flowers

My Winter Garden

I’ve made a happy discovery. It seems that my garden springs into flower as winter approaches! Mum mentioned the other day that it looks like our house has a wintergarden. Lavender, daisies, a few late roses, and a whole bunch of shrubs that I don’t know the names of are filling every corner of the […] Read more…

Nettles

A sea of nettles

Lately it seems that all I can think about is weeds. They’re everywhere at our place right now. The blissful few weeks of steady rain we had has brought them out with a vengeance. Two of our smaller paddocks have become a sea of stinging nettles. There are nettles as far as the eye can […] Read more…

Fire

Autumn fire

Weeks of rain has soaked the hills of our farm, washing away summer’s parched earth and replacing it with a lush green buffet for our little herd of cows. Autumn, the second season we’ve seen here, is a riot of colour. Our paddocks are brimming with verdant pasture offset by explosions of red, orange and […] Read more…

Chickens

Things I have learned since moving to the farm

We’ve been out on our 11 acres in the hills on the edge of Melbourne for just over four months now. Here are a few of the things I’ve learned so far: 1. The country really is the best place in the world to grow up. Four months into our country life and the kids have developed a freedom and […] Read more…

Murray Grey cows

With a moo moo here…

Tonight we will become the proud owners of four Murray Grey cows, with two more baby calves due for “hatching” in September. We came across a sign on the side of the road advertising these cows for sale. After our unsuccessful foray into the world of goat herding, O has been talking about getting some […] Read more…

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