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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.

hello & welcome!

Jude 

The Back Orchard

We’ve just come in from spending the afternoon outside. What started out as checking on the hens in the Back Orchard when they were sounding their loud clucking alarm call ended in us coming in at 6pm. The days surely are becoming lighter for longer. Such a good way to clear our thoughts, we have […]

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A Country Gentleman.

As I passed you new seasons fruit we had grown here in our young orchards. An apple, a pear, stone fruit. Maybe a new variety of vegetable I had talked to you about trialling. You cup it in your hand ever so, feel the weight of it, run your thumb carefully over it and assess […]

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Zucchini Love

Not all zucchini’s are created equal when it comes to cooking  & eating  them. The dark green generic zucchini varieties (the seedlings often found in large chain garden centres) can taste awful and turn the best of us off this gorgeous vegetable! Full of water, those dark green smooth zucchini varieties can lose their shape […]

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Still creating when life changes.

You know that gentle soothing rhythm that you so easily slip into and get lost in when knitting or crocheting or painting or hand sewing or baking or gardening, any kind of creative outlet really. It gently calms the mind, it is like a balm for the soul. It slows us down, we become more […]

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Plastic free July

I read a comment by someone who said they didn’t know where to start with going plastic free, she felt that there was just so much information out there and it was a little overwhelming what to do and what not to do. Fair enough, sometimes it can all feel like a bit of a mine  field,  picking through […]

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A letter to my 23yr old self.

  I met two girls at the market one Saturday who reminded me of you at their age.  They started talking to me at the sock stall when I was on a mission to buy red socks. Why was I even looking for a red sock?  Just like looking at my red shoes and feeling […]

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Nest. A new free ebook.

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback about my new free ebook Nest. Looking for the Light during the colder months. If you haven’t had the opportunity to download the ebook yet it’s there for when you are ready. If you are undecided and wondering what it is about well  the title is pretty […]

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Garden Planning

With the wood fire warming the house, the labrador asleep on the hearth and Ebb the Spoodle snuggled up next to me,  I look outside at the tall silver birch trees, their draping shapes further exposed with the leaves already fallen and I watch some little Silver Eyes skip between the branches. The fog is […]

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Quince Jam Drop Bikkies

The Quince Jam Drop Bikkie recipe to celebrate all things Quince and sharing my new free ebook. Quince Jam Drop Bikkies Makes 15. Ingredients: 180g butter 3/4 cup rapadura sugar 2 cups wholemeal spelt flour 1/2 teaspoon Aluminium free Baking Powder 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 chia egg . In a small cup mix 1 […]

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A dream come true.

Look at this Orlando Plenty creation, made by Sappho & Ryan. Can you spy the Quinces grown here at Fairy Wren Cottage poached in unpasteurised freshly pressed apple juice? And it tasted as good as it looks! It is a dream come true for Michael, Lil and I to be at the Farm Gate Market […]

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