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so happy to see you

A friend of mine was sitting with me at my kitchen table recently when Adam came home. She told me afterwards how genuinely happy I obviously was to see him.  I'm am always happy to see him.…
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a little giveaway!

Who doesn't love a cookbook?! Particularly one aimed at kids, with a bit of verve. Nothing condescending, no silly sandwiches.  I was sent two copies of this one as part of a Nuffnang Produc…
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over here we are…

Planting garlic. Clove by clove, a centimetre or two under the soil, pointy end up. Six months till we have a whole lot of aioli.   Watching lettuce grow. More interesting than it sounds.  …
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share farming

Adam and I are essentailly share farming with these larrikins. My folks.  That is, they're retired from dairying (and teaching, in my Mum's case), but Dad still runs cattle on agistment.…
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heartbreak

Yesterday began so well. The day before Adam had moved the meat chickens out to the new pen he built in the paddock. The night brought with it freezing rain and howling winds and neither of us were co…
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building

  It all started with a potato. I planted a couple of kilograms of spuds a couple of weeks ago, over the side fence in the paddock the three little pigs had kindly dug up. In a bid to hold back …
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hit refresh

  Sometimes, even when stuff's generally good, you fall in a heap, right?  It all seems a bit much, a bit hard, the days too short and the nights too interrupted. So consistently and p…
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Mother’s Day

My beloved Mum and Dad have been away for about two and a half months. We moved to the farm, into a loft next to their house, then they left on a big trip, four days later. We've been doing our ow…
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playtime

    Hello! In my first guest post ever, a little bit about our playtime over at Childhood 101! xxx  
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eggs on

  Finally, at some ripe old age approaching 28 weeks, our hens are laying.  Not all at once, which gives us time to figure out the market, and iron out the logistics of egg collection (pla…
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working away

    I'm a little bit absent from this space at the moment because I'm madly working away on this website! Back soon with an online Bikkie giveaway…     xxx
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chips

A bock bock, if you're Ivy and not quite two, is a chicken. A chip is a day old cornish cross broiler chicken, one of 150 that arrived by courier today.      Our eighty went stra…
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crazy duck lady

When I was little I kept obsessive lists of what I wanted to be, and be like, when I grew up. It wasn't all "medieval historian" and "have short hair, wear long skirts" althoug…
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permanent

    I'm not a particularly emotional person.  I don't typically well up at weddings, or around babies, or under crisis.  But some moments undo the best of us. I have a …
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A Friday Photo

  Hello! I apologise for not showing up here this week, it was a week that got away from me.  LOTS going on over here, it was a good week for egg production, a very good week for Bikkies a…
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25 days… and out.

  Yesterday at about 4pm when I ducked into a supermarket to buy extra white chocolate for a batch of Choccy Choc Chocs destined for the Gerringong Markets this weekend, I decided to abandon the…
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Slice of Wednesday: Peanut Brittle Slice

  This slice had so much potential. My Armageddon slice, because who knew I still had butter and sugar!? (This was the end of the white sugar stash.) It even involved a cheat. Flour. I had 5kg o…
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stuff we know

I don't know very much.  But I know that custard makes me feel better if I have a scratchy throat; her too.     I know this new magazine is gorgeous and one day I'd love to b…
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Love your neighbour

Day 22 and we're powering on. We fed our weekend visitors well, they contributed perfect complements to our provisions and ate homemade rice balls, pizzas, delicious rooster soup with navy beans a…
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