I wanted to build a shed. Not a house, a shed. The fact was clearer in my mind than the reasons. A shed, especially of the three-wall hayshed variety, sounds cold, gaunt, comfortless – so how to explain my chronic shed-o-philia? My love of what
This morning brought the first frost of the season. I wanted it to be the first video, too. Admittedly, the vid was a bit scrappy (pyjamas, no makeup, handshake) but I got out of bed in like 2 degrees specially to make it for you,
So just to keep y’all in the picture, and because there’s a bit of history here already (two years, to be precise) I’m thinking I’ll do one front-story, so to speak, then one back-story. Alternating. Take it in turns you guys. I know you want
Published: SMH May 2, 2020 Missy the black Burmese is an intrepid mouser. That’s her inner Artemis, the huntress. But she’s an equally determined sub-doona foot-snuggler. A lifetime house cat, she’s an early adopter of the COVID lifestyle, always eager to sneak out but still
So, bit of a freak-out this morning. After a wild and woolly night we woke to find the power had died. No tea, no coffee machine but, worse, no wifi! No mobile! I suddenly see why farmers have a belt-and-braces mentality. I had a
Coming soon: So what is Broken Creek, exactly? We call it ‘the farm.’ Sometimes we say ‘tiny farm’ or model farm – but it’s not a hobby-farm. The Tax Office would disagree….
The world is in shutdown, yes? Well, actually, no. You and I are in shutdown, strapped to the chair, straitjacketed and muzzled. But the land-clearers, fossil-fuel extractors, single-use plastic waste generators and grabbit-and-run developers are more avid than ever. They’re not just proceeding apace. They’re
By Jonathan Green on Blueprint Share Facebook Twitter Mail Download Home, privacy and domesticity during a pandemic (12.27 MB) Download 12.27 MB As we face indefinite quarantine, where we live, the houses that shelter us, have never been more important. Being confined for a long
Last post, first post (trumpets, fanfare) Anzac Day 2020 This is a story shaped, like most human stories, by fear. This year, more than most, has roiled with it. January began shrouded in thick smoke, ringed by fire. Easter, the season of sacrifice, death and
——————————————————————————– Pub: Sydney Morning Herald Pubdate: 22-Aug-2009 Edition: First Section: News and Features Subsection: Opinion Page: 9 Wordcount: 789 Take it or leave it, Sydney: your ticket to Tiger town Elizabeth Farrelly What is it about this town? Not so long ago, we had trams.