Saturday, August 28, 2010
I hear a lot of news reports about acres of bush land being destroyed by wild fire and always smile to think of Old Salt's response:
"Now look at that tree! Has it been destroyed? No, it's still bloody there, innit! I'm an arsonist y'know. Well, I used to be anyway. Used to walk all around the country and chuck a match here and there, when the wind was right. Patchy fires. Fire just brings up everything all green and nice, gets rid of the kangaroo's ticks and gives them a bit of fresh feed. They won't be feedin' around that bush for a while though, 'til it all dries out. They'll be up in the hills, away from the foot rot."