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 Topic: What a day!!
What a day!! [message #3292845] Thu, 26 November 2015 10:43
  Loranie flee is currently online Loranie flee  
Messages: 189
Registered: June 2015
Location: Gippsland
Level 2
Well last night partner helped me harrow two paddocks!! The TBs get the first of the best pick then the ponies clean up the rest. I love my paddocks after they have been harrowed, so nice and clean!! I usually do a quick weed inspection and any ragwort, scotch thistle or blackberry that dares to pop up gets the death penality !!
Horses being Flee and the two TBs have cottons and shower sheets on, pascal is nude but is still shedding his winter coat and is obese, Harris is nude as he still has to be introduced to rugs but has a shed.
So I'm sitting in my truck with a zillion jobs I want to do before I start my new position at Traf and watching the hail team down!!
Not as enjoyable as watching the Standies doing their training while I eat brew.
Whilst being a full time gardener can be hard, it's great to be able to work outside!!
One thing that really angers me is about two weeks ago, we were working on a job in the Main Street pulling out the hedges from the centre of the roundabouts. We were doing it because a small group of people constantly whinged and wrote letters that they couldn't see the traffic around them!! Even though the only traffic you need to worry about is what's on your right.
So we are doing this job, it was raining, traffic being directed around, excavator ripping out the garden and three trucks taking the bushes away then later bringing new soil in.
The woman who works in the newsagents feels she isn't happy with our little workforce so takes photos of me sitting in the truck waiting parked off to the side to be called in to load as we can only have one truck on it at a time!!
Anyway she takes photos of me!! And photos of the leading hand supposedly talking to the other guy in the truck!!(he was actually telling tony where to drop the load and to go back and get more soil) and puts these photos on Facebook saying lazy council workers blushing again!!
I just wonder how she would feel if I walked into the newsagents took a photo of her and then placed it on Facebook with a really disrespectful comment towards her??
The worst part of this job is people think because you mow or garden and work for council that you are a little behind the 8 ball!!
Most of us have certificates in horticulture, some have diplomas, we have to have not only a knowledge of plants etc but also be able to maintain and operate lots of different types of machinery!! We also need to be certified to use the different chemicals we use, have knowledge on Turf for ovals, the list goes on and be people friendly as we are dealing with a wide range of people and some are just crazy. We have to do traffic control courses, and we are often on the scene at road accidents or people collapsing in the street. We are the ones lonely people often stop to chat to. We have the responsibilities of the playgrounds your kids play in and that includes equipment!! And the miles of miles of parkland the public use. The toilets, bbqs, seats and tables. Putting signs out in bucketing down rain to say ,"slow down this road is flooded" only to have a moron dive through it flat out and send a wave of water soak you from head to foot right through your wet weather gear and your freezing and soaked for the next few hrs!!
Having people drive past when your planting or watering or weeding the roundabouts and yell obscenities at you or throw cans bottles or fruit at you as they circle past.
And constantly being blamed for the rates going up!! Because people think that the urban maintenance crew earn as much as the engineers and CEO.. We Wish!!
So I know I've gone a lot off topic here but sometimes you just have to get it off your chest!!
Well the rain and hail have stopped for a few mins, might get a bit done before it starts again!! 😊🐴
 Topic: Pray for Paris
Pray for Paris [message #3291686] Sat, 14 November 2015 12:42
  Prince Ali  
Messages: 2993
Registered: March 2008
Location: EA/Surf Coast
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
Thoughts are with everyone. Crying or Very Sad
 Topic: baby ducklings
baby ducklings [message #3290319] Fri, 30 October 2015 15:26
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
Messages: 7813
Registered: March 2011
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
In the horse paddock dam, 11 of them.
These were taken yesterday, the first time we've seen them out, haven't seen them today.

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 Topic: water proof mp3 player for swimming
water proof mp3 player for swimming [message #3289580] Thu, 22 October 2015 20:08
  jumping for joy  
Messages: 1782
Registered: October 2005
Completely Insane
I have seen people at the pool with MP3 players, not swimming just in the hydro pool. I was wondering if anyone on here has one? I googled and found sony have them? just wondering if they are worth the $. etc.
 Topic: Needing to get in touch with STzar
Needing to get in touch with STzar [message #3288128] Fri, 09 October 2015 14:58
  Becky Bomb  is currently offline Becky Bomb  
Messages: 576
Registered: September 2009
Location: Berwick ARC
Level 1
Hi guys
I'm needing to get in touch with a lady on here

User name is STzar

In regards to something they have for sale
I've sent like 3 pm's with no reply

Just thought maybe some1 might now this users details
And could get in touch and let them no to check there Vichorse

Thanks in advance
 Topic: Breyer Horses?
Breyer Horses? [message #3284718] Sun, 06 September 2015 10:44
Messages: 4808
Registered: March 2008
Step away from the computer,
I have a couple of Breyer's here that I picked up in the UK at Hamsley's.

