Monthly Archives: November 2017

Seasonal Observations for Nov:2017

1 Nov – grape vine is starting to get nibbled at by tiny Vine Moth caterpillars. 4 Nov – Watercress around town in the streams continues to flower. By the end of the month the council had also slashed or … Continue reading

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Departure from Chaos

Dear Reader, If you are a practitioner of the gentle and subtle art of ‘reading between the lines’ you may be interested to know – that perhaps you were right – this blog has become a collision. A mish mash … Continue reading

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The Throwing of the Seed

The new garden is bolting. Seeds are ripening and reaching for the sky. It is coming to a close, the initial burst of vigor. Underneath this cloak of leaves and seeding pods are pumpkins and melons. Growing, engorging themselves towards … Continue reading

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Grazers

We don’t need to go too far out of town to be able to see Kangaroos. They mingle in the fields with cattle and sheep, grazing on the grass and lazing under trees in the heat of the day. Much … Continue reading

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Retrofitting the Suburbs *

  Self-reliance. . . It has always been an economic foundation of every society in history, it’s just that in the┬ásuper-charged affluence of the past couple of decades we’ve managed to suck it dry and shift everything up, into the … Continue reading

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Rabbit Welfare

Today the rabbit kits are thirteen days of age. Their eyes had now opened and they are moving about. One of the kits was making its first outing into the hutch from the nest. Prodding Blackberry for a bit of … Continue reading

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Nothing but Flowers . . .

This used to be real estate Now it’s only fields and trees Where, where is the town? Now, it’s nothing but flowers The highways and cars Were sacrificed for agriculture I thought that we’d start over But I guess I … Continue reading

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