July Update Thankfully the middle month of winter is over, even though there is still quite a way to go until we start to warm up here. We have had many more frosts than usual this year and my fingers are crossed that the garden survives them. Most days, there is very little sunshine so […]
I’ve been making this minestrone soup for years. There’s nothing special about it. It’s very easy to make, but it’s very yummy and perfect for a cold winter’s day. I don’t measure the ingredients exactly. Just add more of whatever it is that you like. I usually make enough to freeze for another day. If […]
Off The Grid Winter is definitely here now. We’ve had a few frosts and very little sunshine. The lack of sun is not good news for our lifestyle off the grid. Small amount of sunshine = small amount of power. We have the generator as back up, so have been running it more than usual […]
Recently I came across Christine from My Private Stylist on a recommendation from Sue of Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond. I love checking into Sue’s blog recommendations, and have come across many bloggers who are now enriching my life more than I could ever have expected. But Christine’s post really struck home to me. Christine […]
Spring is here at last and I’ve been loving watching the garden come to life after the long, cold winter that we’ve endured here in Central Victoria.
Our chookies haven’t had a mention for a while so thought I better rectify that. Here are few photos – just because it’s Friday and just because they’re too cute. Enjoy! Tucker time! And starring Smokey Chookie and Lacey Chookie. I’m sure it’s obvious who is who I saw this idea on Facebook and couldn’t […]
Just a little look at what I’ve been doing for the past few months while I’ve been in plaster. It’s mostly been about the garden. We have a large country garden which was quite overgrown when we moved here. So everyday I’ve been out there creating no-dig garden beds. This means laying sheets of newspaper […]
It’s time I introduced the girls in our family. First came Old Chooky, about three months ago. I’m not sure about the age of Old Chooky, as she was given to us by her owner who wasn’t able to keep her. Old Chooky is a bit grumpy at the moment and not really happy about […]