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The first coat of paint in 100 years
11/28/2011 4:31:12 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

The isolation and loneliness of the small cattle property was very real I sent away for the writing course. In the mean time I had to paint the old homestead, the first coat of paint in one hundred years....

       I had never held a paint brush before but I gave that old homestead three coats of white paint, climbing up huge ladders propped against the high walls. I planted trees and gardens and reared chickens and turkeys. After the house was in order with new floor coverings I sent away for the writing course I intended to complete. Writing had been on my mind fora long time. I was very keen to accomplish something progressive and worthwhile. The course would hopefully steer me in the right direction.  After a long wait, the phone was at last connected and we had submitted an application to have the electricity connected.         

      Once the house was liveable and as cosy as possible, I was a little lost and lonely with two of our sons having left the nest and the third in his final years of education, a long way from home at the Agricultural College in central Queensland. I was still driving my fourth son many miles across the neighbors rough bush paddock to the school bus; and as I mentioned in an earlier blog, with the resident emus in hot pursuit. 

      Until now, writing had always been something to do in the future; and the time was absolutely right for a study course to sharpen the brain cells for the task ahead. I had turned forty. I did not want to waste anymore time and something told me I would be writing about the Australian bush.....

 Blessings...

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More Blogs by Barbara Hartmann King
• Man Eating Birds - Thursday, November 01, 2012
• THE SIGN POST - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
• LOVE IS - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
• Poems from The Tan People - - Tuesday, May 22, 2012
• The first novel - a biography of Emily - Wednesday, May 02, 2012
• Taipans, pig shooters and man eating birds - Thursday, April 19, 2012
• Laugh Kookaburra Laugh - Tuesday, April 10, 2012
• Characters for Country Dramas - Sunday, April 01, 2012
• The Oasis in the Heart of Queensland - Monday, March 19, 2012
• Coloured Sands Dreaming Legend - Wednesday, March 07, 2012
• A Hundred Million Years Ago - Saturday, February 18, 2012
• Where couples met and Fell in Love - Monday, February 13, 2012
• The Jet-Propelled Emus - Wednesday, February 08, 2012
• Not a Castle anywhere - only Grand old Homesteads - Thursday, February 02, 2012
• Invitations - requesting your pleasure - Sunday, January 29, 2012
• Love Is - Thursday, January 26, 2012
• Inspiration form Multicoloured Sand Dunes - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
•  The first coat of paint in 100 years - Monday, November 28, 2011  
• Happy Jacks and Sand Goannas - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
• The old Homestead-Digging into the past for themes - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Monday, November 21, 2011
• Life at Wyuna where the writing began - Friday, November 18, 2011
• A plague of army worm months were the final straw - Thursday, November 17, 2011
• Life is about change-Grandfather married again - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
• Raising money for the community in the country - Tuesday, November 15, 2011
• Charity Work in Country Towns -the Lions Club - Monday, November 14, 2011
• Knowledge gleaned from living in the bush for my outback novels. - Sunday, November 13, 2011
• Nature's Cruel Outbursts - Saturday, November 12, 2011
• The Passion and my imagination - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• The Passion - the Personal relationship with the land - Tuesday, November 08, 2011
• The Vet said: Your horse will get up Or he will lie there and die - Monday, November 07, 2011
• Once an Inland Sea - more - Sunday, November 06, 2011
• Once an inland Sea - no other explanation - Saturday, November 05, 2011
• Life in the Bush - Fodder for Country Dramas - Friday, November 04, 2011
• Medical Emergencies in the Bush - Thursday, November 03, 2011
• Just like Mary the Pioneer Woman - Wednesday, November 02, 2011
• Identifying with my character - The Pioneering Woman Mary - Tuesday, November 01, 2011
• Inspiration for Characters of early settlement - Ancestors - Monday, October 31, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Sunday, October 30, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Saturday, October 29, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Friday, October 28, 2011


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