Category Archives: market

Spring is in the air

It’s spring here in Australia, and with spring comes flowers. Not that there aren’t some things (trees, bushes and flowers) blooming in winter, but now, there are more. And one of the latest areas for spring blossoms to come to … Continue reading

Posted in birds, Canberra, festivals, footy, labour day weekend, market, wine | Leave a comment

my little golden horseshoe

When we booked our accommodation and restaurants in Beechworth for the Easter long weekend, we did it early because we reckoned that being a long weekend, and the last one before winter sets in, it might be busy. Little did … Continue reading

Posted in apples, Beechworth, cycling, farmers market, festivals, holidays, horses, market, mountains, small town culture, wine, wineries | 1 Comment

Oh Tarcutta

One of the big regional stories in the Daily Advertiser over the past few months has been a construction project on the Hume Highway, the main route that runs between Sydney and Melbourne, the country’s largest cities. It is about … Continue reading

Posted in driving, market, money, newspapers, road signs, small town culture, Tarcutta, traffic signs, travel | 1 Comment

the steep and winding road…

When we got home from the Spirit of the Land festival last weekend, Lisa saw an ad in the local paper (the Daily Advertiser) for the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival this weekend. Since we are trying to experience as much … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, apples, Australia, Batlow, bogans, driving, fall fairs, farmers market, festivals, food, horses, koalas, lizard, market, mountains, pie, Riverina, road signs, rural life, shows, skink, small town culture, Snowy Mountains, traffic signs, wildlife | Tagged | 2 Comments

Bright lights, big city: part 2

There are a few big public galleries in Melbourne that are worth visiting. We didn’t make it to the Tutankhamen show at the Melbourne Museum, nor did we go to the Vienna exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria. Both, according … Continue reading

Posted in art, Australia, farmers market, food, market, Melbourne, politics | Leave a comment

This little piggy…

One cold day in January a couple of years ago, while Lisa was off at a conference (somewhere much warmer), Dan almost ran over a coyote on 119 Street in Edmonton, alongside the U of A farm. It was still … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, beef, cheese, farmers market, food, kangaroo, market, pie, pistachios, sausage, vegetables, wine | Leave a comment