News of September 2017

Hi all you wonderful people.

Thank you for all the good wishes, for Chris & Jacqueline’s 30th wedding anniversary in August!

September brought more cool nights and evenings by the fire; quite unusual for this time of year. Now the days are getting hazier and we hope for rain as we always do as the fire-danger increases.

The cattle spent most of their time reducing fuel-loads around the camp and our main model area. Even the “working mums” are holding onto their weight well and the first calves are dropping.


We continue to advocate proactive environmental service.

Auf Deutsch.          


May October be a great month for you all,


Greetings from Kachana.

Sustainability ultimately hinges on there being enough young people who are able and willing to pick up the ball and to run with it. Here is a link to such a person. Tom recognises the need to incorporate restorative environmental services into primary production. If you do not live on the land, here is a chance to support one of those people who are committed to leaving behind a healthier landscape for all.

Tom explains: 

Link of the month:

Attention, school teachers, educators and also people who are passionate about our natural environments! 

Walter Jehne explains (for two hours) in simple language what others have written long and complicated books about:


Restoring Water Cycles to Naturally Cool Climates and Reverse Global Warming

Quote of the month:

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.

It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."

E.F. Schumacher

Coming up:  

An Australian first!   –   AMP Zipline 2017  - Sydney Australia; 20 & 21 October 2017

(This is a brainchild of Terry Hewett. Terry and some of his clients have supported custodianship-challenges on Kachana since 2006.)

Request for helping hands (& minds!):

Jacqueline will be away for a few months from mid-October onwards.  Meanwhile we are looking for an enthusiastic person (or more) who would like to experience the Kimberley build-up season: hot with the occasional storm while nature awakens from its winter-sleep!

In return for cooking and other chores around the camp: the gratitude of happy people, dog, cattle, horses, donkey, chickens and duck.