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Fairy Wren Cottage blog is a journal of sorts about seasonal living & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
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Homeschooling #6 TED talk

Like anything in life there are different ways to approach something and educating our children is no different. For a family at the beginning of their homeschooling journey it can seem a bit overwhelming and daunting as to know where to start. For us it started with me researching extensively, that’s ok, it was a […]

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Homeschooling #5 Learning

There are four previous posts I have shared about our Homeschooling journey, you can read them in the Homeschooling section. This is our last year of homeschooling our daughter Liliana, from the 2nd day of Prep through her high school years to year 12 (now) plus she is in the 2nd year of her University […]

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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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Preserving at harvest time.

It is that time of year we all look forward to, harvesting or buying Summer and Autumn produce. And it is also the time when new work and school commitments set in, establishing new routines for the week. What to do when you see the zucchini’s growing by the minute, the herbs need harvesting and […]

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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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  Crochet & Knitted Dishcloths. How to make them.

Crochet & Knitted Dishcloths It’s the little things in the supermarket trolley that add up over time isn’t it?! Estimating how many disposable dishcloths we paid for then threw  away into landfill in  a year …well … it was a lot since the synthetic disposable ones don’t have a long life. I’m always looking in […]

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Beehive Compost Bin.

Is there anything uglier than one of those black plastic compost bins in the garden? It’s alright, you are safe, I’m not going to go on a rant about how much I dislike them. We disguised one of ours by making a box out of timber offcuts to put over it and the box  looks […]

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Family, Folk And History Blog.

    Just a heads up to all those interested in history & family trees. For a year now our Lil has been writing a blog called Family, Folk & History. The web address is familyfolkandhistory.com link here: familyfolkandhistory.com  To celebrate its 1st birthday she has added some new resources. ~ There is a great […]

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Planning our life together.

21st August 1999 I met my husband Michael when I was living in Darwin, he was there for less than forty eight hours, on holidays from The Netherlands. We both knew it was love at first sight and when he returned to Australia four months later we bought a car and started travelling together. During […]

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