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Early Hatching.

Michael got a surprise this morning when four sweet little chicks peered up at him as he lent over to check the settings on the incubator. The chicks have hatched a week early and are somewhat of a miracle. The incubator was still on the rotating cycle (not optimal for hatching chicks), it wasn’t on […]

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Garden Postcards: An Apricot Tree Story

21st June 2021. Garden Postcards. The Moorpark Apricot Tree. I feel like we have just said goodbye to an old friend this morning, but it was an old friend we had said goodbye to a couple of years ago that bought up these feelings of sadness and loss. It was also melancholy, remembering the fond […]

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Garden Postcards ebook.

A warm welcome back to Fairy Wren Cottage and a heartfelt thank you for the lovely feedback I have been receiving since sharing my latest ebook. If you don’t already subscribe you can click the link to download Garden Postcards plus my other free ebooks. Preserve the Harvest, Quinces, Nest, Food Hedges, Quiet Moments and […]

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Fairy Wren Cottage Postcards

I’m looking forward to sending  Fairy Wren Cottage Postcards (the 1st postcard was sent out last night to everyone who subscribes to the ebooks)  and I’m very grateful for the lovely messages of encouragement for this new series.  Some details if you didn’t receive a postcard. What is a Fairy Wren Cottage Postcard? I could […]

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Garden Postcards: Dahlias.

~ Dear Lovely Reader ~ Oh dahlias! Where would our gardens be without them?! So grateful for their comeback and renewed popularity in the garden, it means there are more varieties now available to choose from. As the Autumn days unfold I look to the dahlias for their tell tale signs of slowing down. The […]

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Planting fruit & veg after the drought.

Amy: Now we have got water we can get the veg patch going? Any tips on what to plant Jude? Me: Plant lots of love! Let me have a think I will message you tomorrow. A message between Amy @wattleandtwine and I late Sunday night on Instagram. After years of drought and dust storms Amy […]

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Greener Alternatives Book.

Click here to download The Greener Alternatives Book. It was a privilege for Lil and I to edit this free ebook. What is the book actually about? The cover really says it all. 168 ways Fairy Wren Cottage instagram followers are making a smaller ecological footprint in their own homes and gardens that positively impacts […]

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Going Forward…

Everything I go to post about can seem quite trivial compared to what is going on in the wider world, the continuing devastation of the bushfires here in Australia as we wake up to hear of more destruction and loss, and closer to home the health and wellbeing of family & friends. I’ve had a […]

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Garden Postcards: Forget Me Nots

Dear Lovely Reader, As the days turn from late Winter to early early Spring there always comes with the promise of Forget Me Nots. I watch for tiny blue flowers popping through amongst other foliage or along the edge of the wood shed and garden steps. Taking special care to check where they self seeded […]

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Garden Postcards: Albertine Rose & Potato Vine.

Dear Lovely Reader, The Albertine Rose & the Potato Vine love each other and to be honest I love them. It’s a match made for our garden. With our climate and where they are planted they don’t get too carried away growing every which way. A  yearly prune and all is good. Albertine has a […]

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