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Fairy Wren Cottage blog is a journal of sorts about seasonal living & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
Your time is precious, it's the greatest gift we can give ourselves & it's humbling that you would  take time out of your day to visit.

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Early days in the Quince Orchard with Duckie, Amelia Cordelia & Beatrix in the bath!

There is always something so inspiring when looking at photos from when we first started to tend the garden here at Fairy Wren Cottage.

It makes me feel more motivated. When we shifted in there were long to do lists and lists of plants and trees that I was busting to try growing.

Into our 9th year here the trial and error has made us more deliberate in our choices of what we grow.

Injuries and illness that we live with day to day has narrowed our  planting choices based around what grows well with little fuss but still provides any or all of the following, food, shelter, bird or marsupial habitat, and just even something that the bees are attracted to.

Granny Squares used to make wooden stake covers to stop any eye injuries.

I was reminded of Marianne Williamson’s quote that goes something along the lines of:

If something is lacking in a situation

Bring more of your self to it.

So I have been focusing my journaling on the garden, sending it love and listening to its whispers.

How do I want it to flourish, what can I bring to it, what am I asking of the garden and in return how can I and we as a family rise up to meet the gifts it gives us.

According to people who have lived in the valley all their lives it snows here every 10 or so years.

Hope you liked the throw back photo’s.

Sending Light & Love,

Jude x

Early Days

September 2, 2019

  1. Your Darling Daughter

    September 2nd, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Beautiful! A wonderful post my Darling Mama!

  2. Jude Van Heel

    October 31st, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thank you Darling!
    I couldn’t do it without you xxxx

  3. Sally

    September 3rd, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Totally adoring your photos Jude and wondering what is the building shown in Spring and then under snow? It’s just so beautiful. How funny, your granny square stake covers, reminds me of the pom-poms I been been making to create a yarn bomb bunting for an event coming up later this month. Thank you for sharing the beautiful quote, something for all aspects of our lives. Sally XX



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