They are:
Arabian mare - no 706 S Justadream (Traditional)
UK exclusive limited edition - no 1408 Pippin (Traditional)

There are a couple of S Justadream on ebay, advertised for a couple of hundred, but I'm not sure this is a clear indication.

Both are new and sealed in their boxes. Does anyone know where or how to determine their value? I don't collect them, so really have zero idea!

 Topic: Happy Father's Day
Happy Father's Day [message #3284708] Sun, 06 September 2015 08:43
  Mollynjosie  is currently offline Mollynjosie  
Messages: 1244
Registered: July 2011
Location: Vic
Completely Insane
to all those vic horse dads wishing you all a happy Father's Day.
To my dad wish you were here it's our first Father's Day without you
Rip dad
 Topic: DIY Browbands
DIY Browbands [message #3283027] Sat, 22 August 2015 09:04
  Eventing123  is currently offline Eventing123  
Messages: 135
Registered: July 2014
Level 3
Does spotlight have PVC plastic banding?
 Topic: photo says it all :)
photo says it all :) [message #3281832] Wed, 12 August 2015 17:46
  sarahmcnair  is currently offline sarahmcnair  
Messages: 50
Registered: February 2015
Location: leongatha
Level 4

YES, Thoroughbreds
Aren't for everyone...
But the BEST never is!
 Topic: funny pic
funny pic [message #3281803] Wed, 12 August 2015 15:26
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
Messages: 7813
Registered: March 2011
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 Topic: Ballarat area - recommendations for carpet steam or dry cleaner
Ballarat area - recommendations for carpet steam or dry cleaner [message #3280714] Wed, 05 August 2015 09:14
  JulieM  is currently offline JulieM  
Messages: 232
Registered: August 2011
Level 2
I am looking to have my carpets professionally steam or dry cleaned and would appreciate recommendations.

Rather than just picking a company from the phone book I would prefer to go with a recommended company.

Also if you used a company that you were NOT happy with a PM would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 Topic: Recruiting clicker-trained or rewards trained dogs for LTU study
Recruiting clicker-trained or rewards trained dogs for LTU study [message #3279086] Sun, 26 July 2015 23:27
Messages: 4319
Registered: May 2009
Step away from the computer,
Hi all,

I'm popping this up here for some students that I work with. They are investigating if and how dogs see visual illusions and are recruiting owners and dogs to take part in their study.

They need 6-8 dogs in the Melbourne area and 4 or so in the Bendigo area (my boys have just started Very Happy ). Owners need to be competent at rewards based training, using either a clicker or a marker word, and dogs will preferably have some experience in targetting (but they pick it up really quickly so it's not 100% necessary).

I've attached the recruitment info below, along with Lynna's contact details (L.Feng@latrobe.edu.au) so please get in touch if you are interested.

The training is easy and really fun - my boys are finished the first two games and they only started on Friday Smile


 Topic: Adopt A Cat!
Adopt A Cat! [message #3278306] Tue, 21 July 2015 18:30
Messages: 3735
Registered: May 2008
Unstoppable, ungaggable, unzippable
Sayda Hearts Home Rescue, is a newly formed rescue based in Gippsland!

Our group is run by entirely volunteers who just love their job!

We are currently focusing on the the cat population, to decrease the amount of feral cats, and placing many into homes.

We have a varying types of cats, suiting all lifestyles and environments.

Check out our Website: www.saydaheartshomerescue.com


 Topic: Beat the blues -depression awareness
Beat the blues -depression awareness [message #3278000] Sun, 19 July 2015 15:25
  horsey gal  is currently offline horsey gal  
Messages: 7264
Registered: September 2007
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
On the 26th of July I'm partaking in my first ever fun run, running 10km in support of beyond blue. An organisation raising awareness and support of depression and anxiety, something I have personally battled through myself, having overcome so much in the last year an a half, I wanted to push myself to overcome another challenge. A positive challenge. I wish I could help others like others have helped me, maybe some day I can inspire someone to keep fighting, to help them realise it will be okay, you will get through this, but the closest I can get to that right now is donating to an organisation who can help; through my participation in this event. If anyone would like to support this little challenge of mine and help raise money for beyond blue please hit the "donate now" button. Every bit of support is so very much appreciated ❤️ https://runmelbourne2015.everydayhero.com/au/belinda-4
I'm not asking for big amounts from anyone but every cent counts so does the support
 Topic: Spartan races?
Spartan races? [message #3277825] Fri, 17 July 2015 18:47
  willowbeast is currently online willowbeast  
Messages: 884
Registered: December 2011
Location: Lang Lang
Level 1 - Advanced

Anyone done them? Smile

I'm planning on giving it a go - just the 7k sprint - and looking for opinions!

