COUNTRY NOTES: LATE AUTUMN HARVEST

The busy time of the preserving year is just about finished here in beautiful Gippsland, Victoria dairy country.  I have had a lot of produce from the garden this year, thanks to my efforts in the autumn of 2017 with regards to soil amendments.  I practice organic gardening principles of feeding up the soil, rather… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: LATE AUTUMN HARVEST

TEDDY’S GRIEF

One cold late spring day in our South Australian garden, Priscilla our darling Maltese came across something near the big pine tree.  I investigated immediately in this snake ridden part of the world only to find a tiny bird with no feathers at all, save for a hint of a fluffy top knot, lying on… Continue reading TEDDY’S GRIEF

COUNTRY NOTES: SUMMER/AUTUMN GARDEN

Late summer is here yet the season is really early autumn with all the abundance of the garden waiting for attention

THE INSECT COLLECTION

I don’t know what it is about art and artists around the world.  I mix exclusively with artists and I can assure you all of us have our predilections in what we create.  I have a “split personality” artistically speaking as I am both an acrylic and pastel painter and bead embroiderer.  Lately since our… Continue reading THE INSECT COLLECTION

COUNTRY NOTES: BAKING FOR YOUR SOUL AND STOMACH

It’s getting to be that cold time of the year here in country Victoria with very cold nights, followed by some sunny days that melt off the frost and fog.  We are waiting for the autumn rains to arrive.  A pot of lovely home made soup sustains the soul.  So do my substantial chutney scones… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: BAKING FOR YOUR SOUL AND STOMACH