Anguem ex machina

Snakes are a regular hazard around the farm. So far, we’ve only seen blacks and browns around the place (we’d love to see a carpet snake or python, to keep the mice down without endangering the dogs, but there it is…). We just found one in the water tank for the engine that drives the... Continue Reading →

The Blob

The Blob was found growing on the mulch in the orchard/food forest this morning:   Luckily it was just the critter that inspired those awful movies, so it didn’t eat me when I poked it with a stick. That is to say, it’s a slime mould. Specifically Fuligo septica, or the Dog Vomit Slime Mould... Continue Reading →

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