Continental and Ripe Near Me

This post is written in partnership with Continental and Ripe Near Me* Around 18 months ago I was walking down the street, probably pushing the pram up the giant hill we live on, when I passed a neighbourhood centre. A sign in the window caught my attention. It was a small, A4 poster advertising aContinue reading “Continental and Ripe Near Me”

Garden Share Collective: Favourite

I wrote last week about how gardening doesn’t come naturally to me, it’s effort, and often overwhelming. But there are a few things that I really do love about being out in the garden. And what better way to celebrate that than to join in with the Garden Share Collective and talk about my favouriteContinue reading “Garden Share Collective: Favourite”

Grow Just One Thing

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining (sometimes), the birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing. And, as I do each year, I begin to feel the overwhelming pressure of getting plants in the ground to grow some spring/summer produce. You see, I’m an olive thumb. Not black thumb but most definitely not green. IContinue reading “Grow Just One Thing”

My Gardening Philosophy

I love gardening. It seems that the older I get the more passionate I get about it. I’m not particularly good at it, but as my black thumb starts to turn a shade of olive, I seem to be developing a little understanding. The sun is shining and I walk outside, the chickens get fed andContinue reading “My Gardening Philosophy”

My Beginners Guide to Chickens

On of the things that has really helped us in our frugal and environmental journey has been keeping chickens. They get given any kitchen scraps that we have, and in exchange we get to use the beautiful soil we create and eat the eggs. These tips are just what has worked for us over theContinue reading “My Beginners Guide to Chickens”

Chicken Waterer with Nipple Drippers

Another inspiration that came from Wollangarra was to put some love into our chicken coop. We’ve had our beloved girls for almost 4 years, they’ve been through a move with us and we’ve added some new ladies to our flock. We’ve been trying to figure out a good way to provide the chickens with waterContinue reading “Chicken Waterer with Nipple Drippers”

My Zero Waste Dilemma

I set myself a goal, that by the end of 2016 I would have removed all single use plastic from our home. I’ve introduced the beeswax food covers, been kindly gifted some seriously awesome 4MyEarth* products, we make our own bread and don’t eat very much package food as it is. But there is oneContinue reading “My Zero Waste Dilemma”

Growing asparagus and a backyard rainforest

I’ve wanted to grow asparagus for 10 years, ever since I worked at Wollangarra. There was asparagus grown there, what a joy it was to go and pick those fresh spears each morning and see the incredible growth! Asparagus plants live for about 25 years, best grown in a raised garden bed and they’re notContinue reading “Growing asparagus and a backyard rainforest”

Spring is coming to my garden

It’s been so fun to watch the garden flourish as the days have gotten warmer. I’m seeing the baby spinach and silverbeet finally stretch is arms, and grow, as though it’s been hibernating through winter. We’ve watched the broccoli bolt, even with these tiny heads. We have, thankfully, been able to add a small amountContinue reading “Spring is coming to my garden”

In My Garden… July 2015

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a garden to share, and while it’s not quite finished we are picking little bits and pieces to add to our meals. Each day I head out and check on the growth, I squeal with excitement when I see that our peas are tall enough to reachContinue reading “In My Garden… July 2015”

Mushroom Foraging with Whole Larder Love

Standing, basket in hand, the crunch of fallen debris under foot and the smell of musty rotting pine needles in the air, Rohan began to explain the perfect way to cut a mushroom from the ground. “I’m sick of seeing all these pictures on Instagram of shit in mushrooms, so I’m going to show youContinue reading “Mushroom Foraging with Whole Larder Love”