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Feeling angry !

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Live Animal Export | 6 comments

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people, to focus your energies on answers – not excuses” – William Arthur Ward

Ollie the Activist Dog (how cute is he ?)

Has anything made you angry / sad / mad this week ? I have frequent triggers for such feelings…..factory farming, the recent closing down of local women’s refuges in spite of soaring domestic violence, our government’s inaction on climate change, being the only person at the supermarket this morning not to be using plastic bags, the unprecedented number of dogs being euthanased at local council pounds in recent weeks, most stuff that comes out of Tony Abbott’s mouth, birds in little cages, people not walking their dogs and treating them like they are a piece of outdoor furniture, violence towards people and animals in the name of religion, road rage towards cyclists, Barnaby Joyce’s face, finding out that my favourite vegetarian laksa is made with chicken stock……grrrrrrrrr.

Feeling mad (in an angry way that is) is not pleasant but does have the positive result in spurring us into action sometimes.

This week’s sad / mad / angry feelings are directed to our government’s ongoing failure to protect our livestock unfortunate enough to be part of the live animal export trade. I am not going to share the images here as they are painfully sad and distressing and not everyone wants to view them. However, these atrocities involving animals from Australia, which were captured in the recent Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) in Kuwait, Jordan and Gaza  have been documented everywhere this week – including Lateline, Sydney Morning Herald and the Animals Australia website.

Live animal export is indefensible. Despite repeated images of these poor, tortured animals being released, nobody has been charged or made accountable and a charity (Animals Australia) finds itself in the position of always being the ones to document and investigate the horror. How any farmer could continue to send their animals overseas, knowing that the majority of animals are still slaughtered without being stunned first or fall into the hands of bumbling, untrained locals to be butchered in the street is beyond me. That is if they survive the harrowing 3 week journey at sea first.

As for our morally bankrupt government, all they want to do is expand the trade into yet more places such as Saudi Arabia where laws protecting animals do not exist. The “it’s good for our economy” or ” but it’s their livelihood” excuses wear a little thin. I have put a few links at the bottom of this page about live animal export and they address all the standard “but they don’t have refrigeration overseas”, “our farmers will go broke”, “that Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) ensures humane slaughter right ?” lines.  New Zealand banned the live animal export trade back in 2007 (and now focuses on exporting boxed meat) due to the systemic cruelty so why can’t Australia ?

Moving on,  anger can lead to positive action which can be cathartic and hopefully make a little drop of a difference. So today I have harnessed my anger by writing a letter to my local MP (yet again), sending a donation to Animals Australia outside of my monthly donation, here and now publicly thanking the decent politicians who take a stand against live animal export ( including Andrew Wilkie, Lee Rhiannon, Kelvin Thomson, Melissa ParkesLynn McClaren and Ed Husic) and donning my anti live animal export t-shirt with a vengeance…..none of which are earth shattering moves but I am pleased to have done SOMETHING.


Up close and personal !

Has any thing made you crazily angry this week ? More importantly, what were the little steps you took to address it ?

PS Despite this rant, I am not usually a crazy, angry lady ! I can assure you that just as many things make me happy … dog’s antics, baking biscuits, the smell of jasmine wofting around,  planning a picnic with friends, boogieing at No Lights No Lycra, listening to Sia, the thought of having a pear Rekorderlig cider in the bath later tonight, hanging out with my beautiful man, indulging in a massage today after a busy week at work, getting an email from my mum on her overseas travels, receiving a gift of a good book to read (Goldfinch, Donna Tartt), Caramel sea salt chocolate,…….the list goes on….thankfully !

 Here are some good links if you want to know more about the Live Animal Export Trade

Frequently Asked Questions about Live Animal Export (Animals Australia)

The Alternative To Live Animal Export (World Animal Protection)

Ban Live Export (official site)

Live Export Facts (RSPCA)

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My Vegan B&B Experience

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Holidaying | 12 comments

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. (Wikipedia)


The menagerie – all living together in peace !

During my recent 7 week stint off work (now just a distant, fading memory…waaa.) I did many wonderful things…..including visiting Australia’s first Vegan B&B… Bed and Broccoli near Shepparton in country Victoria. This destination was one that has sat for a couple of years on my lengthy “I want to go there one day” list.

