Chooks I Have Loved and Lost

I take it back, Spring has not been gentle this year after all. She has returned to her usual harsh Australian beauty and horror. This morning I heard the doleful chirping of our lone teenage chicken, voice just on the cusp of breaking. I smiled to myself and wasn’t too perturbed that Mumma Chooka’s reassuring […]


Yesterday afternoon and again this afternoon, the sun came out. What is more magical than sunshine after so much rain? What is more wonderful than the warmth of it on your back as you sit outside (outside! without getting wet!) and eat your lunch on a stool on a sleepy Sunday afternoon? And as you […]