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Teaching the Next Generation about Fruit & Vegetables

Let’s buy a hobby farm and grow everything we want to eat! How wonderful will it be for the children to have a hands on understanding of where their good comes from. Sounds like an awesome plan, doesn’t it? Depending on who you are and what your experience is, you’ll either be swept up with… Read more »

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Country Life – Is it living up to our expectations?

It’s been a little over two years since we moved from Sydney, to the Yass Valley. Although we weren’t able to move straight onto our property (it took two years to get the house, water tank, septic system and various other necessities built), we have lived in a rural area all this time. So do… Read more »

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Fake Farmers

Ever since we’ve moved I’ve battled with being a city girl in the country. I didn’t want to be fake. I love that I grew up in the city. I love the city. I love the restaurants, the shopping, the museums and galleries… I could go on. But growing up in Sydney is so different… Read more »

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November Week 1: Cupboards are in!

It’s all getting a little bit exciting and there may have even been happy dances involved. The cabinetry has gone in and my husband is doing a really good job of faking that he’s as excited as I am (in the same way that I feigned enthusiasm when the water and septic tanks were installed)…. Read more »

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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 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 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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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 »