The seething siren of cicadas steals the esses from sound. Summer is here, sizing us up for a hot one. The relative cool of the mornings gives respite from the sizzler in the midday. My airy eyrie allows breeze to flow through while I take in the view. Over my shoulder and down the hill, my straw bale homes ochred walls have not yet collected the sun. The eaves hang like steel wings around the walls, keeping them cool and dry. Inside, the night time temperatures preside, and coolness prevails. More than once, on a hot day, visitors have commented on how quiet my air conditioner is.
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:35 — Compost Stu
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:39 — Compost Stu
The twelve year old fingerlime which pokes through my toilet wall has finally got fruit on it. The thorny bush is littered with nests of firetails and I can watch them coming and going whilst sitting still on my throne. The fuss they create whilst building their nests is equal only to the contempt they show when they abandon them entirely. Their purposeful and committed behaviour gives way to detached complacency. Detachment is the art of letting go. Every time I visit my loo, I practice the art of detachment.
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 16:04 — Compost Stu
A late cold snap pours its viscous frost over the grassy lower slopes of Barkers Vale. Crunchy underfoot, the frozen blades of grass look like they’d be great fun to slide down the hill on, if it weren’t for the rocks..! It’s election time again and the rocky slope seems to be rearing its ugly head on the political landscape too. I was interested to find out about the various parties positions on composting toilets, and surprised to find a varied and diverse approach.
Thu, 08/01/2013 - 13:05 — Compost Stu
The pre dawn gloaming recedes to reveal a pink and grey sky, chilled with the expectancy of another rainy day. Birdsong emerges with the cacophonic cackling of the kookaburras, the roosters defiant vocal battle. The maestro composers, the butcher birds, prove yet again that they can warble with the best of them. A myriad of smaller birds, energetically squeeze out their high pitched chirps and squawks. The melancholy of the low throated rainforest doves provides a base note to one of nature’s finest symphonies.
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 15:39 — Compost Stu
Pooh Solutions are offering reduced prices on Thunderloo 1500 models for a limited time only. A standard TL1500 model is now priced at $3250 Incl GST. The deluxe camphor laurel bench seat is an extra $250. Order early for an installation in Spring.