I’m very excited to have Fiona McIntosh her today talking about the story behind the story, of The Lavender Keeper. I loved this book and found it very difficult to put down. I hope you enjoy her blog!
It can be daunting sitting down at a blank computer screen wondering if I know enough words to fill it enough to tell a story. I need somewhere between 90 and 100,000 of the bloody things! And, obviously, they all have to make sense and have a story line in there as well.
Summary of your family and farming enterprise We are organic apple growers at Kalangadoo in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. We own a very small orchard of about 12 acres and share farm another small orchard which has managed to support us and our four kids over the past 10 years.Details
I’m really excited to have Karen Viggers talking to us today. I love her writing and The Lightkeeper’s wife brought out all sorts of emotions in me. Karen is an amazing person with all she manages to pack into her life – in fact over the few conversations we had, it was either her or…Details
My kids are learning about alliteration’s at the moment. According to their teacher, that means consecutive words starting with the same letter, hence the title of this blog! They came up with it. Our mornings have been stunning recently; the fog seems to roll in about seven AM and you can literally see the tentacles…Details
Fires can be frightening. They’re unpredictable, one moment moving slowly, the next whipping across a paddock, fuelled by strong winds and dry grass or stubbles. However, this is the time of year that we chose to burn. Chilly mornings and nights, gives us a chance to do what we call a ‘slow burn or…Details
Introducing Fleur and David Ferris. Fleur and her family farm on properties near Bunnaloo in Southern NSW. Fleur’s story is number 20 in our quest to feature 52 farming stories in 52 weeks. Introduction My name is Fleur Ferris. I live on our 1000 acre irrigation farm in Bunnaloo, southern New South Wales, with my husband, David, and…Details
The name Liz Harfull is well known in media and country ciricles alike. She is an award-winning journalist and Churchill Fellow who grew up on a small farm near Mt Gambier which has been in the family since the early 1860s. She worked for several newspapers before spending twelve years with a leading national public relations…Details
Mum’s are so important – let’s face it, without them none of us would be here! Although there are times I wonder if they are the unsung hero’s of the world. I mean, who, other than a mum, will be up with a child, rubbing their back and offering comforting words, as they vomit, or…Details
Do ever feel you can define your life with songs? I do. During earlier posts, I’ve talked about my love of music and how is it a huge part of my life. What I’m really interested in is what music makes your world go around? I went to Boarding school from 1987 to 1991.…Details
Introducing Elizabeth Brennan. Elizabeth and her family farm on properties between Wongan Hills and Moora in the WA Wheatbelt. Elizabeth’s story is number 19 in our quest to feature 52 farming stories in 52 weeks. 1. Summary of your family and farming enterprise I remember thinking as a young tacker the only thing I would change about…Details