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Monthly Archives: June 2011

craft heaven

On Saturday I got on a bus with about forty other local girls in the deep dark very early morning and set off for the handmade market in Canberra, about three and a half hours drive away.  It suited me well (other than the very early morning bit at which […]

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this moment

{this moment}: A Friday photo tradition with Soulemama. One moment from this week, one that you want to hang onto and not forget. No words. And if you're a blogger playing along, please leave your link!   Have a wonderful weekend friends! xxx

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inevitable

What would your thoughts be if your scallywag middle child woke you up in the morning asking for the dustpan and brush?  With any experience of my particualr scallywag you'd most likely wake right up and ask more clearly than you felt: what for?  To which the scallywag would state […]

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foxy

source I saw the fox today.  Up close. I heard distressed chicken-squawking and dropped the washing basket and ran outside. There he was, snapping at the tail fathers of one of my hens. I shouted and ran at him, and he backed up maybe one step and stood and looked […]

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making sour cream

Homemade sour cream, hmmmmmm. And about as easy as leaving cream out on the bench, with a bit of buttermilk help.  SO good.  Here's how. (Adapted from The Home Creamery.)   Ingredients: 2 cups cream ('light' cream is recommended, but I use the same pouring cream for everything: butter, icecream, […]

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another treasure map

Hello! Hope you've had/are having a lovely Sunday and haven't lost any children.  Oh wait. That was me. We had skip around the sustainability expo in Kiama today, at which both children managed to let go of helium balloons, one inside, not so bad, one outside, just as Adam and […]

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want to go see a movie?

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang   It is, er, a kids movie. But go on, tell me you didn’t see Disney Pixar Cars. Tell me you didn’t totally dig Rascal Flatt’s rocking version of “Life is a Highway.” Tell me you did not well up during “Our Town” when […]

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over here we are…

~ Sitting and staring at the wonderful ginger-like in-season Jerusalem artichokes and wondering what the heck to do with them.    Cook 'em, I think babe. (I can't believe she's almost ONE. If I didn't have this year recorded here I might start to think I'd missed it.)   ~ […]

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make your own butter

  I think I just heard my sister, maybe both of them, slapping their foreheads with the palm of their hands. There was a muttered, will you just BUY the damn butter, along with the head banging. They're right. It's ridiculous. I have three small children, a clean washing pile […]

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