Despite the content of my blog, I am not vegan – but I do teeter on the edges of it. In terms of labels, I don’t quite know what I would be called or where I fit in. See the PS section at the end of this post for more about my dietary and lifestyle choices. My fella is a meat eater but only sparingly these days (I am the cook of the family afterall !).

Bed and Broccoli is run by the lovely and  down to earth Nikki and Scott. The B&B is a transformed old dairy and sits smack bang in the heart of dairy country land which seems an odd fit for a vegan couple and their menagerie. However, to me the small property felt akin to an oasis in the middle of a desert. In a land of flat, fairly tree-less terrain – admittedly with some stunning, yellow canola fields dotted about….Bed and Broccoli is a little haven of life, trees and peace. Birds gravitate to it, obviously feeling safe there – including a stunning pair of wild peacocks, Samson and Delilah, who have made it their home.

On arrival we were greeted at the front gate by Khan, the charismatic ridgeback cross who fawned and gushed over us and made us feel like we were his favourite guests EVER…..only for Nikki to tell us that every guest receives this treatment. You hussy Khan ! The other beautiful canine resident was Chaz, the soulful, quiet Wolfhound cross who would stare off whimsically into the distance like a wise old man. Heartbreakingly, Chaz had been found many years before tied to a tree deep in a forest, emaciated and left to die…..only to be adopted by Nikki and Scott into the dog’s heaven equivalent of a life he leads now.


Soulful Chaz

 Two cheeky cows (steers ? Sorry, I am a city lass !), Frankie and Pacific also call Bed and Broccoli home. Fate, in the form of Nikki and Scott, stepped in and saved them from slaughter when they were “bobby calves” (usually deemed as waste products by the dairy industry). They are now 2 strapping, cheeky, naughty, rough tongued creatures (as you can see by my maniacal grin….I was very happy to have my hand licked as I fed them apples). The sweet old dairy cow “Squirty” was similarily saved by Nikki and Scott and acts as a surrogate mum to the 2 boys, Frankie and Pacific.


Feeding Frankie apples

And then there were the bevvie of “girls” – the chooks who have been rescued from different, grim fates to lead “the life of Riley” at Bed and Broccoli….along with their bossy rooster sidekicks. All of them made us giggle with their crazed running styles and unbridled enthusiasm for canned corn.

Now we’ve covered the animals….onto the next most important thing……the FOOD ! In short, it was delicious and whipped up by self taught vegan chef extraordinaire, Nikki.  “Cheesy” (but not of the dairy kind), vegetable packed, enormous calzones were dished up on the first night and home made, delectable pizzas on the second night. The breakfasts were similarly divine (apple pancakes one morning and scrambled tofu…much nicer than it’s name suggests I promise…on the other). We dined outside by the dam, with the sun setting and the magpies warbling in the trees.

Our cottage was comfortable and well equipped (including an 80’s style pac man gaming machine – incongruous, yes, but kept my fella amused) with DVDs and games and a fire to stoke. There were a billion stars to gaze at during the night and, at dawn, we had a bracing reminder about just how early roosters do like to herald in the new day !

The thing which I think would be of most surprise to people who have a stereotypical image of what a vegan life style is like…..our experience was the opposite. I am not at all surprised at how flavoursome the food was as plant based meals are the norm at home but what was a little bit of a pleasant surprise was the “robust-ness” of not only Nikki and Scott but of the animals. Scott is a very blokey, muscular, wood chopping, champion boxer. The dogs, Chaz and Khan, eat a vegan diet too and, the proof is in the photos – they are strapping, shiny, healthy and happy.

I love the way that what would no doubt be considered an “unusual” lifestyle choice in the midst of dairy farming land, is accepted by the local  community. The local farmers want to know when Nikki’s book is coming out and Nikki’s vegan sausages and cakes are shared (and devoured) at community events. From chatting with Nikki, there is no “us and them” mentality which I think is just lovely.

If you are after a unique get away which encompasses kind living, animals, serenity and great food, I would highly recommend a visit to Bed and Broccoli. The next best thing would be getting your hands on a copy of Nikki’s soon to be available book which I cannot wait to get – it promises recipes, stories about the animals and why Nikki and Scott left their jobs on the outskirts of Melbourne and chose the beautiful life they have now.


