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 […]

Heartbroken

I’m not sure I’m ready to make this post but here I am, anyway. About three weeks ago I, my son and my Dad drove to the end of our road and walked into the forest there. We walked along a new track, made for trucks and heavy machinery. We met neighbours along the way, […]

We are elemental beings, moved by primal forces

What a glorious Sunday it is. Blue sky, nothing but blue sky. A warm, dry breeze blowing from the North West. I just got out of the creek, which is still beautifully brimming and rushing, but far gentler than it has been. I took a tyre down (woops, must return those borrowed tyres to the […]