Maybe we should build an Ark

Its wet. Its very wet. We haven’t even lived here 6 months yet and have already been flooded in TWICE. The sky’s have well and truly opened this time and all the surroundings have been transformed and changed and altered forever. The road to town as you can see is not a road anymore. Our house is perched on the saddle about a third of the way up the mountain and we have been lucky – we’ve stayed DRY but …

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A Very Good Egg

pekin duck eggs

Ooh La La… we knew this day was coming. But we were expecting first eggs in March and surprisingly we have eggs in January – Happy Happy Days may the scrambling, and frying, and poaching, and baking and all the other Good Egg Stuff Begin. We have invested in 7 Pekin Ducks but they each lay an average of 200 eggs a year, so. How on Earth do just the 2 of us work our way through something like 1400 …

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Happy gluts

cucumber glut garden

Supposedly one of the seven deadly sins… I say bring on the gluttony! These days have been a long time coming and I can already see I have been making HEAPS of mistakes in the veg garden… mostly planting things too close together… even though my veg patch is huge when you plant out the seedlings they look so tiny and innocent that you just cant imagine that not more than a few weeks down the track you’ll be fighting …

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Homemade Lemonade – aka Heatwave Crusher

homemade lemonade drink recipe

I’ve just walked past the thermometer on my way to the kitchen and it’s a whopping 39 degrees – heatwave territory. Standing in the kitchen is a new super shiny one of those four door fancy schmanzy fridges which just got delivered yesterday … .. I opened those big double fridge doors and was looking in longingly wondering if I could possibly squeeze myself in there too. But I’m a realist it’s never going to happen. Then I saw that …

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Homemade Spreadable Butter

spreadable butter

Part of moving to woop woop and living in a rural location was the idea to try to live not only as self sustainably as possible but also as frugally as we could without having to give up things we enjoy. One of those things is spreadable butter ready for your toast or sandwiches straight from the fridge. And seeing as I’m baking some bread today and the spreadable butter finished yesterday I thought Id better make some more in …

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Bye Bye Dandelions

dandelions and weeds

As much as a dandelion is a pretty and useful little weed… we have a LOT of them growing here… they are running a mock all over the garden. But without a lawn mower for the monster size garden they have been having the run of the place popping up everywhere. The grass is Long… Toooo Long but apparently due to Covid supplies of equipment are hard to come by with the reduction in imports coming into Australia.. or maybe …

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Clearing away the Trash

remove vintage caravan

When you move to a place where 2 families have spent a lifetime you kind of know there’s gonna be some garbage and some trash… And to be precise we have found a LOT of Garbage and Trash We’ve done 2 dump runs with a trailer load so far and another 3 or 4 to go.. there is stuff laying around everywhere..Mr L the hubby got that big tidying up job. Not that I’m afraid of a little dirt and …

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The Beginnings of a Veg Garden

over grown veg garden

The dream of being self sufficient with a garden filled with glorious vegetables and salads organically grown was put on the back burner for many years.. until now ! I got a tiny introduction to veg growing at our last home, which was also beautiful and unique and special but it had a lot of trees. In fact that home was a little wooden cottage tucked away in the rainforest, a magical little place that felt a million miles from …

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Just Moved to Woop Woop!

I dont know if yáll know the term ‘Woop Woop‘.. I certainly didn’t hear of it till coming to Australia to live in 2007, maybe because when you come from the UK there cant really be any ‘woop woop’ with so many people and so little space. Well here in the mighty and large Australia there’s so much space, so much countryside.. so very much of it that its hard to comprehend until you’ve seen for yourself with your own …

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