Meandering the countryside nearby

PS As for me and my ever evolving dietary and lifestyle choices…this is where I am currently at. For any fully fledged vegans reading this page, I know that my choices are riddled with contradiction and far from perfect but they are a work in progress.

– I no longer eat meat but do have a small amount of seafood (around once a week). The seafood thing is becoming harder to justify as I learn more about the issues of over fishing and the unsurprising fact that, yes, fish do feel pain.

– I eat about 4 eggs a week from organic / free range sourced eggs but will not buy any products (eg mayonnaise, banana bread etc) which I know to contain eggs as they will be caged sourced. I usually use egg replacements in baking as they work just as well as eggs.

– I buy meat for my partner from “ethically sourced” suppliers. I do use that term with some trepidation as I do not believe that humane slaughter happens in Australia and that most animals will die in fear so classing any meat as “ethical” can be a bit of an oxymoron. I do acknowledge, however, that the likes of Feather and Bone or Jonai Farm do help the lives of animals raised for meat by raising awareness about the evils of  factory farming and improving some aspects of the meat industry such as transportation and abattoirs (eg sourcing ones that voluntarily install CCTV cameras).

– I will no longer buy leather but I still have some a few leather items in my wardrobe which I occasionally wear. I rarely buy wool products and prefer to source alternate ways to keep warm. See more on my wool post.

– I don’t eat jellied lollies or any thing else which contains gelatin (crushed up bones/tendons – gross !)

– I eat a small amount of dairy at home- namely cheese from Barambah Organics where they don’t remove and slaughter the male calves as they do at conventional dairies. As for milk, I now actually prefer plant based milks such as coconut, almond and soy (Bonsoy is the best !) to cows milk. Out and about, I tend to avoid all dairy.

– My dog does eat meat but I bulk up his dinners with a lot of lentils, chickpeas and vegetables so I can reduce the amount of meat that he does eat.

The vegan lifestyle may not appeal to everyone but it would be hard to argue against the notion that it is a kind and compassionate way to live.

Would love to hear any thoughts you may have !


Up close and personal with Pacific



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Glad to be me, rather than her

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Factory Farming, Pigs | 6 comments

“Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love” – E.B White, Charlotte’s Web

My 7 week mini sabbatical, courtesy of long service leave,  is sadly drawing to a close. This time tomorrow I will be back into the throngs of my normal, time poor and early rising working life. Nooooo !!!!

My time off went something like this :

It started on a somber note – coinciding with same day that so many people lost their lives when MH17 was shot out of the sky over the Ukraine. After this “life is fragile” jolt of a reminder, I went on to :

* Make 50 candles to sell to family and friends and raise money for Animals Asia’s project Peace by Piece as part of Honey Money Days.

Garp and my candles












* Watch a couple of brilliant movies (Still Life, Belle and Sebastian) and a couple of ho-hum ones (The Lunchbox and The Selfish Giant).

* Read some great books (Tiny, Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty and, the standout, The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell.)

* Watch some gripping series (The Fall, True Detective and we’ve just started on the very creepy French series Le Revenants).

* Have some drool worthy successes in the kitchen – Best Friends Banana Carrot Cake (I used Chai seeds to replace the eggs – worked a treat), Hippie Crispy Treats (divine !) and these Oat and Macadamia Cookies.

* Temper above mentioned indulgences by making a pact with myself and my runkeeper app to walk 10km per day which, bar a day or 2, I managed. My ever present companion (Garp) and my hips/thighs are grateful. It is great to discover a form of exercise which does actually work, fitness wise, and I enjoy. So, here I am  – 450km of buttock firming striding later. Woo-hoo !

* Ride 45km on my bike in one sitting, complete with magpie attacks which made the whole episode quite thrilling / terrifying  ! This figure would be a lame one for a seasoned bike rider but I am a beginner so am a bit chuffed with such mileage. The location (Bright to Myrtleford, Victoria) along the rail trail made this conquest an enjoyable, scenic one.

* Find a new job ! It is within my current large government organisation but will be a different and way more meaningful role, at a new location with (eek) new people but I am ready (but wracked with nerves) for the change and new challenge.

