Cassowary’s Casual Stroll

One morning, a surprise visitor in the shape of a cassowary took a leisurely stroll across our front lawn. He didn’t appear to be in any hurry. The cassowary walked along the grass, parallel to our timber verandah, until he reached the end — some 30m. He wasn’t concerned about seeing us on the verandah…

How to Pollinate Your Pumpkins?

The pumpkins had a bumpy start to their success this year. Bees were late arriving and it appeared there were not enough of them to fly around to all the  pumpkin flowers. My brother and his wife have a bit of a green finger. So I got the low down on how the pumpkins were…

Perfect Pumpkin Scones

“Perfect pumpkin scones!” according to my nieces. As far as kids go, they are the best judge of good quality food. If it tastes good, they’ll be back for seconds. As was the case with these deliciously light pumpkin scones. They sent pictures via mms; the sms version with pics. How technology has advanced from…

Kangaroo

  I had been sitting on my verandah, quietly enjoying a cuppa, while dabbling in my writings.  Out of the silence, came a loud rustling sound. I looked over at our timber bridge.  Then I glanced towards the rainforest and beyond the creek. I noted: no movement, no stirrings, not even the breeze was about. I…