I prefer the idea of the Spartan races as opposed to Tough Mudder because the electrocution becomeS less about fitness and more about how much you can physically endure! Shocked

How many times have you gone? Anybody made it to Beast?

Very Happy
 Topic: A couple more surveys about dogs (greyhounds) and welfare work
A couple more surveys about dogs (greyhounds) and welfare work [message #3274222] Thu, 18 June 2015 18:32
Messages: 4319
Registered: May 2009
Step away from the computer,
Hey all,

Just popping up a link to the newest online surveys relating to dogs in case anyone would like to participate. As per usual, all participation is warmly welcomed!

The first is a survey into people's feelings towards and views on the greyhound racing industry - this survey is open to everyone and the team on the project are hoping for as wide a distribution as possible, so please share if you know anyone who might be interested in having a say. You can find more info on the survey by visiting the Anthrozoology Research Group Facebook page (also a good place to ask questions)
http://latrobepsy.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VucTyWqoUdQ AaF

The second one is from a research group in SA who are looking into compassion fatigue in animal welfare workers and volunteers. This is a really important topic that we still don't really know enough about (we are catching up to the US, and a lot of their info is applicable to us, but there's been almost no research done locally and nothing recently). This one is for anyone who is currently working or volunteering with companion animals in any form of welfare-related work (pounds, shelters, rescues etc.).

https://animalsinsocietygroup.wordpress.com/participate-in-r esearch-projects/

 Topic: Another 195,000 vehicles added to Australian recall list
Another 195,000 vehicles added to Australian recall list [message #3273281] Wed, 10 June 2015 21:52
  sprintman  is currently offline sprintman  
Messages: 1955
Registered: December 2010
Location: ACT
Stark, Raving Bonkers
Mazda and Nissan just added to last weeks Honda and Chrysler announcements. 850,000 odd now for the air bag problem which has killed at least 6 people.

UNDERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. OVERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the rear. HORSEPOWER is how fast you hit the wall. TORQUE is how far you take the wall with you.
 Topic: Interesting news tonight.
Interesting news tonight. [message #3270474] Wed, 20 May 2015 19:29
Messages: 7457
Registered: October 2005
Location: SEDC
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
I know which I prefer.

 Topic: Bluetooth/Phone/UHF
Bluetooth/Phone/UHF [message #3265860] Tue, 21 April 2015 08:39
  Lizz  is currently offline Lizz  
Messages: 774
Registered: September 2007
Level 1 - Advanced
So on my new car (due to be picked up this week), it has a really old 40 channel UHF, and the factory fitted radio.

I am used to having my iphone connect via bluetooth for music/phone calls etc.

Considering I will eventually get an 80 channel digital UHF, and I need the radio to have iphone connectivity, is there a magical beast that does all of this in one?

Or recommendations about good quality head units that I can play music through/phone calls/radio, and the separate UHF.

 Topic: Horse shooting false alarm
Horse shooting false alarm [message #3265219] Thu, 16 April 2015 14:51
  poss  is currently offline poss  
Messages: 207
Registered: February 2008
Location: Maroondah ARC
Level 2
POLICE have poured cold water on reports that a number of horses had been shot in the Yarra Valley earlier this month.
Other media outlets reported last week that a horse in Dixons Creek had been shot, after a Facebook post from the horse’s distressed owner.
The post, which was put online on Monday 6 April, featured numerous photos of the horse, with a wound resembling a gunshot, and the owner said they had heard of other horses being fatally shot at the same time.
Numerous follow-up posts appeared from outraged residents, calling for the shooter to be found.
But Yarra Ranges Criminal Investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Mark Smithwick told the Mail that there had been no shooter, with a vet-check confirming the horse had impaled itself.
“There’s nothing in it,” Det Sgt Smithwick said.
“A vet checked the horse and it had impaled itself on something.
“It had some sort of impaling-type wound, like a stick.”
 Topic: just for a laugh
just for a laugh [message #3264300] Fri, 10 April 2015 08:06
philm  is currently offline philm  
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2010
Level 5


 Topic: Albury/ wodonga
Albury/ wodonga [message #3264210] Thu, 09 April 2015 11:28
  Mollynjosie  is currently offline Mollynjosie  
Messages: 1244
Registered: July 2011
Location: Vic
Completely Insane
for those who can't travel to echuca, were in luck a new horse & saddlery sale will start up at the wodonga exhibition centre. May 2nd starting 10 am for saddlery & 12 noon for horses.