* Live like a queen for 2 nights with my fella thanks to a great deal at the beautiful, Art Deco-y Hyatt in Canberra. Could almost feel Bob Hawke breathing down my neck when visiting Old Parliament House – the furnishings took me straight back to the 70’s / 80’s. Cycled most of the lake and lunched at my favourite Canberra eatery (Sweet Bones Bakery).

* Become another year older and gnarled. I am now on the brink of being in my “mid 40’s”…

* Attend 2 “significant age” birthday parties of friends. Forgot how fun having a boogy on the dance floor is (Sia, in particular, has been having a workout lately !!)

* Learn the perils of seemingly innocuous Essential Oils. Have small burn marks ALL over my skin as a result of my homemade body scrub and bath soak experiments. Please learn by my pain – use a carrier oil like coconut oil to mix with strong oils like Cinnamon Bark !

* Experience 2 blissful, serene days at Australia’s only Vegan B&B – Bed and Broccoli in Victoria. My stay is worthy of a whole blog post which is pending ! My carnivorous fella willingly ate the delicious plant based meals without grumbling. I learnt that I could easily do without the small amounts of animal products that I still do consume.


Me, feeding apples to the very gorgeous Frankie at Bed and Broccoli










* Rage at the short sighted and cruel decision by our judicial system in the return of a dog (CJ) to his abusive owner.

* Hang out with my fella for 7 nights at this incredible Stayz property in a wee village near the very beautiful Bright in Alpine Victoria. We felt like we were living in a vogue magazine for a week. Highly recommended !

* Have time to catch up with some of my oldest, treasured friends. Have made a pact with myself not to wait for the fleeting and scarce holiday times of the year to do this in the future.

* Clock up 2000 km on our road trip. Australia is beautiful – especially at the moment in it’s green Spring glory.

* Gaze on a billion stars in Bright around a fire pit…..


Stars, stars and more stars at Bright










My time away from the daily grind has left me feeling grateful and thankful for the freedom I have to do all these wonderful things.

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to experience such freedom and good times :

……..this is how the same 7 week period was spent by one of the 350,000 sows existing in one of Australia’s estimated 2000 intensive piggeries…………………………………..


Templemore Piggery, NSW, 2013











Like 95 % of sows, she lives exists in a “factory farm”. She is 3 years old and due to have her 4th litter of piglets soon. She has been imprisoned in a “sow stall” for the past 10 weeks. This stall is only slightly larger than her body. It allows her to take one small step forward and one small step back but that is all. She cannot turn around. Her joints aches from being immobilised for so long and from lying on the cold, hard floor as she has no bedding. She has pressure sores on her body from where her body is pressed up against the metal frame of the stall. She is often hungry – being fed only grain rather than the roughage she would eat if she was in a natural environment. She is smart and inquisitive (more so than a dog) but has nothing to do to occupy her days  leaving her feeling despondent and depressed. The light went out of her eyes a long time ago.

She has a urinary tract infection as she has no choice but to lie in her own waste and cannot always access clean, drinking water. Given a choice, she would find somewhere clean to rest and would use mud to keep herself cool. However, here she does not have a choice.

She has never seen the stars or felt the warm sun on her back. The inside of this loud, putrid smelling shed is all that she knows.

In a few days time, she will be moved to an even smaller cage known as a farrowing crate which allow for hardly any movement. She will remain here for 5 weeks. The people who put her here claim that it is for the safety of her babies so she does not crush them. However, in a natural environment she would make a huge nest from straw and grass to keep herself comfortable and her babies safe.

She gives birth to her babies in this cold and awful place. She cannot act out any of her maternal instincts as she cannot move. She helplessly watches on as her precious babies are roughly grabbed and have their tails, teeth, ears and testicles cut by the people who work here without pain relief. They scream in pain but she cannot do anything to help them. In a natural environment she would look after her babies for 3 months before they were weaned but in this place, they are typically taken from her at 3 weeks of age.

After her babies are taken, she is briefly placed with other sows in a small, barren area before attempts are made to impregnate her again. If successful, she will be returned to the sow stall for the miserable cycle to begin again. However, this time she does not get pregnant, her body is too tired – even at this young age. Her back is spray painted with letters to indicate that she is to be sent to slaughter.

