Friday, 27 June 2014


Joining Heather at Beauty That Moves

*  Yummy sausage rolls for after school snacks.

*  Cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker, wow it tasted amazing.  

*  I bought my family a coffee machine.  I don't drink coffee but Darren does and the kids just love the hot chocolates.

Friday, 13 June 2014


This month I decided it was high time the chook house had a reno.  After 3 days of shoveling to get the floor dug down and level, carting dirt to the raised beds in buckets, laying the slate that has been sitting around for 15 years and making some new nesting beds, the job was done...

...and all ready to bring home some new girls to be with our old girls.  Our old girls are Isa Browns, they have been slowly dropping off the perch and we are now down to 2, they are 8 years old and we still get eggs!

Today I picked up 4 new girls from Taryn, a friend who breeds the most gorgeous birds.

Up the back is Chia, the lovely lady in the front is yet to be named by Sophie.  These two are Anconas.

Sophie named this gorgeous Rhode Island Red Rosie, she's a little shy and cute.

This is Cyril (Lachie named her) she's a fast one and is a Rhode Island Red cross.

These ladies should be ready to lay when the days get longer and warmer, around 6 -8 weeks time.

Thursday, 12 June 2014


Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen. A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home. 

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Joining Heather at Beauty That Moves

*  enjoying clean eating

*  raw fresh vegetables ready for curried sausages in the slow cooker

*  radishes picked fresh from the garden

*  making banana & blueberry bread

*  muesli slice for the kids school snacks

*  nourishing soup for dinner

After 8 weeks with no oven due to not being able to source a part, it feels really good to be able to bake again.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


I thought I'd give The Vegan Box a go this month and I have to say I'm a little disappointed.  The Vegan Box offers a box of sample vegan goodies to try each month but when I received mine yesterday I couldn't believe how little it was.  The goodies are nice enough, I've already eaten the yummy fruit and nut bar and couldn't help myself to some of the chocolate cranberries to really send my sugars up high, but that is a problem in itself, although everything is vegan it's not necessarily good for you.  I try not to eat any added sugar and the amount I consumed yesterday was huge!

I do like the fridge magnet "Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends", the lip balm has a rather sickly smell to it, I'm sure Sophie will love it though and I'm yet to try any other goodies.

I really like the concept but it's really not my thing considering the amount and content of product.

Safe to say I won't be getting any more boxes from them and I'm kinda glad that I didn't subscribe.  I think I can better spend my $29.95 locally at our wonderful organic shop.