Those were precious times experiencing the sights, smells, animals and tasks on the farm. Especially driving the tractor at a ridiculously young age!
From infancy my primary focus for relating to the world has been wildlife. Starting with the woodlice on the garden path I have had the privilege of seeing wonders both intimately tiny and on a spectacular scale.
The subsequent decades as an artist, science and environmental educator, maker of objects, grower of food, and grateful student of people who know what they are talking about has left me with a desire to add my voice to the telling of the story of how we can become real human beings again with a right relationship to the life around us.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my 'observations from the wheelbarrow'!
Why 'Fractal Farmer'?
A fascinating feature of fractal forms is that no matter what scale they are viewed at they are the same in essence: the twig divides in the same way as the mightiest trunk, the first curve of a tiny shell sets the mathematical course for the growing spiral.
In the same way I consider that the actions of each person choosing to nurture life on this planet ripple out in ways beyond our knowing and thus matter profoundly.
Here I consider the interface between the life of the planet and the human world.
My blog offers day-to-day thoughts and observations.
Longer observations are conveyed in both words and images throughout the site along with a page listing sources for deeper study.