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This blog is about seasonal living, sharing our country life & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
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Jude  x 

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Pear Harvest.

If you leave your pears to ripen on the tree, the birds, possums and wasps with get them before you. Remember that it is wasp season at the moment. They love to eat the inside part of the fruit that you might not be able to see when you are picking the actual fruit. Before […]

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Growing Golden Nugget Pumpkins

~ Golden Nugget Pumpkins ~ We love growing Golden Nugget pumpkins because they are quick to mature and shorten the hungry gap.  Thankfully Golden Nuggets are a big win in this department and we aren’t waiting for the larger pumpkin varieties to mature. The Golden Nuggets are a staple in our cooler climate garden where […]

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Tending a cosy home.

For us, a cosy, tidy home is steadying and reassuring especially when everything else going on in the world at the moment can feel unsettling. I want to make things easier for our family, and together we have worked out easy systems and routines that aren’t time consuming and flow with the day. It makes […]

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The Store Cupboard #2

  This is the second instalment of my Store Cupboard series, my first instalment I shared in yesterday’s post. Creating a Store Cupboard isn’t a once done, leave it and walk away kind of thing. It evolves. I replied to a comment left on my Instagram post in relation to The Store Cupboard #1 blog […]

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Planning for our cosy cottage.

Right from the very beginning, I knew that I would never want to live anywhere else but the countryside. After our family shifted to the city from the country when I was 16, it took me awhile to return but in my heart the country is and always will be my home. In a frame […]

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Honeybee & the Potatoes!

How is your garden list of things to do for the week looking? I’m trying to be realistic, prioritise things and still have that goal of doing something for half an hour in the garden each day.  Hopefully we’ll be able to tick everything off the list over the weekend weather permitting. Some tasks on […]

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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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Bird Watching.

When we first shifted to Fairy Wren Cottage there were four types of birds that visited the garden… because over the last 11 years we have created and are continuing to maintain a bird friendly and wildlife friendly garden, we now have over 60 birds visiting or living in our garden. The increase in bird […]

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Rose & Fruit Tree Orders.

Southern Hemisphere friends you need to get your skates on if you haven’t already done your mail order for roses or bare rooted trees and particularly bare rooted fruit trees. Or maybe you are lucky enough to have a local nursery that will do a special order for you. Some online rose catalogues have some […]

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Garden Postcards: Winter Garden

  Come for a walk with me around the Wintertime garden here at Fairy Wren Cottage. We have had some beautiful mornings where the flog lies low in the valley and takes until mid morning to lift. The new growth, violets, snow drops, ornamental quince and Cootamundra wattle seems so vibrant against the Winter sky. […]

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