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Sunny friday.

Excellent early start with my walk out in the moonlight. Gravel and dirt road been rolled and the drains partially opened up. Now its needs labourers, with shovels, to channel the outlets of the drains where the machines have piled end dirt and gravel. First heavy rain would soon see water back up onto the road.

But it was good walking on a smooth surface after last weeks slushy trek. Cold mist stretches of the road made me walk faster.

Town day and the postal run with Jayne followed. We sang along to music and enjoyed the beautiful day where the first signs of spring sprouting.

Sunset as we ate dinner.

The Lewin Honey Eater getting very annoyed at the hen.



A wide range of poisons applied to American food. Check the list and most are used in Australia.

And the sad news Scott Ludlam has resigned from the Senate.



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Burden of knowledge that comes with Scientific fact concerning Climate Change.


2 part programme. The second programme was how we manage our sense of despair at what we witness, hear and see.  In support of Scott Ludlam and all the other front line environmentalists who bear an enormous burden with the knowledge they carry.

After a week-end visit with people who spent the whole time here justifying their excessive use of Round-up on selective flora they didn’t like and pointing out the remaining 2 Coral trees I have here, I couldn’t help having a dejected few hours following. No listening to me when I pointed out the value I see in the trees, nectar for winter birds, erosion control and the numerous rain forest trees germinating beneath them. Hard to respond after a man had to keep justifying his use of sprays to do his landscaping.


Rodney Weidland  Photo, taken here.

Coral trees have been a direct target by land-care with an intensive poisoning programme through-out our valleys. Many of the blackened poisoned trunks can be seen fallen in the creeks. A recent study found the outlets to these creeks are in a poor state when reaching the ocean.


No taking into account any of the many non chemical company funded scientific studies that all show evidence of contamination of water, soil and air from this product. Unfortunately, some of the newer city people moving to the valley’s do not have an environmental cell in their body with the wish to replicate some idealized image of a rural landscape taken from way beyond the reality of here. Another recent new comer wants to kill every snake he sees because one ate his city dog.

And then there is the grant funding, targeted by land-care enthusiasts for an easy, yet toxic, regeneration fix with chemicals, aimed towards the newcomers and the over valued real estate market.

Come on Greens……………….get active and start educating. MAJORITY of our newly elected Councillors are on record saying NO to herbicides.


Hi Donald

Right now, we are living with the consequences of bad decisions, discredited ideas and short-term thinking.

The big polluters. The coal charlatans. The subsidised destruction.

The politicians who forget they represent the people.

But we don’t accept the story we must sacrifice nature for a quick buck. We can make different choices.

Bound by our concern for Australia’s future, yesterday I stood with an unlikely coalition of 17 influential people. Together, we handed the Minister for Energy and the Environment, Josh Frydenberg, a copy of our new blueprint, Our energy future – a plan to transition Australia to clean energy.



Joni’s birthday is on November 7, and there are many musical tributes to her this year – check out the list. Be sure and attend if you’re lucky enough to have one nearby. Also, you can wish Joni a Happy Birthday yourself at WeLoveYouJoni.com.

Joni is slowly recovering after a serious run of bad health. She is painting again and writing.

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Scott Ludlam.


Wishing one of the best Green Senators a gentle recovery.

It is hard enough being an ordinary environmentalist, to keep above the daily assaults we hear regarding the environment.  Then to see or read the news- which is then coupled with useless products in advertising, all destined for scrap in a short time. Capitalism is eating the planet alive and there are NO leaders anywhere brave enough to challenge the establishment and the inevitable considerable fall out coming from climate change. If one does, he or she is shot down in flames. A recent programme on RN talked to a number of climate scientists who suffer with severe depression due to not being taken seriously by vested interests who refuse to accept the reality the professionals are finding.

I remember John Howard as PM, saying all will be well, carbon capture ect ect will take care of it,  to  only give the green light to carbon emitters to continue pouring carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

I find it hard even here as I watch the cycles of our seasons changing so rapidly to even 10 years ago……… and then  to hear the deniers yell climate has always been changing……… and then the people who say I vote green, then do their gardening with herbicides and drive to the shops every day down the street.

Scott Ludlam’s arrival speech in the Senate was one of those moments we felt change was possible.

Come back soon Scott.


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Days again warm with here reaching 30 degrees yesterday. Today, April 3 and the gauge is reading 30.

This morning went to the community hall and weeded the road bank which is thick with the Dianiella and lomandras we planted, mostly from seed 4 years ago. Creepers finding their way to the canopy were easily pulled along with the amazing morning glory vine.  ( Nature magazine once posted a study that found this vine was a neutralizer of poisoned soil, particularly around old tick dipping sites). The hall site was poisoned a few years ago, it was called weed control. I brought a round-up (glyphosate) painted bana grass root back here and placed it in a bucket with a couple of tadpoles.  Tadpoles dead within a day.

Opposite the hall, where the slip occurred into the Wilson Creek 4 years ago,  taking half the road away and which had been previously heavily sprayed by land-care and others, is now a dense carpet of morning glory vine.

I would like to get some decent studies done on the effectiveness of the Nature study.


Watching me.





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Questions and answers, Scott Ludlam.


Worthwhile reading for Australians.

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Scott Ludlam.


Watching this was a tonic for the day.


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