No Country for Pink Eyes

The North-west coast is known for its rich red soils, just right for grown potatoes – Bismarks, Brownells, Kennebecs, Nicolas, Dutch Creams. My late father always said: “You can’t grow a decent Pink Eye here.” I was surprised to see a sign advertising locally grown Pink Eyes and bought a bag. They were pale and grey. When I saw this perfectly prepared paddock between Somerset and Yolla, I hoped the farmer wasn’t planning a crop of Pink Eyes.

Kit Hiller


Oil on canvas