A Promise I have Found to be True

Last Sunday one of the heifers birthed a brand new calf (I’m not actually sure how any other kind of ‘birth’ is possible... But it just sounded good). After the fires and floods, COVID and drought, it was the first calf born on our farm for more than a year. After all of the events ...

2020-10-22T08:22:05+11:00Thursday, 22 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

So how was your holiday break? Let me tell you about mine……

Week 1 12/10/2020 How was your holiday break? Well, that’s enough about you! Ask me how mine was. Thanks for asking, let me tell you all about it… The first week we won’t talk about. It was mostly working around the farm getting things sorted. All a bit boring. The second week. Well, let’s just ...

2020-10-20T13:55:26+11:00Monday, 12 October 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Give it a Red Hot Crack!

Week 3 11/8/2020 Race tracks are like people. Once you get to know them, you discover most have a personality... Ringwood Motorsport Park near Newcastle is one of those technical, tight, low-speed tracks. It’s a frustrating place in a heavy and powerful car that likes to be turned loose. Any track that we don’t use ...

2020-10-20T14:45:30+11:00Friday, 14 August 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Every Problem has a Solution

So we got a week or so away camping down near Newcastle during the holidays. The lead up had been pretty hectic, and I hadn’t been well for a couple of weeks, but we just knew we had to get away for a bit. Armed with three ‘negative’ COVID-19 test results under my armpit, we ...

2020-10-20T14:45:36+11:00Thursday, 6 August 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

What are you serious about?

For me it is sport. It is the combination of intellectual challenge and physical endurance where you wear the other side down to the point where their heads explode. It is a combination of cracking moves and outright cheating that pushes the other side towards mental breakdown. I am, of course, talking about the playing ...

2020-10-20T14:45:54+11:00Friday, 26 June 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

There is nothing ever really old……

So there are these windows. Twenty years ago I came across this set of windows. They were being chucked out by someone, and to be honest I forget who, but I saw the potential. I just knew that hiding under all of that tacky white paint that was all peeled and cracked was cedar. And ...

2020-10-20T14:46:05+11:00Friday, 12 June 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|

Where do you stand on the podium?

There are two ways to look at this! One way is, ‘I came third in the Australian Championships… flogged, beaten, thrashed, I’ll never get behind the wheel of a race car again, nobody will ever respect me, the glass is less than half full!’. The other way to look at life, ‘I had a great ...

2020-10-20T14:47:14+11:00Friday, 8 May 2020|Brisby's Blog, From the Principal|
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