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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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Beauty In The Everyday Moments.

    ~ Beauty in the everyday moments ~ Flowers in the dusk light. Picking Scarlet Runner beans. Sitting on the bench with Honeybee in her garden. Watching how she notices everything. Garden steps and a well used bird bath at the end of the day. The Indian Runner ducks waiting for me at the […]

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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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A bandicoot in the garden.

I’ve seen the Southern Brown Bandicoot in the front garden three times now. It never gets old. I find myself standing as quietly as possible and have to remind myself to breathe! The largest bandicoot we have seen by far, this darling potters about, digging a little and grazing. The first time I saw Brown […]

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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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Growing Heritage Fruit Trees. Part III.

~ Buying Heritage Fruit trees, lessons learnt ~ Mail order: With heritage fruit tree varities not always in great supply it can at times feel like finding a needle in a haystack. Searching through online catalogues and mail order has at times been the only way for us to source some fruit tree varieties. The […]

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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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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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