When the snigger cut the logs he left the tree tops. Deciding to use as much of the tree as possible we hired a chipper for the weekend. All branches under 100mm were cut off. We spent the weekend cutting and feeding the chipper. The heat was pretty incredible so for a large parts of […]
At the time of lodging our DA application we also lodged an application for approval to harvest timber on our property. The week extensions began our application for logging was approved and the sniggers arrived. The roar of this huge machinery and the sound of chainsaws have been heard for the last couple of weeks. […]
Yesterday I finally made a spinach quiche that I was happy with and received rave reviews:) One of the most satisfying part of the meal was that a some of the ingredients were home grown. The spinach and carrots were grown with love by PC, and the eggs were contributed by our own chooks. (and […]
Two years and a half years ago we moved from a large house in town to our property. The purchase of land meant we had to downsize. The house is 9.5 meters by 8.88 meters, a BIG challenge to fit ten people into. This photo was taken after lunch, see how there is still shade […]
As I mentioned in my last post our lemon tree is simply loaded with lemon. I’ve been trying new recipes on my family and thought I’d share them here. The following two recipes were sent to me by my friend Deanne. Lemon Butter: 4 eggs beaten 4 large lemons 500g sugar 125g butter Grate rind […]
Our children constantly amaze me with their inventiveness. Recently we were given some jeans with the knees out, I immediately turned them into denim shorts for Michelangelo;) and threw away the offcuts. The children promptly ‘rescued’ the jean bottoms. Then they turned them inside out and ran a seam along the cut opening and instantly […]
Over in the far west paddock I discovered a new koala subspecies. Amazing how those koalas can just scale up the tree trunks. How I wish I could join them but alas my toes no longer grip. I also managed to spot a baby koala. Or perhaps it was a bat.
We are experiencing flooding in our region. Yesterday we recorded 80ml. Half of that fell in an hour period early in the evening. Our side yard has a deceptive slope, the rain was just rushing down the lawn. Soon the children had the surf boards out and they were scooting down at a fair pace. […]