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October Week 1: It’s looking like a house!

A lot has been happening at the house build. Unfortunately most of it is really boring. Pipes being laid, water tanks and sewer getting connected, electricity and phone connected and lots and LOTS of trenching being dug to house all these cables. But then, just when you think it’s all boring – the internal walls… Read more »

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September Week 2: Hay Bales & Gophers

This week hasn’t been as interesting as the past few weeks and certainly doesn’t make for as nice photos. But yet it was just as important. We found a wonderful farmer in Murrumbateman where we could buy massive hay bales from. We’ll be using these to lay over our orchard. We wanted to make sure… Read more »

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September Week 1: Planting the Orchard & Bogging the Tractor

Life always seems to throw you a few curve balls when you least need them (but then when do you ever need them) and in keeping a promise to my husband, it’s always going to be family first and blog second. Which is why I’ve been a little quiet on blog land. Because life goes… Read more »

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August Week 1: The Frame Goes Up!

It’s been a really exciting week as the frame went up on the house. We didn’t expect things to go so quickly, especially with all the rain we’ve had. Spending so much money on our 130m long driveway has paid off. Apparently the reason why our build is progressing so quickly, is that the trucks… Read more »

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July Week 4: Mud & Work

This week has been an interesting one. I started a contract job for the next six months (these things must be done when you over spend on your ‘dream’ house) and of course, it was also the same week my husband got sent to Sydney. So I faced the first week in a new job… Read more »

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July week3: Fruit tree anyone?

This week was all about my kitchen garden… well my orchard really. I have always owned lemon and lime trees, but now I have 23 acres to play with, I thought it was time to expand my collection. Needless to say, I’ve gone a little crazy. My husband, the financial controller in our family, started to… Read more »

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July week2: Our week and our garden

This week ‘everything’ finally fell into place. Our 130m driveway on our property was finished, the septic tank was dropped into its spot, the water tank area was leveled and the 3 bay shed started to get put up. The shed might not sound like much but we need it so we can connect power… Read more »

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Yass Show and Rodeo 2015

A quick recap of our weekend at the Yass Show and Rodeo! [Show slideshow]

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Do you have a budding green thumb in your family?

I love gardening, but so far most of our gardening has centred around what we can eat. I’ve been thinking about expanding our interest, especially since our children are at an age where they love to help. But having moved to the Canberra region only recently, I’ve been a little stumped as to what we… Read more »

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Collecting the Mail: My Favourite Time of Day

I know it sounds strange. It might help to explain that collecting the mail is about a fifteen minute round trip walk. But when we go as a family it can often take much longer. That’s because it is such a beautiful walk, even now when the trees have dropped all their leaves. We love… Read more »