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