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The Little Grey Tractor

In just twenty days, on the 7th February, it will be the 50 year anniversary of Black Tuesday. Bushfires that claimed 62 lives, injured over 900, and burnt through over half a million acres of land in Southern Tasmania. 328 more words

Why do orchard trees have a white ring around the bottom?

Many of our trips involve driving through the Central Valley of Northern California which is covered in orchards, particularly olive and almond. Not always, but frequently the lower part of the trunk of orchard trees are painted white. 200 more words


News: Waking Aida announce tour

Waking Aida come back swinging this April with a headline UK tour, supported by South-Coast math-pop sweethearts, Orchards.

The two groups will grace Leeds, Glasgow, London, and Brighton this spring – Four unmissable shows founded by tropical guitars, looming synths, and ecstatic, elating rock. 33 more words


Ducks, Hens and Tree Roosting Bantams

According to an article in The Guardian, the word paradise stems from the ancient Persian parades meaning ā€œorchardā€ or ā€œenclosureā€. This checks out in my well thumbed copy of the Oxford concise dictionary of English Etymology which adds ā€œabode of the blessedā€ to the definition. 604 more words

A Sermon on Epiphany

On January 6, the second-most important day in the Christian calendar was celebrated. Did you have an Epiphany celebration on Friday? Epiphany rightfully belongs in the upper tier of Christian holy days. 446 more words

The Orchards

What hurts most
Is not the flowers grown
From wild blue orchards
But that the soil beneath
Has become so adept
In its fertility