taken home some cute Edgar’s Mission loot.

Never shopped at a Cruelty Free Shops? They have stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, or you can browse online. Their range is amazing – sooo many tasty treats for you to discover.

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Friday, 13 January

18:41

The Maniacal Cacklers of Newstead Natural Newstead

No, I’m not referring to some of our more jovial community members, I’m actually talking here about Litoria peronii, or Peron’s tree frog, colloquially known as the maniacal cackling frog, for reasons obvious to anyone who’s familiar with their call.

Heard on warm spring and summer nights, cacklers are distinctive and, well, yes, a bit maniacal. Although Geoff has written about them being in the area, in seventeen years of living in the bush at Strangways, I’ve never heard a single one. Not a cackle. Until this spring, when unexpectedly, I heard not one but several chortling away by our dam.

Frog movements are perplexing. Where have they come from? Chris Johnston has had them at Green Gully only in the last five years, and I don’t remember them at all when I used to live over that way. So where have they appeared from? Are they gradually dispersing westwards? Is this a regular fluctuation in response to climatic conditions, or a unique population drift?

If you’ve heard cacklers locally, I’d be curious to know. Maybe they’re far more common than I’d thought.

And to help you identify them, here is a recording of our new riotous residents on our Strangways dam. You can hear the cackler almost immediately, and a second one takes over calling after a few minutes. This was recorded during spring, and you can also hear pobblebonks (Limnodynastes dumerilii), brown tree frogs (Litoria ewingii) (“weep-eep-eep-eep”, one quietly and occasionally in the background) and a chorus of brown froglets (crinia parinsignifera) (“squelch”ing calls, one quite close at beginning).

https://geoffpark.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/cacklers.mp3

I rushed to make this recording the first night I heard them, being enthusiastically attacked by mosquitoes in the process (remember them?!). I needn’t have bothered. Our cacklers are still calling now in January, when most other frog species have fallen silent.


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13:28

Ain’t no (wheat-bix) mountain high enough! Edgar's Mission Farm SanctuaryEdgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

Wheetbix

Lo and behold, this mountain of wheat-bix is more than just a peak of delicious treats to be conquered. This is a mountain of kindness built on the soaring generosity of many. The Brown family, after booking in for a tour, asked for donations on their local Yarra Ranges noticeboard and this was the result.

We still don’t quite understand how they made the expedition – one car, one family and a mountain of wheat-bix – but so they did. Massive thank yous to the Brown family and the rest of the cohort of intrepid explorers who worked together to make this mountain of kindness.

Wednesday, 11 January

13:03

Permaculture Design Course – Begins Feb 9, 2017 Castlemaine Community House

permaculture-design-course[1]Back by very popular demand our PDC.  This is a 16 week course run by experts in the field and includes regular field trips, design theory, ethics and lots more. This course is in demand so book early for this one. More details here.

12:18

Premiere: Hard Rock Duo The Hunted Crows Drop Their Cracking EP ‘Young Man’ "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Premiere: Hard Rock Duo The Hunted Crows Drop Their Cracking EP ‘Young Man’

Melbourne hard rock duo The Hunted Crows have just dropped a bomb on us to start the year off in the form of their new EP, Young Man.

Only their second recorded effort, they’ve already developed their sound into a raucous beast since their self-titled debut back in 2014. Young Man tears back and forth at a satisfyingly frantic pace, pausing for breath occasionally for fun interjections like Hollie Joyce’s sardonic “coochie yah yah”s on ‘Blah Blah’.

Production by Julian Schweitzer picks the polish up significantly from their earlier efforts, and it’s a great effort all-round that gets the balance just right between chunky, ball-tearing riffs and ear-worm vocal hooks.

You can give this crunchy effort a spin below as well as on the band’s site, and if you like what you hear, you’ll be able to see them live when they shred their way across the country his month – dates below.

THE HUNTED CROWS ‘YOUNG MAN TOUR’

Sydney: 18th January – Frankie’s Pizza

Sunshine Coast: 20th January – V Room

Brisbane: 22nd January – Sonny’s House of Blues

Port Macquarie: 25th January – The Pier

Newcastle: 28th January – Stag & Hunter

Melbourne: 10th February – Cherry Bar

Ballarat: 11th February – Karova Lounge

Adelaide: 17th February – Edinburgh Castle

Hobart: 24th February – Brisbane Hotel

10:51

Music Playgroup – Looking for a facilitator! Castlemaine Community House

musicplaygroup4-150x150CCH have been running MPG for more than 25 years. We are thankful to all the volunteers that have help keep this wonderful program afloat over the years. We are currently looking for someone that would like to lead the group either every Tuesday 11.15am-12pm during school term or work with one or two others to help keep the program going. You dont need any musical experience – only a willingness to turn up each tuesday and distribute the instrument we have for the children and encourage group singalongs. Please get in contact if you’re interested. It would sad to see this flagship of the community disappear.

10:40

Mindfulness and Meditation Castlemaine Community House

images6Learn easy meditation techniques to boost your energy and help reduce stress levels and symptoms of anxiety and depression in our introductory workshop. We will also be running guided meditation classes throughout the term. More details

08:18

Every kindness has great power Edgar's Mission Farm SanctuaryEdgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

Snoopy

Today is a good day to share a kind word, a kind gesture or a kind smile. No matter how small, every kindness has great power.

Snoopy is only a very small horse, but every kindness sent her way has been so well worth it. While we love her as she is, the selective breeding that has manipulated and shrunk the natural shape of a horse to fit the tastes of some is the cause of serious health problems for many a miniature horse. Snoopy’s complications are relatively mild, but we’re prepared to give her every care if the need arises.

Read more about Snoopy and miniature horse breeding here

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