Farmers’ Market

By |April 11th, 2014|



Wednesdays used to be different. 
I used to make a slice every Wednesday. I'd take it to a friend's house, and drink tea.
Wednesdays are now a flurry of labelling and last minute baking and packing up and chalk-boarding. At 3pm every Wednesday a bell rings and our weekly farmers' market starts. 

Of all the things I've done […]

mere trifle

By |April 9th, 2014|


Even when you bake for a living, you'll still stuff up the occasional batch of cakes.
Unfortunately when I stuff up a batch of cakes it's not usually, you know, one tray of twelve cup cakes.

This is a blueberry teacake. I make lots of them. I know where I went wrong this time: maths. Bloody maths. […]

the beekeeper

By |April 8th, 2014|


I am not the beekeeper of this operation. Adam is.
I've never really been particularly interested in bees, they were always Dad's gig, and that whole bee suit thing was kind of alarming.
When we started talking about moving back down here to the farm, Dad asked if we wanted to take over his hives. We fart-arsed around […]

The day the olives grew.

By |March 17th, 2014|


Dad planted an olive tree about the time he planted the coffee, so in the vicinity of 13 years ago. We've always talked about it as the tree that never fruits. We were advised that olives don't need a cultivar like some fruiting trees, and this tree was in the coffee grove, so it […]

farm picnic day

By |March 3rd, 2014|

We ran our first Farm Picnic Day last month. We were very nervous. Like, really nervous. It sold out quickly and we closed it down at 50 people, and I had visions of people eveywhere and chaos and children climbing silos and falling into electric fences and ambulances and lawsuits and me in a data […]

when the big week turned into a big month

By |February 18th, 2014|

Hello! Jeepers. I've just about forgotten how to log into Typepad. We've been rolling with the punches over here, holding our heads above deep, deep water and singing loudly to a favourite song. 
We've done a lot of very fun stuff in a short period of time and I'll catch you up on it all, I […]


By |February 9th, 2014|

HI!!!! It's been so long and I have so much to tell you, about the biggest week of our lives amongst other things, but it's very nearly midnight (again) and I'm collapsing, so just wanted to share this cool little video that the truly lovely Hayden Quinn (and Sam Evans) shot at our place this […]

Year of Family Farming 1/52

By |January 23rd, 2014|

(I'm going to play catch up and post three of these in a row, to get to week 3, you know, being a bit late to get started!)
It's so damn cool that is actually International Year of Family Farming that I've decided to do a weekly moment celebrating it, as we're in it up to […]

Sunday rewind

By |January 19th, 2014|

An old post for a new day. This one from April, 2011, when we found ourselves in hospital with a tiny Ivy with pneumonia. Today is splinter-free and easy breathing, hope your Sunday is too. xx

It's not all about the birthing. Or the nursing or the sleeplessness or the timeless, endless juggle. Actually for me […]


By |January 14th, 2014|

Hello! I've been spending long days in a very hot kitchen, how about you?! I try not to get horribly jealous of friends on holidays, in the long summer holidays, you know? Who post lovely photos of kids doing lots of fun things and going places and "chillaxing" as Tilly – just seven – says. 
Around […]