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Warren snaps some cool shots at Clermont farm this week

Icicles hang from a barbed wire fence at Warren Marr's lucerne farm near Clermont.
Icicles hang from a barbed wire fence at Warren Marr's lucerne farm near Clermont. Warren Marr

CLERMONT farmer Warren Marr wouldn't call himself a photographer.

But these amazing photos snapped on his iPhone earlier this week would beg to differ.

"It just goes to show you can have all the best gear but sometimes you just need to be in the right place at the right time," he said yesterday.

Clermont was Queensland's coldest town on Tuesday morning, with the temperature reaching a chilly minus-five degrees.

"We are irrigating a new paddock to put lucerne in so there was plenty of water around," Warren said.

"That's why it got stuck to the barbed wire and all the steel."

While frost can be costly to farmers, he said thankfully it didn't have much effect on lucerne.

Clermont farmer Warren Marr.
Clermont farmer Warren Marr. Contributed

 

Meanwhile, Ergon Energy's Bob Pleash has the power to cut your electricity bill by potentially hundreds of dollars.

Well, at least he can try with the handful of energy-efficient initiatives he has up his woollen sleeves this cold winter.

Mr Pleash advised Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast residents to consider two of the most energy-efficient ways to keep snug in the wake of Wednesday morning's minimum temperature of 3.9 degrees.

Here is the forecast for the next four days for Rockhampton:

Saturday - Minimum 13. Maximum 25

Sunday - Minimum 11. Maximum 23

Monday - Minimum 8. Maximum 22

Tuesday - Minimum 5. Maximum 24

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