Last summer I was driving around the Mid-North of South Australia, and I came across this abandoned farmhouse. Now I see plenty of old ruined farmhouses, some that people walked away from during the droughts of the 1870’s, others more recently left as smaller farms merge into large holdings. But none felt as desolate as this place. The paddocks around it felt bereft of any Spirit – they felt as if all the life-force had been squeezed out by ignorance and greed.
Will we see more sights like this in the future? We will if present farming methods don’t undergo massive changes.