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The Lady behind the Crazy

I am a 40+ chick. I live in the country with 3 teenagers, 1 husband and many animals. Here’s the thing: The black dog also hangs with me occasionally and, thank the baby cheeses, life is not perfect. That’s OK, because I work hard to be a glass half-full person and I can’t lie! I write to help my head, heart and humor…and I tell myself ‘I’ve got this!’


  1. Hello Alyson – just popped over to say g’day from sunny qld… to a fellow giant dog “victim/lover” by the look of the latest entry. Have a great time with your blog – the housework does tend to slide…
    Smiles and Sunshine
    Bush Babe (and thanks for the link!)

  2. Hello there Alyson! It’s your duck herding friend here. Love the new blog!

  3. akentuckycreation

    What a wonderful thing the internet is. I have met someone from Australia. Correct???? This is one country that I would LOVE to visit. I hope you will visit my blog in the US (from Kentucky). I have a lot of recipes posted, even though our systems are completely reversed. I will look forward to visiting your blog and learning more about your country.


  4. Thanks for your encouraging comments, guys, you really know how to make a girl feel welcome.

    BB: The housework has well and truly slid, but it’s good to know I’m not the only one who has that ‘mysteriously’ happen! πŸ™‚

    Yay Duck Herder! I’ve missed you, girl! Glad you’re back!

    Hi Lee, love your recipes. I am absolutely Australian, as are the two lovelies commenting above. It truly is a wonderful country and I’d want to come here if I lived anywhere else! I’ve always been very excited about the cooking from your part of the US in particular, so thanks for finding me!

  5. Hi Alyson. Thanks for your inspiration. Our family is about to embark on chooks in the backyard in Canberra. The mobile chook run is ready to go, now just to prepare the vegie beds and choose the chooks.

  6. Hi Eve. I love a new chook venture! Make the most of Jon Stanhope, cause he’s on your side for this, being a great poultry fancier himself. If you ever need chook backup support, do let me know πŸ™‚

  7. What a great video! The TV station was very supportive; you say you felt nervous, but they didn’t make you look chicken at all.

  8. Thanks Alyson, I am busy reading all the Chook books I can and of course good old Earth Garden and Grass Roots for info. I didn’t know Jon Stanhope was a poultry fancier – good to know our politicians are human. πŸ™‚

  9. Eve, my book is in the ACT Library System, so make sure you check it out – I was living in Amaroo when I wrote it so it should be helpful (I hope πŸ™‚ )

    Lavenderbay, my inner chicken channelled as a VERY serious egg, though. The TV station was brilliant and I went on the radio for the same mob which was an absolute hoot – I cackled all the way through that one. Now people call me the chicken lady. Can’t think why.

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  11. dogsrulecatsdrool

    neat looking blog, like your about me synopsis, since you’re a writer you might be interested in my book and author interview site, Paperback Writer, http://rebecca2007.wordpress.com

  12. Thanks for visiting, Rebecca. I’ll check your site out too.

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  14. Lovely blog Alyson! And what a stunning photo of you too… Keep writing and going where joy leads you xx

  15. Thanks Gillian – it’s a work in progress, but certainly joyfully so πŸ™‚ xx

  16. Hi Suzanne! Great work, love you blog – good to meet you yesterday too! Julia

    • Hi Julia, really enjoyed your writing on Dev’s page, and your blog too! Gungas was great, right?! Nice to meet you too – Alyson πŸ˜‰

  17. Yes, it was fabulous! I felt like I was buzzing all night and felt very happy to be writing again. Hope to catch up again one day. πŸ™‚

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