Sauna Reconstruction

In the last few years the sauna firebox has been springing leaks that let out smoke and made the experience less than optimal unless one wants to be cured like bacon.  My welding repairs have been successful until the last few months when it … [Continue reading]

Feelin’ Good

Everything feels really good down here on the fungus farm.   You know and appreciate feeling good when you have just gone through a period of feeling bad.  The contrast heightens the pleasure.  My bit of feeling bad was maybe 5 … [Continue reading]

Sad and Lonely

I really thought the relationship would work. I was willing to make changes to my lifestyle and go the hard yards but for reasons I don't know, it didn't work out.  The initial signs were good with him willing to be stroked and handled and soon … [Continue reading]

The New Lodger

In a few days time I am going to have a lodger staying for an unknown length of time at the homestead.  I have lived alone for about 16 years and rather got used to it, and come to rather like it, not having to take anyone else's opinions into … [Continue reading]

Water World, G-Rated Version

March has been a bit damp up here in FNQ.  At times the whole world seems to be water.  Water falling in torrents, pouring off the roof, pooling into puddles and lakes, sloshing around underfoot, running in rivulets, before roaring off down … [Continue reading]

Picking up the Pieces

After the flooding and my adventures in childminding, I got to survey the damage to the hydro system and the ram pump.  First glance, it's still there, and so is the lightweight roof suspended on cables spanning the creek.  This tells … [Continue reading]

BOM Bomb

The Bureau of Meteorology is pretty good most of the time, but they missed out predicting the amount of rain that would fall on Possum Valley in the last few days.  By about a factor of 10.  Even after a day or two of deluge, they were … [Continue reading]

Job Satisfaction

It might be a bit presumptuous of me to talk about job satisfaction, given that I went from school to aged pension with less than a total of 5 years in paid employment, but hey, that might be give me perspective rather than being a … [Continue reading]