Very few words for this post . . . they are sculptures after all. They were meant to be seen. These are photos from our visit to "Sculpture by the Sea," an annual event in Cottesloe, Western Australia. This year, seventy sculptors set up their work on the beach. All of the pieces were very … Continue reading Sculptures by the Sea: A Collection of Photos
While staying in Perth, we have no car. This means walking to our destinations and being more observant on the way. I think most travelers would say that one benefit of a trip is having the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective. I reaped this benefit twenty years ago when Rich and … Continue reading Stepping in Order to See
This is Jessica Strauss. Jessica is the communications officer for the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) here at UWA. In that role, Jessica is in charge of much of AHRI's on-line and social media outreach to farmers, researchers, and policy makers. Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jessica for a short … Continue reading Podcast
. . . I guess you could say we were looking for adventure. On Friday I visited the Merredin Dryland Research Institute with my colleagues Kevin Foster and Daniel Kidd. To get there we had to drive several hours down the Great Eastern Highway. This hot ribbon of asphalt stretches 370 miles, linking the city … Continue reading Get your motor runnin’, head out on the (Great Eastern) highway. . . .
The bad news: We have not struck it rich panning for gold in the outback. The good news: We did find plenty of gold at the Perth Mint. At the mint, we learned about the history of gold in Australia and how its discovery led to a population explosion and rise of the Australian economy. … Continue reading Gold!
Our beautiful little burb of Perth is called Subiaco (but everyone here knows it as "Subi"). And every Saturday morning it is home to a really fantastic farmers market. In fact, we started hearing about the wonders of the Subi Farmers Market pretty much as soon as we arrived in town. So naturally, we were … Continue reading Bringing the farm (and more) to the city: the Subi Farmers Market
When you think of the legumes typically grown for forage in the US, alfalfa, white and red clover, and even soybean often come to mind. In many parts of Western and Southern Australia, however, subterranean clover "sub clover" is king. So much so, in fact, that over 23 million hectares of the region is planted … Continue reading Here’s how you harvest subterranean clover seed in Australia