Country Lifestyle, Automated ๐Ÿค–

Moving to the country doesn't have to mean losing touch with technology, all that's needed to take advantage of the latest gadgets, apps, and clever devices is an internet connection and a bit of creative thinking. After moving rurally, we were interested in how we could modernise the Cottage. We started by setting up security … Continue reading Country Lifestyle, Automated ๐Ÿค–


1 Month in the Country ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿก

The 1st month has been and gone here at our little half-acre home and I'm so impressed with what we have managed to do round the place so far... Turn Up The Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ The insulation and heating in the close to 80-year-old cottage needed to be addressed straightaway.ย  There's a wood burner in the … Continue reading 1 Month in the Country ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿก

Feijoa Loaf Recipe ๐Ÿž

The autumn feijoa bounty is in full swing, when you tire of eating them by the spoonful chuck them in a loaf and enjoy warm with a good lashing of butter. 1 cup of feijoas (about 5), spoon out centres and roughly chop. 1 cup caster sugar 50g butter 1 cup boiling water 2 eggs … Continue reading Feijoa Loaf Recipe ๐Ÿž

How To Chicken Proof Your Dog ๐Ÿถ

Achieving zen between free-ranging chicken and dog can be tricky but not impossible... As an owner of a gun-dog breed I had my reservations about training a Springer Spaniel to ignore impulses her ancestors have been bred to do over centuries... detect, flush, retrieve! If you too dream of watching both dog and chook in … Continue reading How To Chicken Proof Your Dog ๐Ÿถ

Preparing for your Chickens + Coop Review ๐Ÿ”

Having a safe place for your chickens is essential before bringing them home, you will want to research what kind of enclosure or coop to have in advance that is able to keep your chooks warm, happy, and safe. A Happy Chicken = eggs! Firstly you should check if there are rules in your area … Continue reading Preparing for your Chickens + Coop Review ๐Ÿ”

Work begins on the Half-Acre๐ŸŒฑ

There is so much to get done around our half acre section - bushes, shrubs, trees, hedges and weeds are creeping higher up and further out. It's going to take a wee while to get it looking to where I want it to be - ideally a semi low maintenance plot with space for us … Continue reading Work begins on the Half-Acre๐ŸŒฑ

Meet our Flock – The Three Pecketeers ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ

Hi Peeps! Its about time I did a chicken post now that our girls have had several weeks to settle into their new paradise. Introducing Delilah, Peckachu, & Daphne They are between 12-14 weeks at the moment, and likely wont start laying for another few months. Our main reason for getting chickens was for eggs, … Continue reading Meet our Flock – The Three Pecketeers ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