Witness UFO Event.

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Adrian, his sister Gaynor, and Myself, were camping out in the backyard of my home near Sydney NSW.

At that time the only satellite in orbit was the Russian ‘Sputnik’ it did nothing much except be the first satellite, beep- beep- beep was the signal that it sent to Earth, as it crossed the sky each night. 

So it was no surprise when it came into view that night about 10 pm. looking like a bright moving star. We all watched it until it was out of sight on the western horizon.   I was astonished a minute later to see a second Sputnik following the same course and speed as the first, and looking exactly the same. we were debating the meaning of this, and agreeing it had to be a UFO, we knew there were no ‘other’ man made objects in space. 

Then It happened. The second object, Stopped.  Suddenly, without slowing first, it just stopped moving and sat there looking like a bright star, blending in perfectly with the other stars.

We watched it so intently my eyes were beginning to water when…A smaller object moved away from the “Mothership” and then shot off like a bullet into the cosmos. We confirmed with each other what we had seen over and over. The Mothership did not move before we fell asleep.

 Next morning we again confirmed what we had seen and made a pact to tell no-one.  Who would believe us ?… Now 52 years later, I’m telling you, dear reader.

 

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Once Was A Garden

Window to the past

Window to the past60698771Anna Creek, Ruins

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I found these pix of the Anna Creek fettlers camp ruins near Williams Creek, in outback South Australia.
I actually lived and worked there as a 19-20 yr old, for about 18 months. 10 Fettlers,  a Ganger and a Cook lived in this, and one other building that was the kitchen and Gangers rooms.  That was 1968-69 and this old building was about 100 yrs old, and had been well maintained all that time. It had a steep corrugated iron  roof , There were also  several outbuildings and machinery sheds. We fettlers maintained a fifty kilometer stretch of rail track on the old Ghan line. The line closed up a couple of years after my stay, and dozens of these old camps fell into ruins.
While there I created a small market garden out back, and grew shrubs and flowers around the buildings, watered from a deep  hole in the mostly sandy, Fink River,  only a few hundred metres away.
Mulch was hard to come by but essential to keep the beds moist. I found a large pile of old railway blankets in one of the sheds and promptly put them to work as mulch, it worked a treat. I never had to fertilize as the desert soil was very rich already, evidenced by the thick blanket of desert flowers that popped up in the short wet season each year.
The garden  produced more than enough for a dozen men so the excess was swapped for meat at a nearby cattle station ( The Anna Creek Station) about an hours drive away.
I took hundreds of photographs while there but unfortunately, a girlfreind years later threw them, and all my belongings to the tip in a jealous rage.
(I’m still cranky about that, Lillian)

Garlic. Easy to grow. 5 star value crop.

Garlic. Easy to grow. 5 star value crop.

Some of the white garlick I harvested last spring and summer. I used minimal water and one light feed of organic fertilizer. the flavour was excellent, better than supermarket thats for sure…
For best results, I like to use old fence palings laid out about 2″ apart. Planting seed about every 6″ in the gaps. I find garlic does not like wet soil, slightly moist and well drained is best.