Welcome to a new year with a new set of organised blogs.
Just as a small bit of explanation, PaperThumbTack was originally acquired as a platform for my creative experiments. I got a life changing job on a station and used it to share all of the wonderful experiences with anyone interested.
I have come to a place where I wish to share both art and life on a much smaller farm. So Boots & Hat On has been made. And here it will stay: all things rural, remote living, farming, home style cooking, and Parker and his wife will be here.
All things art will there paperthumbtack
Exercise looks like this: Your backyard looks like this: Your front yard looks like this: And your skies look like this:
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a PIANOLA! Parker and I had the brilliant idea that acoustic music would be the best thing for a country wedding…. “no wait, we need a piano and someone to play it”…. “ahh even better we need a pianola then anyone can make music for our celebration”. That was October… Continue reading 21st May 2019
Look who came flouncing back onto my journal pages. It’s Grammy the skier, mermaid and diver, and wearer of overalls. So really it’s just me pretending to be old… Parker and I need to do some serious planning tonight in the Perth hills so I traveled with him to his farm job and played with… Continue reading 20th May 2019
Sunday is art with Rose day. It’s wear wool day and it’s look at the environment day. I have issues but not THOSE issues.
I am home. Home is peaceful. It’s definitely not perfect. There is a Antartic cold snap here. Iced fabric outside when I went use a tree. I postal voted today. It was the most controlled and deliberate choice on the ballot paper I’ve ever made. Sure, I think all of those pollies in Canberra are… Continue reading 18th May 2019
Friday. I’m heading home. I called for leave on personal grounds. I need time to go home to the quiet and get better. Recharge the batteries. Find the resting place for dog. So I’ve made the workers fish and chips for tea, organised their steak and cheese rolls for lunches. But then it’s clean up… Continue reading 17th May 2019
Tears still flow. If I’m really busy it does hurt much. If I numb my mind I feel nothing. This whole past week (7days or so) has been tough enough as it is. Just trying to put my head down and do as I’m required. But now that dog is gone I’m cracking. And I… Continue reading 16th May 2019
It’s a sad day indeed when I have to share with all my family and friends that my companion dog has died in a car accident. She wasn’t just my dog. She was everyone’s dog. Ready to be the best dog to everyone she met (except maybe the station butcher). She was a true dog… Continue reading 15th May 2019. The last day for Dog
And I continue with the photo journalism today as I’m struggling to find good words to say. So I mostly try to just do a really good job and ignore the rest. At least I’m working with my brother again.