Fivebough story

Subject: Fivebough story
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 09:52:41 +1000
I just thought I'd share this charming email I received this morning from a regular poster to the list. My reason for doing is partly therapeutic I'm afraid, because it did have the effect of upsetting me somewhat; I'm not sure that I deserved it, but then again I'm biased!

>Water flows into Fivebough or anywhere else in the real world are not in the realm of left-wing, farmer-phobic Canberra greenies. They should take their useless college degrees and have a sleep-over at Bob Brown's place.

For the record (in case I've somehow given the impression elsewhere), I'm far from being 'farmer-phobic'. I have farmers in the family, have spent time on the land and am a big fan of the Tuckerbil and Fivebough Trust, which mostly comprises farmers. (I'm also not certain what a 'college degree' is, but I don't have such a thing.) However, I don't suppose prejudice is that interested in facts.

OK , thanks for letting me get that off my chest. I'm always very welcoming of constructive criticism, but for now I've now adjusted my computer so it won't be receiving from that source in future.

happy birding all


Ian Fraser,  
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GPO Box 3268, Canberra, ACT 2601
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