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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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Jude 

Home Schooling. Teenage Years.

Lil is 16 now and I have collated a short list of books, podcasts and ted talks that we have found very informative during her teenage years so far. Throughout Lil’s  baby stage, childhood and teenage years I have been reading different books about child development, listened to podcasts, reading blogs and watched ted talks […]

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Climate Change.

I believe in Climate Change. There is too much scientific evidence and too much physical evidence world wide to not doubt it. Climate Change can sometimes feel like the new big sensationalised thing and with that comes the so called self appointed experts on either side of the fence with no real foundations for their […]

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Quince Blossom.

Yes! If I am really honest… One of the main reasons we planted a small  Quince Orchard is because quince blossom is sooooo beautiful! And at this time of year on warm Spring days the Quince Orchard smells like…well… the sweetest fragrant quince fruit! Last year we left less than twenty quince fruit to mature […]

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Home Schooling. Learning.

When I was a little girl the local library was a lovely place to be but also a bit scary! The librarian was very crabby, there was absolutely no talking, she had very strict rules and I wouldn’t be surprised even if most of the men in the district were as scared of her as […]

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Home Schooling. Morning Routine.

Until Lil was 12years old we followed a morning routine before our  home schooling day started  that really worked for us. (Since Lil’s injury the routine has changed.) From age 6 to 12 Lil  learnt some great life lessons about time management by following a predictable morning routine. Showing up, being on time, time management, […]

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Home Schooling.

From time to time I will be sharing snippets of our Home Schooling life. When we started my friend who was home schooling really helped me put some things into perspective and  there was one  blog*  in particular  that I found so helpful. I would like to pay forward the  knowledge that I have gained […]

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Early Days

  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 […]

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Farmer.

I am not quite sure how it all began it is just basically who I am. And when my family shifted to the city I felt like a fish out of water, my nickname at my new high school was Farmer, because, well, basically that was who they thought I was. A farmer. That is […]

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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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