Dedicated to the faithful breed who call themselves Farmers—wherever on this beautiful Earth they dig that dirt, and also to the wannabees, most especially those who actually take the plunge... and survive to tell the tale.
And of course, Old McLarsen himself.
This Missus would have missed much without him.
Author's Note 30/12/2017
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Like a spider with its intricate web, I spin the tales of yesterday—the 1900’s or 20th century—as we lived them in rural Australia. These are my yarns of a city couple gone ‘green’—often unashamedly embarrassing, but always triumphantly truthful as I sing the sagas of yesteryear. I believe in their value—today, and way into the future.
Having survived this way of life and these times, I believe I have the right to write… about Life as it was lived in our corner of the world. My personal beginning and that of my husband Kanute (Old McLarsen himself), started in other places and times, with each of us having our own collection of life happenings that somehow brought us and rural life together. What follows here are our farming tales—from humbling and bumbling beginnings in the most Western State of Australia, to the ongoing saga of today's retirement farm back in our home State of South Australia.
Come join me on our 40+ year journey 'down the garden path’. Hopefully, the faintest stirring of human curiosity will entice you to share our fantastic odyssey. The dictionary definition of 'fantastic' is—odd and remarkable, bizarre, as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination, extravagantly fanciful or capricious, outlandish—and also extraordinarily good.
Our rural life together has been all of that… and so much more.