*Note: These hosts no longer live at Manners Creek Station
Location: QLD/ NT Border
Let me first introduce myself- I’m Jodie and together with my husband Dusty and three daughters Willow (1 year old), Jaz (2.5 years old) and Emily (15 years old) we manage Manners Creek Station- a cattle station on the QLD/NT border.
Manners Creek is just under two millions acres in size and is located approximately 300 kms south west of Mount Isa and 600 km east of Alice Springs. We normally have just one bore runner on staff and bring other staff in when we muster once a year.
I myself grew up less than 10km out of Melbourne’s CBD although I’ve always dreamt of living on a big farm… well at nearly 2 million acres I think I got my big farm! Dusty is a country boy at heart and we are living our dream raising our family in the wide open spaces of this beautiful country.
What happens when a city girl meets a bloke from the Northern Territory and follows him out to one of the most isolated areas in Australia with their newborn child? The past decade has been nothing short of adventure, fun and a whole lot of learning for Dusty and Jodie Grant and their family. […]
Host: Manners Creek Station Written by Jodie Grant – Manager, Manners Creek Station. One thing that has taken me a long time to get past is a fear of driving on dirt roads. I used to hate and I mean really hate driving on dirt roads to the point of pulling up half way sitting […]
Host: Manners Creek Station Written by Jodie Grant – Manager, Manners Creek Station. One very common topic when talking with people unfamiliar with outback living is having children in the middle of no where. Common comments are ‘but it’s not fair on the children’, ‘they can’t go to school’, ‘they will be disadvantaged with home […]
Host: Manners Creek Station Written by Jodie Grant – Manager, Manners Creek Station. When people ask me “Don’t you get bored living all the way out there in the middle of no where?” my response is that I would love some days to be boring! There is always something to do, something happening, and barely time […]
Host: Manners Creek Station Written by Jodie Grant – Manager, Manners Creek Station. Living where we do we don’t see rain much at all . . . in fact I think my two and a half year old daughter has seen rain (proper rain) perhaps three times in her life. She really doesn’t know what […]