Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The mighty young farmer from Masham

The young farmer was solidly built, a jolly lad, seemingly impervious to the weather. It was cold enough last Monday on the North Yorkshire moors for Clyde to be wearing … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 6 Comments

Picture of Happiness

It rained in Broken Hill yesterday, an English rain of low cloud, persistent drizzle and occasional heavy downpours. Wet leaves floated past, collecting in soggy piles and clogging the drains. … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 12 Comments

Many Happy Returns

It can’t be done, they said. It will never work. It was a chilly six degrees in Broken Hill this morning, and that was on the ground. Up in the … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shoelaces and supermarkets

There was a piece on the 7.30 report last night about a ‘perfect storm’ facing beef producers in Roma. Until yesterday I didn’t know where Roma was, now I’m looking … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Transplanting trees

I moved two fruit trees last year. An old shack on the corner of Zebina and Wyman was being knocked down to make way for three new houses and the … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.