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How Big Is Your Garden?

I often get asked how big our is garden. When people read about the amount of produce we grow, that is the number one question that follows. It's one of the questions I'm most reluctant to to answer,

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I’m Not Here…

When I was at the Problogger conference a few weeks back, I had dinner with Kate from Rosehips and Rhubarb, Lizzie from Strayed from the Table, and Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy. It's always fun to meet

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Ten Instagram Farmers For You To Follow

I've been getting into Instagram in a big way lately. There are just so many creative people out there. I'm loving perusing through the beautiful pictures and getting some inspiration for my own life


Creamy Corn Casserole

On Friday and Saturday we had a beautiful hint of Spring. Lovely warm weather, and sunny days are on their way. It reminded us that we need to put some pigs and lambs in our freezer before it gets too


Some Delicious Cakes For You To Try

Farmers wives can all bake! It seems to come with the job. I guess in the olden days, keeping your farmer man going when he was working physically hard was a full time job. It is no wonder that

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Things We Like | July 2015

It has been a while since I wrote one of these posts where I share some of the things my family is enjoying. I bought this book at a fabulous childrens bookshop we discovered in Melbourne when we were there back in June. I remembered seeing it being read on a youtube clip, and immediately thought […]

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How I Redesigned My Blog (And You Can Too!)

As you have probably noticed, my blog design completely changed a few weeks ago. Last year when I went to the Problogger conference, I made a list of things I wanted to achieve in the next 12 months. One of the things I really wanted to do was to move my blog to a self-hosted […]


Berry Clafoutis

At this time of year we always start looking through the freezers (there are 3 here) to shift some of the food that has been put there last summer. We want to make sure we make use of the harvest from last year, as well as make sure that we have room to put the […]


Plan Your Summer Garden Now!

I know it seems crazy to be thinking about Summer vegetables right now because it is freezing cold and the middle of winter, but hear me out! Gardens take a little bit of planning. You can’t just whack a few seeds in the ground and pick tomatoes two weeks later. A little bit of time […]


The Beautifulest Place

Over the weekend, Country Boy went out to finish some fencing he had been doing around the farm. It was windy up on the hill tops, so Meg and Toby took along their kites to play with. Of course the wind was too strong and it blew their kites everywhere. But the air was crisp, cold […]

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How To Create Awesome (Simple) Birthday Cakes

Growing up I used to love to study the Womans Weekly Birthday Cake Book. It’s practically a rite of passage for those of us who grew up in the 1970’s and 1980’s. These days my kids study the same books each year, while dreaming of their own birthday cakes, and just like my mother, I […]

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4 Reasons To Start Decluttering

I shared one of my old posts about decluttering on Facebook over the weekend. It’s one I really like (see it here if you’re interested), because it is full of concrete suggestions of things you don’t need in your house or life. Unfortunately though, I really can’t just write an endless list of items that […]



Like much of the east coast, we have been enduring particularly cold weather lately – even cold for our farm which is always cold in July anyway! On Friday when I got to work, many of my students told me that they had snow at home. It seems that we were one of the few villages […]