Entrance to the home of Rod and Margie Davies

Entrance to the property of Rod and Margie Davies

The walk we took on September 10th carried us along Fern Flat Road to the home and pottery of Rod and Margie Davies. This couple have managed to sculpt out an enviable lifestyle in their beautiful rural location. They’ve raised two lovely daughters and their artistic pottery is available in galleries around the country. Over the years they’ve inspired others to take a chance and follow their creative passions.

It’s a restful road walk tracking a river and surrounded by green, often bush-clad hills. An appropriate choice considering all the rain we’ve had through the winter and early spring.

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They grow big pigs in the Far North

They grow big pigs in the Far North

 

 

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Since I work just 3 ½ days a week I have now joined a weekly hiking group that walks each Wednesday, weather permitting. On October 5th we walked up Fern Flat Road 6.5 kilometres to Rod and Marguerite Davies’ Pottery, and back again after lunch. We’ve known the Davies’ for many years. I salute this couple who’ve chosen to live the simple, alternative life and who’ve made a great success of it. Thy have raised their two bright and lovely daughters in rural quietude and they’ve managed to make a good living from their pottery. Rod’s work is now highly regarded around the country and he and Margie have inspired many adults and young people in Peria and beyond to embark on their own creative ventures.

I’ve posted below a series of photos from this walk courtesy of George Van Valkenburg.

Rod Davies Welcomes Us to Fern Flat Pottery

Fern Flat Pottery

Rod Explains His Latest Work to Dave Panckhurst and Me

Fern Flat Swimming Hole

Pretending to Go For A Swim

The River

Bus Stop With a Trench

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Radio host, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives and the recently released Beyond the Search, books to lift the spirit and touch the heart. See http://www.JohnHainesBooks.com

 

“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

 

“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

 Heather Slocumb, Apex Reviews