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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 

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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Apple blossom time.

Lady of the Snow. Geeveston Fanny. Devonshire Quarrenden. Lady Williams. White Pearmain. Ranelagh. Cox Orange Pippin. Brambley Seedling. Gravenstein. Golden Delicious. Campbelltown Pippin & two other unidentified apple trees we rescued from someone’s over zealous use of secateurs before they went to the tip. I may have gone a little over  board with planting apple […]

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When you look up…

You know when you look up and catch yourself seeing your surrounds through fresh eyes? Reminding you of where you are  meant to be…And it will be different for all of us. I had that feeling when I looked  up from folding the tea towels & hand made dish clothes at the kitchen table this […]

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Grooming our Pups. Part I.

Caring for a dog that needs regular grooming is a big long term commitment financially if you don’t do it yourself. Over the years we have taken Molly & Ebb to different dog groomers, for the first 7 years of their lives I was able to do the dog grooming before my hand injury restricted […]

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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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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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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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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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