Bush Tucker, the way of survival in the outback. Story within!!
White folk in Australia have learned many secrets from the Aboriginals in this country on surviving in the harsh outback.
When visiting these areas, it is a good idea to find some of the local Aboriginal elders and have a chat to them.
They can make your trip a lot more interesting, I can assure you!!
There are many types of bush tucker, when I have some time, I shall upload a lot more.
A.) These little fellow I used to grow years ago, they are known as Rosella.
The make wonderful flavoured jams and grow wild in the northern territory.
I do believe that birds spread the seeds and I am sure they are not native to Australia.
B.) Witchetty Grubs (Cossidae sp.) when cooked I am told taste like scrambled eggs.
I would only eat them if I was dying of starvation, how about you??
C.) Fruit of the Pandanus Palm, these fruit contain small kernels, difficult to prise out, however they are highly nutritional.
D.) These little beauties are commonly known as Rain cherries (Syzygium fibrosum) and are good to eat when ripe; jam is also made from them.
Hello to you all once more!!
We are packing our gear up ready for Saturday’s flight.
We are leaving Ravenshoe tomorrow Friday afternoon, bound for Cairns.
We will spend the evening there and fly from Cairns to Brisbane on Saturday afternoon, then Kuala Lumpur and onto Bangkok.
We have been absolutely flat out here, working on the land like famers of the past.
It has been most enjoyable; however the weather has not been that kind, with its chilly cold winds, we did however have the pleasure of roaring hot fires at night.
The cyclones have provided Wendy with tons of fire wood.
We have been out on several occasions, but the most memorable occasion was Fathers day outing with Wendy.
We visited some very interesting areas such as Granite Gorge, a dairy, a coffee plantation, a tea plantation, waterfalls and the world famous Curtain Fig Tree which many of you have seen.
I shall upload some of these photos when I am in Thailand.
Do to you all, I will soon respond to your kind comments!!
Thank you all for your patients.
Bless you all my friends.