Saw it in weekly times today 8th April if anyone wants to read about it.
 Topic: Equine Nursing!!!!!!!!!
Equine Nursing!!!!!!!!! [message #3264103] Wed, 08 April 2015 18:42
  jumper21  is currently offline jumper21  
Messages: 181
Registered: January 2012
Level 2
I need some help, im trying to find more information on equine nursing. finding it really hard to find a job in a vet clinic, as you have to already have a job before you start the course, which to me doesnt make sense.. But if there are any vet nurses out there who can help me out, tell me what i need to do to have more luck!
Thanks Smile
 Topic: Hunt for hendra on now..
Hunt for hendra on now.. [message #3253034] Fri, 06 February 2015 10:05
Messages: 17753
Registered: January 2007
Location: IRC
The forum drove me to drink. Remind me to thank it.
With all the hoohaa going on with EA atm I thought some maybe find it interesting. The hunt for hendra is on channel One right now.
 Topic: Echuca sale
Echuca sale [message #3252944] Thu, 05 February 2015 20:12
  Mollynjosie  is currently offline Mollynjosie  
Messages: 1244
Registered: July 2011
Location: Vic
Completely Insane
As post says interested in who bought what at the sale.
Last sale that is.

[Updated on: Fri, 06 February 2015 12:25]

 Topic: Please Vote for Jack!
Please Vote for Jack! [message #3252213] Mon, 02 February 2015 11:29
  maddy.  is currently offline maddy.  
Messages: 584
Registered: July 2009
Level 1
While I personally do not know this dog or the owner, I'd love to see Jack win this PetVote competition.
I think the prize draw is up around $1,000 and if they win, the money will be donated to Staffords in Need Very Happy

Please click on the link below and vote!


 Topic: Wasn't there something about sock match?
Wasn't there something about sock match? [message #3250856] Mon, 26 January 2015 23:00
  BelleJournee  is currently offline BelleJournee  
Messages: 1649
Registered: March 2010
Completely Insane
This guy has created 'thong match' for lonely thongs.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/south/karl-gautam-ma y-just-have-found-the-solution-to-thong-blowouts-this-is-hav ymatch/story-fni9llv7-1227197517850

Secondhand Saddlery- http://secondhandsaddlery.net
 Topic: Wrought Iron Products.
Wrought Iron Products. [message #3250709] Mon, 26 January 2015 09:03
Messages: 7457
Registered: October 2005
Location: SEDC
This computer will self destruct in 10 posts
I am after a wrought iron shoe rack for my back door.

Can anybody help me around the Cranbourne area.


 Topic: my new toy at work
icon14.gif  my new toy at work [message #3244487] Mon, 29 December 2014 17:35
  southwardkiwi  is currently offline southwardkiwi  
Messages: 85
Registered: August 2011
Location: warkworth pony club
Level 3
i am driving this truck and trailer while the regular driver is away on holiday..alan
 Topic: Video Camera
Video Camera [message #3243754] Thu, 25 December 2014 19:16
forevereventing  is currently offline forevereventing  
Messages: 13
Registered: August 2014
Location: Seymour
Level 5
Hey everyone,

I recently got a decent video camera, not the best but a good one. It has 720 HD and 20p with 16x.

It films amazing with the sun behind me with auto scene settings, but I can not figure out how to make it look good in the shade. It looks really horrible and almost purple like in the shade.

The instructions do not mention anything about a setting that helps with shade.

I would really appreciate it.
 Topic: Mortons Neuroma
Mortons Neuroma [message #3240632] Thu, 11 December 2014 16:41
Messages: 229
Registered: April 2013
Location: Perth
Level 2
I'm bed bound for 3 days after just having had my neuromas burnt off with a high frequency radio pulse.
Neuromas are terribly common apparently so does anyone out there suffer from them?
I've had mine for 10 years but only just doing something about them now. Apparently I had two and didn't even know it.
This newest procedure was recommended over surgery as it's less invasive and just as, if not more effective. Here's hoping.
 Topic: Black Beauty channel 9 now!
Black Beauty channel 9 now! [message #3239084] Sat, 06 December 2014 12:59
  gizmo  is currently offline gizmo  
Messages: 4078
Registered: October 2005
Location: Yarra Valley VIC
Step away from the computer,
Missed some of it, but it's still on. Smile

I can't...I have horseriding
 Topic: Scotch with two drops of water
Scotch with two drops of water [message #3235895] Mon, 24 November 2014 08:11
  Gabbi  is currently offline Gabbi  
Messages: 1142
Registered: June 2009
Location: WAHRC & YARC
Level 1 - Advanced
A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and orders a Scotch with two drops of water. As the bartender gives her the drink she says,

'I'm on this cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday and it's today....'

