This week’s book snap is Charles Massey’s impressive agricultural call to arms; Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture a new Earth. Currently learning more about sustainable agriculture than I ever thought I needed to know. This is a great book, not just for the blueprint it offers on sustainable agriculture but for the lyrical nature writing that Massey scatters through this scholarly, but personal text. In every sense a remarkable and important work. The USQ library has an ebook version of the book but despite my best efforts at embracing ebooks I would still much rather read a paper book than a screen. Bronte took pity on me and gave me a hard copy.
Will post properly when internet is better and hopefully have read more of this great book, at the moment I am slowly dipping in and out.
The above image was taken at Maidenwell at the free campground there just behind the pub. We decided to snatch the opportunity for a long weekend getaway and G picked me up from work on Thursday, and we drove to Maidenwell for the night then onto the coast. Bron came too, she has been wanting to confirm what we have suspected, that Cassie is part duck. Cassie has these huge webbed paws and sure enough, they were put to good use in the water. Cassie is much more at home in an aquatic environment than Ada and she has succeeded in doing what we were struggling to do, teach our land-loving hound how to swim. Not entirely sure what Cassie is but my money would be on a significant percentage of German shorthair pointer.