Hello there! Ive been quietly reading this forum for a few months now. I Finally registered myself tongiht and thought I would say hello. So...G'day! Firstly; this is the greatest site on the interent, its now my homepage :worship: . You are a great bunch of people. The way you help without judgment is fantastic, the ideas and research are top rate. Thanks for everything so far. Second; for those currently feeling the cold....it was 40 degrees here today, and I mean celsius. Thats 104 degrees F for you all (its summer down in this hemisphere remeber). Believe me, I would like to swap places too. Its 11.30 at night and still 75F. Ive been on death watch in the garden as the last 2 days have been over 100F as well, that makes 3 days in a row of 100+. Sure is ripening up the plums and apricots quick . Tomatoes havent gone red yet , but thats a question for another time. Thirdly; Anyone else on this site from Aus? I was hoping there was someone out there you could help translate seasons, temperatures and everything else. Lastly, My wife and I have just sold our Sydney home, the first step to realising our homesteading dream. Its now time to look for a farm that we can call home and raise our family (just had a baby girl 4 weeks ago). We have moved to Canberra (our version of Washington DC) as this area is where we will work 'real' jobs ('real' annoying) while we set up our farm. Its so exciting!! My First Thread...cant wait to talk to you all. RAF Havent figured out the signature yet, but will work on it now.