Waranga Uniting Churches


Sown in hope.

By on July 17, 2018

It was a dry autumn and while the rainfall in June was nearer to the seasonal average, most farmers would like to have seen some more good rain.  Across the State rainfall was 39.2% below the autumn average; it was

Love like a breaching whale

By on July 6, 2018

I’ve had a few days away on the north coast of NSW near Tweed Heads and have spent some time whale spotting. Australia’s east coast is a migration path for humpback whales as they make their way from Antarctica to the

Different Strokes for Different Folks

By on June 16, 2018

Four farmers called in to our cellar door the other day. Well more like two farmers and their wives, if that is not too sexist. I’m sure the wives worked on the farm too, but I didn’t get the feeling

A Road Less Travelled

By on June 3, 2018

Every now and again my curiosity gets the better of me. Where does that side road go to?  There are a lot of roads in the district that I’ve never travelled down, but I tend to be always running to

Doona Wars

By on May 24, 2018

I blame myself. I should have stopped it earlier. Nipped it in the bud before it came to this. But it was summer and it didn’t seem to matter. We were free and easy. But now, with overnight temperatures falling

Why Crows don’t end up as Roadkill

By on May 15, 2018

I see a lot of roadkill on our country roads. Kangaroos, rabbits, sometimes a sheep, cockatoos, galahs and magpies, but I never seem to see a crow dead in the road. I’ve become increasingly interested in why is it that

The memory of place

By on May 3, 2018

Memory makes us. If we couldn’t recall the who, what, where, and when of our everyday lives, we wouldn’t be able to function. We mull over ideas in the present with our short-term memory, while we store past events and

The lies I tell myself

By on April 26, 2018

There wasn’t much rain through this last Summer, indeed it’s been one of the driest of Summers, but it doesn’t take much for annual weeds and prickles to take their chance to grow. As a gardener and farmer I hate

This fish can’t climb

By on April 15, 2018

The ABC has recently been running a series called ‘Employable Me’ on TV. It’s a show about helping people with disabling neurological conditions like Autism or Tourette’s Syndrome to find employment.  It’s an uplifting, warm and insightful series which draws


Restored and renewed

By on April 10, 2018

A while ago I wrote of an old table that I had been given by one of my church members, who I’ll call Jim, when it was left over following the clearing sale at their property. (See The Memory in