Spring Has Sprung

..........the flowers is riz, I wonder where the birdies iz? They say the birds are on the wing, But that's absurd, the wing is on the bird. This piece of doggerel from my father was my first introduction to poetry.  Then came … [Continue reading]

Ram Works

When I first came to Possum Valley 40 years ago, there was no road in and no even a walking track.  I hacked a way through the rainforest, set up tiny tent and a few sheets of tin on wobbly poles for a kitchen and started building a house, now … [Continue reading]

Little Angels

Last week I had the pleasure of a visit from my youngest daughter Josie and her two grandkids from Darwin.  They are Huon 5 and Evie 3.  What a pleasure to see them again.  I regularly babysit my other grandkids, Henry 4 and Philip 2, … [Continue reading]

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]