“From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.” ~ Tony Hillerman It’s crazy wet in the Northern Rivers right now. It has rained, and rained and rained, and more rain is coming. Yesterday we moved the cows and baby calves from […]
Seeing Auras – The Day My Life Changed
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more […]
All The Ways You Never Knew You Matter
“Even very little things can change your destiny and throw you to a different path, to a different fate; you must never forget that even very little things have great powers!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan Sometimes we play a bigger role in the lives of other people than we can know. Your actions, choices and […]
Want to join me on Witch Camp?
“Yours are the only shoes made to walk your journey.” ~ C. F. Glassman I have some exciting news! My friend Maia Toll runs a couple of online courses every year, known as Witch Camp. Maia is a herbalist and wise woman, who is helping others to reclaim the word witch the way witch once […]
No Trouble Here!
“Whether you’re being good, or you’re up to no good, try not to look guilty.” ~ Jarod Kintz They look so sweet and innocent, don’t they? Bucket-Head Bert and Cafe Dog Harry… But looks can be deceiving. Could these two dogs possibly be responsible for: a) the raiding of the kitchen bin b) […]
Honouring the Living This ANZAC Day
“People always talk about how hard it can be to remember things – where they left their keys, or the name of an acquaintance – but no one ever talks about how much effort we put into forgetting. I am exhausted from the effort to forget… There are things that have to be forgotten if […]
Breathing Yourself To Sleep
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep, or falling back to sleep if you wake up during the night? One of the great issues that many lyme sufferers (like me) experience is insomnia, which […]
The Bucket Of Shame
“What strange creatures brothers are!” ― Jane Austen Bert has a significant wound under his jaw right now after surgery to remove a grass seed that had caused a huge abscess and infection. There are about twenty-five stitches, but in a place he can’t reach. The vets thought he’d be fine and didn’t place a dressing […]
Brave Nurse Bert’s Operation
“The world is come upon me, I used to keep it a long way off, But now I have been run over and I am in the hands of the hospital staff.” ― Stevie Smith, Selected Poems Poor Bert! The lump in his neck had not responded to antibiotics. As soon as we took him […]
A Morning Cup of Tea With Friends
“Think thoughts that make you happy. Do things that make you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good, and who cheer you on. Eat things that make your body feel good. Go at a pace that makes you feel good. Embrace Life… live!” ~ Angie Karan Shhhh… Just sit quietly for […]
A Me Update
“Solar Eclipse Each morning I wake invisible. I make a needle from a porcupine quill, sew feet to legs, lift spine onto my thighs. I put on my rib and collarbone. I pin an ear to my head, hear the waxwing’s yellow cry. I open my mouth for purple berries, stick on periwinkle eyes. I […]
The Noisy Visitors
“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson All last night we were serenaded with the thumping and screeching of possums running along our tin roof and jumping noisily into the adjoining trees here at our little farm. Poor Bert was having conniptions! It’s no wonder they […]
All Hung Up…
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson If you look carefully at the photo you will see a very large tree on a very big lean. It is not the best of photos. The scale does not do this red cedar justice. Its trunk is wider than the body […]
The Glorious Journey of Our Love Mala
“The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. […]
Rain, Mud, Blues and Gumboot Dancing!
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty […]
Cafe Dog’s Bluesfest Protest!
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” ~ Bob Marley We’re attending Bluesfest over the Easter Break – five days of music, music and more music! On Thursday morning […]
Homemade Easter Treats
“Hedwig didn’t return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy’s letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry’s and Ron’s were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione’s, however, was smaller than a chicken’s egg. Her face fell when she saw it. […]