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Wire Christmas Stars

Wire Christmas Stars

I’m a lover of Christmas time. Perhaps it’s the memories, or the time spent with family and friends, or perhaps it just signals the start of the long summer holidays which, as a teacher, I love! What ever it is, Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Christmas is not a huge production for […]

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A morning in the creek

A Morning At The River

Some of our favourite people came to visit us over the holidays. It's so good to have cousins (and a sister) who are friends as well. Their visit was full of outdoor fun, soaking up the best that the

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Vanilla Jam

Rhubarb, Strawberry, And Vanilla Jam

Long time readers would know that I'm a bit of a jam and preserve maker. As I type this, there are about 17 jars of plum jam sitting in my cupboard, ready to be used when ever the mood strikes. Of

Taking Stock - September 15

Taking Stock: September 2015

Hooray for September! Spring is in the air, and not a moment too soon. Even with some sickness keeping us down for a few weeks, we are glad to be out of the worst of the winter cold. The fire is still


Random Photo Wednesday

It's been a while since I've done a random photo day. I kind of forgot myself for a while and have been so focused on writing "useful" posts, that I neglected to just breath, and share some of the ups


Pumpkin Hummus

I'm not the most interesting person when it comes to lunches. In fact at work, I eat the same lunch every day. That's right. Every. Single. Day. In a life full of decisions about food (I teach

How I Make My Own Mozzarella (1)

How I Make My Own Mozzarella

One of the things I love to do is make as much of our food as possible. We make our own sauces, jams, pickles, and preserves. We grow our own vegetables and fruit and freeze the left overs for later.

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Holiday Goals

Yay – it’s school holidays here… and not a minute too soon. My goodness it’s been a busy and tough couple of weeks with sickness continuing, as well as lots of other bits and pieces. Hannah has had to go up to Dubbo and to Sydney for representative school sport (super proud that anyone with […]


Rhubarb Cinnamon Muffins

Come school holidays, we need to think about keeping the kids tummies full. Hungry children are grumpy, whiny children in this house, and I’m not a fan of whining. So on Saturday, I knew I needed to get some snacks organised to get us through the first few days. At this time of year the gardenis […]


How To Make Sour Cream

Another food hack from the farm house kitchen today! We often use sour cream to finish off dishes – on top of stuffed potatoes, or in wraps. I used to find it really frustrating when we had no sour cream left and I wanted it for a meal, so one time I had a go […]


A Farm Life Update

Well it’s been a frustrating few weeks for me here on the farm. I came back from the Problogger conference excited, motivated, and with a list of things I wanted to get done to grow this little blog. Of course though, things don’t always work out as we plan, and I’ve been sick now for […]


The Bone Collectors

One of the many things that our kids love about living on the farm is that we have space. Lots of space. When the weather is nice they spend all their free time outside, creating imaginary worlds for themselves. They stick their head in to tell me that they are off over the creek or […]

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5 Ways To Enjoy Country Living This Spring

Hands up who is excited that Spring is finally here. *waves hand in air frantically* I love warm weather, and though we are in for some more cold still, the longer days are here, and Spring blossoms are all out around the farm. It’s time to brush of those winter cobwebs and get stuck into […]


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, mainly because I think it can be off putting. Ultimately, it is not how big your garden […]

What to spend

What To Spend Your Money On (And What To Save On Too)

We often tell our kids, that you can spend your money on anything, but (and this is a big but!) you can only spend it once. Once your money is gone, it’s gone. Growing up, my parents often used to talk to us about their choices in how they spent their money, and we do […]