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A brief synopsis of a 5 day trip I am just back from to the Darling Downs, Chinchilla, Miles, Roma, Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, so many interesting places to visit and learn about, including the introduction of the Catoblastis moth from South America to the Chinchilla area, the caterpillar has almost eradicated the prickly pear is the area !! bet apart from Bob J not many know that! Held some fossilised wood, it’s very heavy and experienced  great country hospitality, it’s been a tough 2 years for them.

Jimbour House, photo posted last for some reason! built in 1842, with lunch in the garden.

Historical Village Museum, at Miles.

Roma Sale Yards, the largest in Australia, about 6,000 cattle sold at a sale, takes from 8am till 3pm. Not my sort of place, but spoke to an official observer who was there to ensure all done properly.

Visited Mount Hope Farm that as well as farming, does bed & breakfast, has a lovely lit up barn for functions, and gas wells on the property, all needed to supplement income. There were loads of gas wells in the Roma area.

paddock to plate lunch at another lovely house.

Condabilla fish farm near Chinchilla breeding Murray Cod.

Scotty’s Garage in the Lockyer Valley, the barn is full of motor memorabilia, with a totally unexpected American Diner at the rear, complete with a working Wurlitzer juke box!

it was such an interesting and enjoyable trip

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On 27/03/2022 at 13:33, ramot said:

imageproxy.php?img=&key=578e852abf1eefa4A brief synopsis of a 5 day trip I am just back from to the Darling Downs, Chinchilla, Miles, Roma, Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, so many interesting places to visit and learn about, including the introduction of the Catoblastis moth from South America to the Chinchilla area, the caterpillar has almost eradicated the prickly pear is the area !! bet apart from Bob J not many know that! Held some fossilised wood, it’s very heavy and experienced  great country hospitality, it’s been a tough 2 years for them.

Jimbour House, photo posted last for some reason! built in 1842, with lunch in the garden.

Historical Village Museum, at Miles.

Roma Sale Yards, the largest in Australia, about 6,000 cattle sold at a sale, takes from 8am till 3pm. Not my sort of place, but spoke to an official observer who was there to ensure all done properly.

Visited Mount Hope Farm that as well as farming, does bed & breakfast, has a lovely lit up barn for functions, and gas wells on the property, all needed to supplement income. There were loads of gas wells in the Roma area.

paddock to plate lunch at another lovely house.

Condabilla fish farm near Chinchilla breeding Murray Cod.

Scotty’s Garage in the Lockyer Valley, the barn is full of motor memorabilia, with a totally unexpected American Diner at the rear, complete with a working Wurlitzer juke box!

it was such an interesting and enjoyable trip

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Many of the places we visited flooded only a few days after our trip last week,, so tough on everyone affected again in such a short time, just when things  were starting to pick up.

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Lovely

The first and last photos look absolutely gorgeous

You mentioned the last photo was Jimbour House ......but what was the first one? Were they the same place?

Interesting they are breeding Murray Cod in QLD. Are they planning on repopulating The Murray, or are they selling the fish commercially for food?

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12 hours ago, BeachBabe2022 said:

Lovely

The first and last photos look absolutely gorgeous

You mentioned the last photo was Jimbour House ......but what was the first one? Were they the same place?

Interesting they are breeding Murray Cod in QLD. Are they planning on repopulating The Murray, or are they selling the fish commercially for food?

Yes first photo was lunch under the shade of a lovely tree in the gardens of J House.  M Cod for commercial only. 

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Lovely photos, and sounds like a great road trip!  Thanks for sharing.

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On 21/04/2022 at 10:17, BeachBabe2022 said:

Lovely

The first and last photos look absolutely gorgeous

You mentioned the last photo was Jimbour House ......but what was the first one? Were they the same place?

Interesting they are breeding Murray Cod in QLD. Are they planning on repopulating The Murray, or are they selling the fish commercially for food?

@BeachBabe2022 Some good murray cod in the Condamine-Balonne system, which is a feeder to the Darling River, which is a feeder to the Murray River. Indeed the whole Murray-Darling System is the natural home for them. Actually I have never seen murray cod as a commercial fishery.

A beaut looking fish with its green mottling. It is also known by its Aboriginal name of goodoo.

Have caught many of them in the New England ranges of NSW, in the Severn River. Virtually every westward flowing stream/river in NSW and south east Qld  holds murray cod.

Cheers, Bobj.

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4 hours ago, Bobj said:

@BeachBabe2022 Some good murray cod in the Condamine-Balonne system, which is a feeder to the Darling River, which is a feeder to the Murray River. Indeed the whole Murray-Darling System is the natural home for them. Actually I have never seen murray cod as a commercial fishery.

A beaut looking fish with its green mottling. It is also known by its Aboriginal name of goodoo.

Have caught many of them in the New England ranges of NSW, in the Severn River. Virtually every westward flowing stream/river in NSW and south east Qld  holds murray cod.

Cheers, Bobj.

Condabilla fish farm near Chinchilla, just googled it and it says permanently closed? We were there only a few weeks ago, wonder if the floods just after we were there was the cause?

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3 hours ago, ramot said:

Condabilla fish farm near Chinchilla, just googled it and it says permanently closed? We were there only a few weeks ago, wonder if the floods just after we were there was the cause?

Most likely the big breeder cod managed to evade capture.

Now, where is my cod fishing gear? But then, we have barramundi in the sea in front of us.

Cheers. Bobj.

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