Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

On finding the last fig

I’m reading a wonderful book by Kate Llewellyn, A Fig at the Gate, in which the author describes her efforts to establish a productive garden in a windswept Adelaide suburb. … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 12 Comments

Why I wrote this book

Natasha Mitchell (host of Life Matters on Radio National, 9am every weekday morning) interviewed two of the extraordinary farmers featured in my new book, Australian Farming Families. ‘So, Deb Hunt, why did you … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

Love that beef

Look what arrived the day after we got back from William Creek. I never thought I’d get excited at the prospect of an eighth of a cow arriving at the … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 15 Comments

That old chestnut

No wonder they looked like chestnuts. They are chestnuts. The tree at the front of our house is a Moreton Bay Chestnut, a Blackbean (Castanospermum australe). It’s an evergreen Australian … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

Moving house is not stressful

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful life events, up there with divorce or death. I disagree. We moved from Broken Hill to Sydney this week. … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

The romance of green and gold

I drove through the green and gold of WA’s central wheat belt this week and felt like winding down the window to shout Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi! The … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

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