Category Archives: McClure News

You are a Wonderful Mother – by Grace McClure

We are so proud of our Gracie’s book – You are a Wonderful Mother.

“Everything is fixable”, Grace McClure’s trainer told her during a dark time when she thought nothing she did was of worth and she herself was worth nothing. We all face moments of fear, doubt and depression, and sometimes these moments feel like they will last forever. In the face of this, the answer is a flame, a voice inside of us simply waiting for us to quiet down and listen. Continue reading

Anzac Day 2011

Alice-planting-treeLest we forget

We celebrated the ANZAC Easter weekend in 2011 in the outback with horses and planting trees.

Alice McClure, Graham Hudson and daughter Abbie, and Janie and grandson Harry Ashby, planted all sorts of trees at the Musheroo Homestead on Nelyambo Sydney Road. The old Musheroo Homestead is being slowly resurrected with style, class and a touch of wildness by Janie and her team. Once mature, these trees will not only add majesty to the homestead, but also hold the honour of being remembered as Musheroo Homestead’s 2011 ANZAC trees. Continue reading

Janie celebrates her 60th in true Rural Organic style

Happy-Birthday-Janie1950 was a good year in Australia.

The School of the Air broadcast their first ever radio lesson using the transmitter at the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Base at Alice Springs.

The first Australian university was founded in Sydney.

Australians started the ‘Chop Picnic’ — build a fire under a flat piece of metal between a couple of rocks or bricks and cook a few chops on it — beginning the tradition of the great Aussie barbeque.

And Janie Guthrie was born to the best fat lamb producer in the Adelaide Hills. Continue reading

World Organic Congress – Italy, June 2008

Janie at World Organic Congress 2008In 2008, Rural Organics was invited to give a presentation at the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) only occurs every three years. It is the largest and most important meeting of the organic sector and an honour to be invited.

We arrived in Modena, Italy via Bologna and Rome Saturday June 14th 2008.

Besides my Rural Organics presentation  at the World Organic Congress, I also attended the following venues & sessions. Continue reading

Chrissie’s great achievement

chrissie_smlChrissie, the oldest of the McClure Daughters, recently gained her Master of of Teaching in Primary Education, she already has her Bachelor of Nursing. On completion of her nursing degree, she assisted in operating rooms at the Womens and Childrens Hospital in Adelaide. Whilst in the outback she was always there to assist her people in times of accident or illness. Continue reading