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Learning Curve

I can’t deny any longer that the summer break has finished. Number Two Child starts his first day of prep tomorrow, Australia Day is now behind us, and today we officially entered February. This signifies the start of the birthday season around here. Three of the five of us have February birthdays, and the extended […] Read more…

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This week in stills

Summer has made us hardworking and lazy all at the same time. Long, hot days spent, with no schedule or agenda. One hour just ticking into the next. Work has focused around the veggie garden. We’ve built frames to hang the shadecloth to protect the plants during the inevitable heatwave, and we’ve put mesh around […] Read more…

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This week in stills

It has been a quiet week around here, with O taking our little Lord and Lady to the snow while I stayed home with baby. An unexpected consequence was that we ended up with a major backlog of eggs. Our fine feathered friends broke two records this week, laying a dozen eggs in a day (usually […] Read more…

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This week in stills

In the same week we woke up to a deep, deep frost and also saw the first spring blossoms appear on the apple trees. Spring is coming, but winter has held us in an icy grip this week. Brrrr….   Read more…

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The supermoon

The movie ends, it’s 11pm, and I wander through the house switching off lights and kissing sleeping children before I go to bed. My bare feet chill to ice as I walk across the laundry tiles to feed the cat. I glance out the window. Clouds of mist fill the voids between the hills. Strange to be able […] Read more…

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