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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 

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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Garden Planning

With the wood fire warming the house, the labrador asleep on the hearth and Ebb the Spoodle snuggled up next to me,  I look outside at the tall silver birch trees, their draping shapes further exposed with the leaves already fallen and I watch some little Silver Eyes skip between the branches. The fog is […]

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Quince Jam Drop Bikkies

The Quince Jam Drop Bikkie recipe to celebrate all things Quince and sharing my new free ebook. Quince Jam Drop Bikkies Makes 15. Ingredients: 180g butter 3/4 cup rapadura sugar 2 cups wholemeal spelt flour 1/2 teaspoon Aluminium free Baking Powder 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 chia egg . In a small cup mix 1 […]

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Benefits of knowing your flock

It is so exciting when chicks or new members of your flock finally arrive and even more so the very  first time you bring your first flock home or they hatch in the incubator or under Mama Hen. There is nothing like those early days of learning hands on even though there has been so […]

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Hens who won’t go to bed…

If you have new members in your flock or are establishing a new flock with chicks that have gone straight from the incubator to the brooder box then ready for a bigger outside pen an easy way to train them to go into their pen at night is simply with food. Follow these simple steps […]

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Berry Jam Drops

  Is there anything better than a jam drop bikkie with a nice cup of tea?! Use frozen berries instead, it’s a little different to the always delicious jam drop  that needs about 1/2 teaspoon of jam per biscuit. Healthier, less sugar means less sugar high. Have your little kitchen helper put the berries on […]

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