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Rosellas and Lorikeets


..... which I named after all the wonderful bird life that inhabits this part of the world.  

 This blog is a collection of my adventures together with El Ranchero living and working in the Australian Bush.  
 We breed cattle for the Australian Beef Industry with between 400 and 500 breeders depending on the seasons, on around 8,000 acres - only a small venture in comparison to some of the "Stations" that operate here in Australia.

I love learning new things - I love being "Outdoors" - and I don't mind picking up a shovel and "having a go".  I also have a passion for Music, I think the Genre term is "World" these days ....

I have a collection of old Mexican cookbooks in Spanish that I brought back from San Diego, California along with a number of other books that are essays on food writing and gastronomy.  I have a lot of the original Elizabeth David cookbooks, she is such a wonderful cook and writer; as well as Claudia Rodin - anything Middle Eastern and of late Eastern European with Silvana Rowe.  

I also have a love for William Morris and Margaret Olley, anything on the Alhambra, the Ottoman Period in history, Architecture of the Moors, Spain, Japan and China.  I am intrigued to find out about the "Lost Gardens" of the world and the stories behind them.  I have a passion for plants and gardens and the peace that they bring to the soul.  

I have a collection of the writings of Rumi as well as some Haiku poetry from Japan ...... so as you can see my interests are rather varied and rather broad ...

But really "Rosellas and Lorikeets" is about the fun and laughter that happens while working with the cattle, the dogs and the horses as well as all the other Native animals that co-exist with us.  You may find little bits and pieces of interest, for yourself as well, but most of all it is about "Living" ......... 

So pull up a comfy chair and grab your favourite cuppa while I take you on an adventure ....Oh! by the way I also would love to hear about your life's-journey too so! Let's get going then .........