Why are our priorities so askew?

Do you ever line up at the supermarket checkout and have a sticky beak at what other people are buying? I do. All the time. I also loiter around the fruit and vegetable section, just observing how people go about choosing what they'll buy. Call it a farmer's wife occupational hazard. What often irks me is how much processed, high-sugar, pre-packaged, 'convenience' … [Read more...]

Landline celebrates the mighty carrot

We've just hosted our third Kalfresh Carrot Field Day, an event which started as a bit of experiment to see if carrot eaters were interested in coming to see how the orange veg is grown, picked, washed and packed. The first year we held the open day, as part of our local Council's Eat Local Week activities, we were pleasantly surprised by the turnout. The following year … [Read more...]

Revealed! Carrot growing secrets

In the 10 years I've been married to a carrot farmer I have lost count of the number of wonky carrot photographs I've been sent - unsolicited - from friends and colleagues. Their motivation is to share photographic evidence of their carrot-growing attempts. Two-headed carrots, wonky carrots, stunted carrots, kissing carrots, spooning carrots - I've seen them … [Read more...]

Aye Aye Captain

By the time you read this I'll have gone sailing. Imagine that gorgeous couple is us - Mr Bean and I - strolling lovingly through the clear waters of the Whitsundays. I'll be looking dazzling in my white cossie, he'll be smiling gracefully as he carries my feather light body through the water. Actually the reality may be far more scary. You see we've hired a yacht … [Read more...]

Roses are Red

Valentine's Day ...  the universal day of love. Truth be told I'm not a huge fan of these commercialised 'days' ... Mother's Day, Father's Day, V Day. That said I won't turn down a lovely bunch of flowers or these gorgeous earrings from my favourite jeweller (Note to husband, this is directed at you). One man who is heavily invested in Valentine's Day is Kooralbyn rose … [Read more...]