The bartender says, 'Well, since it's your birthday, I'll buy you a drink. In fact, this one is on me.'

As the woman finishes her drink, the woman to her right says, 'I would like to buy you a drink, too.'

The old woman says, 'Thank you. Bartender, I want a Scotch with two drops of water.'

'Coming up,' says the bartender

As she finishes that drink, the man to her left says, 'I would like to buy you one, too.'

The old woman says, 'Thank you. Bartender, I want another Scotch with two drops of water.'

'Coming right up,' the bartender says.

As he gives her the drink, he says, 'Ma'am, I'm dying of curiosity. Why the Scotch with only two drops of water?'

The old woman replies, 'Sonny, when you're my age, you've learned how to hold your liquor. Holding your water, however, is a whole other issue.'

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

No man is a failure who has friends

 Topic: Wandin Park
Wandin Park [message #3235224] Thu, 20 November 2014 21:10
  dun_n_dusted  is currently offline dun_n_dusted  
Messages: 103
Registered: December 2012
Level 3
Hi Everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has jumped the grade 4 or 5 cross country course at Wandin Park?

you have any photos?
 Topic: Help me find a picture
Help me find a picture [message #3234670] Tue, 18 November 2014 22:02
  gizmo  is currently offline gizmo  
Messages: 4078
Registered: October 2005
Location: Yarra Valley VIC
Step away from the computer,
Remember that cute picture of the boy on Santa's knee reading his wishlist...


Yep, you remember the one Smile
Well, I need the other one that was written and posted on the net, it's similar and just as good, but I can't find it anywhere, so I need your help please. It may have even been posted on VH last year sometime.


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I can't...I have horseriding
 Topic: Looking for a plasterer in the Lilydale area
Looking for a plasterer in the Lilydale area [message #3234655] Tue, 18 November 2014 20:59
  Joyfyl  is currently offline Joyfyl  
Messages: 30
Registered: September 2014
Level 4
I need a plasterer to do a small job ... new cornice and the ceiling fixed

[Updated on: Tue, 18 November 2014 21:00]

 Topic: Fruit Picking in The Dandenong/Yarra Valley
Fruit Picking in The Dandenong/Yarra Valley [message #3234562] Tue, 18 November 2014 16:21
  Bonnie  is currently offline Bonnie  
Messages: 1724
Registered: September 2013
Completely Insane
My sister and I are currently looking for work picking fruit in the valley (Warburton and onwards towards lilydale including Hoddles Creek, Beenak, etc.) and Dandenongs (Silvan and up the mountain)

What is the recommended job - berries, cherries, etc.

Where is the 'hot spots' for it... She's tried some of parker road and only has had one interest as all others go through agencies...

Putting wanted add in non-commercial too.. (or commercial??)

[Updated on: Tue, 18 November 2014 16:44]

The word 'good' is a bad word. It is elitist. Good is blind to those who try.

My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.

Chantelle xoxo
 Topic: e3live??
e3live?? [message #3232419] Tue, 11 November 2014 21:57
  Peepaboo  is currently offline Peepaboo  
Messages: 891
Registered: April 2011
Level 1 - Advanced
Has anyone used it? Either for themselves or equine? www.e3live.com
 Topic: Riding lessons Europe.
Riding lessons Europe. [message #3231491] Sat, 08 November 2014 07:52
  caitie0  is currently offline caitie0  
Messages: 216
Registered: November 2012
Location: Australia
Level 2
Has anyone had riding lessons preferably in Vienna or (bratislava,Budapest, but won't count on those countries), as I am currently here would like to get a lesson or go on a trial ride, something that I can get to by public transport if possible

( have tried googling it, but haven't had much luck)

[Updated on: Sat, 08 November 2014 07:52]

 Topic: Marketing Co-Coordinator - Job Avail
Marketing Co-Coordinator - Job Avail [message #3231012] Thu, 06 November 2014 10:59
  Angela99  is currently offline Angela99  
Messages: 156
Registered: July 2014
Location: Melbourne
Level 2
If anyone is looking for a part time marketing role, PM me and I can provide more details Smile *must have some graphics skills, excellent written and communication skills. Based in the outer suburbs and opportunity to do part time from home. Ideal for a mum getting back into work.
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