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A farm dog small in stature but big on work ethic is proving her worth on a family property where she does more than just round up sheep.

Lexie the Jack Russell has also learnt to drive the tracks of her 200-hectare home near Hamilton in south-west Victoria.

Why? You may ask. Why not, says Cam Zschech, who is Lexie's best mate.

Mr Zschech, 21, grew up on his dad's farm.

He works all week in the timber industry then at the farm on weekends.

Armed with a sense of humour dry as stubble, the young man grabs moments of fun in between the long hours of hard work, which is how Lexie got an opportunity in the driver's seat.


How bloody Australian can you get /!!
 


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We could also have a chat about .....Global Warming.;.....the topic, that when mentioned......has an immediate effect of causing people's eyes to glaze over.....a bit like the effect of mentioning that operating system called, Linux....


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""For Pacific Island nations, climate change is not a debatable future concern open to interpretation, but a present reality that boils down to one fundamental question: can we afford to entertain the possibility that climate change is not an urgent existential threat, and be wrong?""

On the front lines, the answer is simple: No.
 
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I was very sorry to hear about the death of one of Australia's great cricketers Andrew Symonds after the loss of Shane Warne both died too young, Many great memories of their performances at test level.
 
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Absolutely. Both of them being true Aussie larrikins.....with hearts of gold.
 
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Climate change has made old measures predicting weather events in Australia 'essentially worthless'

The house below used to sit at a 'normal' height above the ground...probably around half a metre to a metre.

In 2017, just months after th owner finished renovating and moved in, Lismore was hit with its worst floods in 40 years.

A foot of water gushed through her newly renovated home.

So....she had it raised...to 4 Metres above the ground

Safe?........NO.


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She said it was as high as was legally allowed, and it put her floor 80cm above what was known as Lismore's crucial "one in 100 year flood" level.
It is a marker used by state governments and local councils around the country to determine "flood planning levels" — the level above which new houses must be built.


"I believed that raising the house would make it flood safe," Ms Groves said.
But in February this year, another unprecedented flood swept through the town.

Ms Groves ended up with 1.25m of water through her home — a flood more than two metres above the one-in-100-year-flood level.

So...you don't really believe in climate change?/?.....are you sure about that ?


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Holy ball, that's intense.

To put things in perspective, my area gets about 4m of snow in a winter, though the last few have been a bit lacking - but this past year wasn't *too* bad (meaning we still got plenty of snow).
 
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That's not bad. That's pretty sweet! That's like 16" of snow. That'd be a pretty solid storm even where I live.
 

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A farm dog small in stature but big on work ethic is proving her worth on a family property where she does more than just round up sheep.

Lexie the Jack Russell has also learnt to drive the tracks of her 200-hectare home near Hamilton in south-west Victoria.

Why? You may ask. Why not, says Cam Zschech, who is Lexie's best mate.

Mr Zschech, 21, grew up on his dad's farm.

He works all week in the timber industry then at the farm on weekends.

Armed with a sense of humour dry as stubble, the young man grabs moments of fun in between the long hours of hard work, which is how Lexie got an opportunity in the driver's seat.


How bloody Australian can you get /!!
That is absolutely one of the best videos I have seen in a long time!!!
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