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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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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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Mary Had a Little Lamb Whose Fleece Was White as Snow

Little Miss loves the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Indeed, her favourite doll is named Mary after her favourite nursery rhyme. So the recent happenings have got her so excited. She finally has sheep! Just like Mary!! Last week, two of the neighbours sheep got into our front paddock. We didn’t mind as… Read more »

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We Have Arrived!

It’s been a while. There is lots to tell but I thought I would start with a little insight into our new life in the Yass Valley. We had a few hiccups when we arrived. Not having rented before in Australia (I did when I lived in Japan), this has been a learning curve in… Read more »

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Our Tree Change (Am I old enough for a mid-life crisis?)

This is it. My family is going to pursue our dream of greener pastures, literally. When we bought our house, we thought our 900 plus square meter block was HUGE. We quickly set about major renovations, taking out asbestos walls, completely re-painting all of the interior and exterior, major landscaping – a blog entry all… Read more »