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STUDIO 27 - GETTING CREATIVE IN 2017

I am going to confess something to you......I'm a collector....shells...branches...seed pods...wire.I love nothing more than to rummage in a big dairy or farm shed, finding all sorts of rusty forgotten  "bits"..... wondering what uses they had when they were bright shiny and new. ...

STUFFED ZUCCHINI FLOWERS - PERFECT ON A HOT SUMMERS EVENING

There is nothing like a rampant zucchini plant to fill every nook and cranny in your vegetable garden. Anyone can grow one of these!Turn your back for 5 seconds and this is what you get.Next year I am growing this variety up onto a trellis, so the long fruit can hang down. ...

THE COLOURS OF AN AUSSIE SUMMER

When you start getting those 30 degree days and the sky is the most intense of blues, that's when you know Summer is right around the corner. The colours of an Aussie summer to me are bright and bold. The Illawarra flame tree just "pops" against the blue sky with it's bright red flowers. ...

DELICIOUS MIDWEEK TWIST ON ROAST LAMB

Firstly, I would like to share a pic of the beautiful Elina Rose.....if you remember back in June of this year I planted this variety as a bare rooted rose.Look at it now......Perfection..... We visited the local food markets on the weekend and one of my favourite purchases, apart from plants.....is...

COME VISIT MY GARDEN

Who's a fan of farm gate produce!!How could you not be.....you get to drive up a little country driveway and if you are lucky the farmers are there and a good chinwag ensues. You see EXACTLY where your produce is coming from....and it's fresh. And for those of you that don't live in the country .....how about you visit your local farmers marke, they...

FINALLY THE VEGGIE GARDEN IS UP AND RUNNING

Sponsored postFrom an ugly bare patch of dirt.... to a productive patch of dirt   When we first moved into our house back in April, one of the first things that I did was to get the biggest piece of tarp and lay it out on the ground. I knew exactly where the proposed veggie garden was going to go.....facing north....with lots...

TV SHOWS...APARTMENT BLOCK POTATOES...EGG SHELLS & A COUNTRY STAY

I really love sharing my days with you.....showing the beauty that is all around us...the craziness of life....things that make me laugh and hopefully make you laugh too.... maybe, along this meandering journey, you might pick up a few tips along the way....it might be gardening,  cooking up a storm, chook whispering, building and making "stuff"......Like...POTATO...

SPRING IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Spring in the garden is such a beautiful time of year and I have compiled a list of some of my favourites.....I had such a hard time trying to decide what would make my list and would have included countless more.....that's the trouble when you love so many flowers.Lets start with the stunning ballerina like Fuchsia....You can plant her (she is a ballerina) in...

CHOOKS ARE IN SEVENTH HEAVEN IN THEIR NEW HOME

Renovations on our house complete, it was now time to focus on our chooks getting a brand new home.......With a bit of a twist to the design! We sat down with the chooks and went through the drawings and an agreement was finally made..... Materials required....handy husband and helper (me)Straw $14.00 a bale (needed about...

THE WEEK THAT WAS.....

Do you go into a cleaning and gardening frenzy when you decide to have a party or even just a small get together? Or are you the relaxed kind of people where things like that don't matter....I think you can all guess what camp we are in! In our case.... this time around we just added a few extras into the mix, like..... painting, laying turf, building...

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