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Monthly Archives: May 2011

counting our chickens

I love our chooks. They mosey around the chook yard and free range through the garden. They lay lots of eggs, enough for us to give a couple of dozen away every week. Perfect.    But we have a fox in the area.  I feel very conflicted about the fox. […]

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necking

It's all about necks, down here, in this small sheltered spot out of the wind.  Holy crapola it's cold. And windy.  Ever since I accidentally made a cowl, I've become a bit of a fan. They're very practical for people who don't like trailing things around their necks that might […]

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field of dreams

  There's nothing more awesome than seeing someone's dream coming true, right?  Ever been to a wedding where everyone, all the friends, all the oldies, are jumping out of their skins with joy, everyone knowing this togetherness is particularly wonderful and are there to celebrate the stockings off it? Ever […]

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feeding the baby meat

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang If you’ve been following along here you might have been around for Meat Free May last year. We went from a fairly low red-meat-eating base (about twice a week) to zero for a month, for primarily ecological reasons. I was pregnant with baby number […]

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think little

Some days it's all rush rush rush round here, and not much else.  I'm ashamed to say there's raised voices (usually mine: WILL YOU GET IN THE CAR.) There's no enjoying the moment. There's no perfect pastoral family scene. There can even be moments when I think bitterly, this sucks. […]

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sometimes times stands still

In some places I'm quite sure that time is just a little bit elastic, you know? Gostwyck, up near Armidale, where we spent Easter with Ad's folks.  Do you have a place like that?      I only wish I could say the same for the smallies. I know it's a cliche, […]

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two a penny

Oh, Easter. You can keep your chocolate eggs, your bunnies and your bilbies, all I need is a hot cross bun.  Ideally warmed (not toasted), with a lick of proper butter.      For someone who makes a lot of bread, and buns, and any number of bakery items I […]

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