She is herded onto a truck and taken to be slaughtered. The glimpse out of the truck slats is the first, and only, view of the outside world that she will ever see. At the abattoir, she is goaded with an electrical prod into a gas chamber. She clambers to escape as she can hear the screams of the pigs in front of her so she knows that something terrifying is going to happen to her. When she does reach the gas chamber, her final 30 seconds of life are spent in complete and utter panic, fighting for every breath. In Australia, it is common for CO2 to be used in high percentages (which results in a panic riddled suffocation) rather than the more “humane” Argon gas as CO2 is cheaper. This scathing report details how the typical Australian pig’s life ends in a slaughterhouse.

It is unfathomable that it is legal to treat animals like this in Australia. It is barbaric, cruel and unjustifiable but it remains this way as it is hidden out of mind, out of sight from the public eye.

Photos speak a thousand words. Please put your own discomfort aside and view these slideshows compiled by Australian Pig Farming : The Inside Story and Tamara Keneally from typical, stock standard piggeries around the country and make an educated, kind decision about whether or not this is an industry which you wish to support. 

Aren’t you glad that you are you rather than her ?

Further Reading

My previous posts about pigs here and here which give some practical shopping and lifestyle tips.

Confused about what constitutes free range / organic etc ? – this concise guide makes things clear.








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Kind Company – (for loo paper!)

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Kind Companies | 6 comments

“You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.” ― Winston Churchill


I have decided to start interjecting my blog posts with some little reviews of kind and generous companies I have discovered. Sending your hard earned money to a nice group of people who are going to do good things with it is so much more satisfying than sending it to a big company who’s only care is lining it’s own pockets.

For the past 6 months or so, we have been buying our loo paper from “Who Gives A Crap”. At the risk of over sharing, I will keep things brief. We get the 48 roll package (includes free delivery for $31) which seems to last for a very long time. The individually wrapped coloured rolls are pretty enough to be displayed proudly and the, ahem, comfort factor is excellent. Delivery is always prompt. This great company is Australian, the toilet paper is made from 100% recycled material and no toxic dyes are used in it’s production. Best of all, however, is the fact that 50% of the profits goes towards WaterAid who build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world for the 40% (!) of the world’s population who currently don’t have access to a toilet. 

I would love to do all of my shopping via kind companies such as this one – do you know of a good one to share ?

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Crocheting with a conscience !

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Kind Companies, Sheep - Wool | 6 comments

“I have to say, I am off men after seeing the PETA footage of Australian shearers punching and murdering sheep” –  actress, Rachel Ward.


Saved and living the dream at Little Oak Sanctuary










Just to add to my list of  coveted hobbies that I want to squeeze into my life somewhere – I have made the decision that I am going to learn to crochet. My Blog with Pip course teemed with all kinds of talented, crafty people (check out “Made With Loops” as an example, beautiful hey ?) and, I want a piece of this creative action too !  As I was recently planning the best way to learn how to crochet and select the required yarn – having never touched a crochet hook in my life – this report came to light in the media. For those who want to be spared the details, it concerns recently obtained footage obtained from shearing sheds around Australia where the sheep are shown to be treated extremely brutally by the shearers.

It was a timely reminder to me about the ethics of using wool which only really came onto my radar a few years ago.  Prior to that, I had viewed wool, particularly “merino wool”, as a superior, cosy, wholesome fiber. I believed that it was as simple as the sheep growing their fleece each year prior to being shorn when the warmer weather set in. Humans could then have the fleece converted into a cosy woolen hat, beanie, jumper etc – simple hey ?

Hmmmmm, the ethics behind wool production are unfortunately not so simple or idealistic.

The main arguments by those in the know regarding how sheep are raised for wool and meat in Australia  are mulesing (the cutting of flesh away from around the sheep’s hind quarters to prevent fly strike) and tail docking without pain relief, live animal export (when the sheep pass their wool growing use by date) , massive numbers of deaths of newborn lambs (15 million lambs per year in Australia – unbelievable) due to inadequate shelter from the elements / predators. Older sheep are shorn at times which make best economic sense rather than what is going to make the animal comfortable – I have seen this first hand, driving past groups of freshly shorn, freezing sheep in the middle of winter in country NSW – a very sad vision. As per the above mentioned report, there is also the issue of brutality during the shearing process in some of our Australian shearing sheds.  All of these issues are common place in Australia and are preventable and unnecessary. 

