Machinery

Being independent of the electricity grid, as I have been for eighteen years, is great. Not that, remotely sited as my place is, there was any choice. And my solar system, designed and installed by Dave Bartley of then-Sunrise Solar back in 1994, has been trouble-free. Dave tells me that my BP batteries have lasted […]

This piece was recently broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Bush Telegraph program: Being hopeless with machinery, and living a long way from town, I treat any mechanically-minded visitor as a precious opportunity. There’s always some collection of moving metal parts that’s refusing to function. This time it was my pump. I’d excused it slowing down […]

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