Winter in the garden

Winter marks the turning point in our year, Andy packs up his landscaping tools and get his grafting knife ready for the season ahead. It also marks the turn of the season, where we get our gumboots out, the woodshed starts to get very frequent visits and we slow down...
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When was the last time you felt alive?!?

When was the last time that you felt truly alive? Can you think back to when your senses were in tune, you felt the cool breeze on your face, you felt a natural rush of energy? So often, in our busy lives, we get totally caught up with what we are doing, whether...

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The Autumn Rustle

There’s something special about autumn, the time of the year when you wake to crisp, clear mornings, fog sitting in the gullys with autumn leaves filling the trees, their last hurrah before the bitter cold sets in. Autumn for us, is a time of preparation for the...

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Hot & Spicy Pickled Cabbage

Do you ever find that you use half of a vegetable and then the other half ends up sitting in the crisper of the fridge for days on end, nearing closer to its demise? I recently had this issue with a Red Cabbage. We'd used half of if last week and then I had no idea...

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Lunch from the Farmers Market

As the sun peaked over the hills and the fog was rested in the gully, we witnessed a beautiful Pink & Purple sunrise! This is one of the many joys of living in the country, the other is visiting our local farmers market! Today was the day for the monthly Warragul...

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Wood-Fired Hydronic Heating

It's cold, wet and winter is approaching. We are in the thick of Autumn and the crops are dying off and more and more jars are getting filled with preserved produce from our summer crops; much like our woodshed is full of energy harvested from the drier, warmer...

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Fungus Amongus

We awoke on Sunday, to a dreary Autumn morning with no plans ahead. Andy suggested that we go out foraging for some breakfast! He was dreaming of Pine Mushrooms, the nutty divine prize that would await at the end of our foraging mission. So we jumped out of bed, got...

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