Our Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce often describes anybody who dares question the treatment of animals used for food, wool , milk or egg production in Australia as “extremists”. I cannot see anything extreme or radical about acknowledging that  sheep are surprisingly intelligent, social animals who feel pain, fear and cold/heat and that they should be treated accordingly.

So, what can you do to be a kind wool consumer ?


Sweet faced creature !

1. Support retailers who only use wool from sheep who have not been mulesed (and have gone to the effort to invest in other husbandry means to prevent fly strike). The New Zealand brand “Icebreaker” is a good one. Others include Laura Ashley and Country Road – see more companies here.  NewMerino® “is a certification system for Australian merino wool grown by professional wool producers using sustainable farming systems and holistic animal welfare standards” and worth investigating.

2. Buy wool yarn from one of the following fabulously ethical sources. I know I will be ! This well researched blog article discusses the myriad of kind little wool farms mainly in the US. As the world’s largest producer of wool, there is massive scope for Australian farmers to follow suit and meet the growing demand for ethical products. Here are some similarly kind options in the UK – Izzy Lane (they rescue rare breed sheep from slaughter and produce the most heavenly looking garments out of the wool) and The Toft (I am enviously eyeing off their “crochet hamper”) – their wool comes from locally sourced, well treated Alpacas.

Back in Australia however, I am excited about discovering these 2 gorgeous companies :

EWE Ethical Wool Enterprises

Based in Daylesford, Victoria, this farm obtains fleece from it’s rescued sheep and alpacas who live out their natural lifespan on the farm. 

White Gum Wool

Based in Tasmania, this farm is run by an American woman, Nan, who cares for the land and the sheep in her care in a holistic manner. The sheep are not mulesed (and even keep their tails) and their family groups are respected. Her “unique” farming practices are indicative of a woman who obviously loves and respects her animals. I wrote to Nan to find out what happens to the sheep once their wool production wanes and she wrote me a lovely, informative reply about how she will be letting her sheep live out their lives (10-12 years) on her farm – partly to ensure the supply of suitable “matriarchs” in the group (you can read more about the “Power of the Matriarch” here – I found it a fascinating read). There is a gorgeous supply of yarn for sale too through the on-line shop.

3. Buy less wool by considering other materials for your jacket, thermals, yarn etc. It is like everything in this world, when reliance and demand on a product is so large, the animals are usually the ones who suffer to meet our consumerist demands for cheap and plentiful products. As outlined by Animals Australia, there are some great alternatives (eg bamboo, modal, microfibre, Tencel (made from eucalyptus!) ingeo (made from corn fibres), Primaloft and Microcloud) which will keep you snug, or you could re-visit my post here for some more suggestions. As for yarns, stock a variety of “plant based” yarns such as hemp, organic cotton and bamboo (as well as the more traditional wool yarns) and an excellent guide to the weird and wonderful array of non-animal sourced yarns is outlined here.

4. Slightly off topic and I will cover it more another day, but never use angora wool. The way it is produced – mainly from angora rabbits in China is the stuff of nightmares.

5. Remember that sheep are individual, sentient beings. Have a look at the gorgeous Edgars Mission or Tamara Keneally woolly residents if you need a reminder.

As for my future crochet-ing endeavours, my plan is this one.

1. Learn how to make granny squares via Meet Me At Mikes “A Granny A Day (How To Crochet A Granny Square)” – a series of very uncomplicated, basic looking videos lessons.

2. Once the granny squares have been mastered, I will move onto recommeded U-Tube videos Bella Coco and The Purl Bee and bobwilson123.

3. Should I need further clarification, invest in a couple of books – recommended ones from crafty people being Learn to Crochet by Patons and Mollie Makes Crochet.

4. My ultimate aim is to be capable of making an exquisite creature such as these squids ……………………………….. !!!!squid.

Want to know a bit more ? Read on here :

* Wool Exposed by Animals Australia

* Mulesing by Animals Australia

* Sheep in Australia by Little Oak Sanctuary






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